On Wednesday night, Danica Patrick hosted the ESPYs – ESPN’s annual awards show that honors the athletes from the previous year. Patrick opened with a lengthy monologue that included a few hilarious moments.
However, it also featured a few spectacularly awkward ones. The moment that comes to mind was Patrick’s joke about a balding LeBron James.
Now, the King is fresh off his decision to join the Los Angeles Lakers and is one of the most-beloved athletes in the world. Making a joke about his receding hairline didn’t make for great television.
Patrick delivered the line to deaf ears. Check it out.
Danica Patrick trying to roast LeBron at the ESPYS…gets awkward silence from the crowd…CRINGE pic.twitter.com/oe67LEYgra
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) July 19, 2018
Not every joke has an audience – Patrick found that out the hard way on Wednesday night. It’s not all bad, though.
Tune into ABC to see the final hour of the ESPYs.