It's been said before, but entertainers want to be athletes, and athletes want to be entertainers. The ESPYs are just another attempt to satisfy the vanity of these athletes in a red carpet show all about them. Don't they already get awards from their respective leagues? Handing out awards in this setting is unnecessary, and only looks like a cash grab for ABC to get advertising dollars.
No one needs to see athletes get all dolled up for a pointless award.