Justin Timberlake had the honor of presenting Kobe Bryant, Abby Wambach, Peyton Manning with the Icon Award. Two time Superbowl Champion “Peyton Manning” expressed his gratitude towards the fans, because his career would of meant nothing if was not for them. Peyton Manning statement was confirmed by the fans as some of the crowd began chanting “Kobe” before he began his acceptance speech “Abby decided to retire after a compelling world cup victory. Peyton hung up his cleats after yet another Super Bowl win. For me, I tend to do things a little differently. I felt an impressive 17-for-65 season would be a bold statement to wrap up my 25-year career,” said Bryant.
Kobe continured by stating “I believe there’s time for resting at the end but for me that time is not now. Thank you for this tremendous honor in acknowledging my basketball career but I’m far from done. My next dream is to be honored one day for inspiring the next generation of athletes to have a dream, sacrifice for it and never ever rest in the middle.”
Abby Wambach spokes on equality for women and any other issues involving fairness and injustice. Checkout her fellow speech below.
“We’re willing to be true to ourselves and speak up when there’s something to say,” she said, “Whether it’s about equitable pay, or any issue about fairness and injustice … I’m proud of being part of that legacy, standing in front you today, true to myself and knowing that I’ve left the game better than I’ve found it.”