The 2009 ESPY Awards went down Wednesday night (Jul 15) at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, CA. Kobe & Vanessa Bryant, Venus & Serena Williams, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Michael Phelps, Wyclef Jean and other celebrities/athletes showed up to the ceremony, which was hosted by award-winning actor Samuel L. Jackson.

The 17th annual sports awards show will air this Sunday, July 19th, at 9 PM ET on ESPN.

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BACKSTAGE/AUDIENCE/PRESS ROOM PHOTOS

Stevie Wonder and members of the Los Angeles Lakers // 2009 ESPY Awards (Backstage)

Michael Phelps // 2009 ESPY Awards (Backstage) Wyclef Jean // 2009 ESPY Awards (Press Room) Venus Williams // 2009 ESPY Awards (Press Room) Jeremy Piven // 2009 ESPY Awards (Press Room)

Mike Tyson & Evander Holyfield // 2009 ESPY Awards (Backstage) Venus & Serena Williams // 2009 ESPY Awards (Audience)

Kobe & Vanessa Bryant // 2009 ESPY Awards (Audience) Will.i.am // 2009 ESPY Awards (Backstage) Demi Moore // 2009 ESPY Awards (Backstage) Samuel L. Jackson // 2009 ESPY Awards (Backstage)

SHOW PHOTOS

Samuel L. Jackson & Wyclef Jean // 2009 ESPY Awards (Show)

Terrell Owens // 2009 ESPY Awards (Show) Kobe Bryant // 2009 ESPY Awards (Show) Stevie Wonder // 2009 ESPY Awards (Show) Samuel L. Jackson // 2009 ESPY Awards (Show)

Samuel L. Jackson & Stevie Wonder // 2009 ESPY Awards (Show)

Samuel L. Jackson // 2009 ESPY Awards (Show) Venus & Serena Williams // 2009 ESPY Awards (Show)

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