Justin Timberlake Presenting Icon Award To Kobe, Peyton, Abby At 2016 ESPYs

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Add another very high-profile guest to the 2016 ESPYs bill.

ABC confirms that superstar entertainer Justin Timberlake will present the Icon award to a trio of sports greats at this year’s ceremony.

Kobe Bryant, Peyton Manning, and Abby Wambach will each receive the award as recognition for “the indelible mark they have made on the world of sports.”

Timberlake joins a list of presenters that includes Chris Berman (ESPN Sportscaster), Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors), Skylar Diggins (Dallas Wings), Lisa Leslie (retired WNBA player), David Oyelowo (“Queen of Katwe”), Usher Raymond IV (“Hands of Stone”) Lindsey Vonn (American World Skier), Dwyane Wade (Chicago Bulls), and J.J. Watt (Houston Texans).

Hosted by John Cena, the ABC ceremony airs at 8PM this Wednesday.

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