Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant among big winners at 25th ESPYS

From the jokes by host Peyton Manning to the stories of inspiration by sports fans such as Jarrius Robertson, there were plenty of smiles — and even some tears — at the 25th ESPYS on Wednesday night in Los Angeles.

Many of the world’s best athletes packed into Microsoft Theater for the annual awards show, and by night’s end, some familiar names took center stage.

One of them was Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook, who was named best male athlete, adding on to the NBA MVP trophy he won in New York a few weeks ago.

Full list of 2017 ESPYS winners

The 2017 ESPYS celebrates the best in sports, with awards given by the fans.

Westbrook topped fellow nominees Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs, Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps.

“I’m just humbled to be on this stage in a room full of great athletes,” Westbrook said. “I’m just humbled and very thankful.”

Westbrook, who averaged a triple-double and broke Oscar Robertson’s record for most triple-doubles in a season with 42,

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