It seems like parties held in honor of popular annual award shows are far more interesting than the actual award ceremonies.
Case in point, MF recently attended two events held in honor of the ESPY awards: ESPY's Extreme, the official pre-soiree at Hollywood's legendary Roosevelt Hotel, hosted by NFL phenom LaDainian Tomlinson (San Diego Chargers running back and four-time 2007 ESPY award winner) and the official post-party, held at the Babylon Court in the Hollywood & Highland complex, immediately after the ESPY Awards in the Kodak Theatre.
As notable celebrities and able-bodied athletes geared up to attend the ESPY Awards the next night, everyone strutted their Hollywood stuff on the red carpet of ESPY's Extreme, which was nothing short of sensational.
First on the carpet was champion swimmer, turned Playboy cover girl Amanda Beard. Eccentric actress Bai Ling and her nipple – which was on full display due to her revealing gown, followed her. Soon icons like Hilary & Hayley Duff, and the illustrious Lil Kim, followed an influx of superstar athletes which included Men's Fitness cover guy Reggie Bush, Dwayne Wade, Vince Carter, Baron Davis and even NBA neophyte Greg Oden.
After the glare dimmed from the paparazzi bulbs, everyone trailed to the bar that was transformed into a BMX bike ramp, where experts previewed a taste of the stunts in-store for the upcoming X-Games.
The night was just heating up when the platinum-plus King of the South, T.I. blazed the stage. The performance was so hot; the location seemed like a brick oven. But things cooled down poolside as Celtics' superstar Ray Allen reminisced to a few attendees’ about his first car, a 91' Nissan Sentra. We’re sure he’s upgraded since.
This shindig was called the ESPY's Extreme for one reason: It was extremely sexy! Music, athletes, entertainment and celebrities – made it an event to remember?
The ESPY Awards, hosted by LeBron James and Jimmy Kimmel, aired on ESPN.