Balloting for the award is conducted over the Internet by fans from amongst between three and five choices selected by the ESPN Select Nominating Committee. The ESPY Awards ceremony is conducted in June and awards conferred reflect performance and achievement over the twelve months preceding presentation.
|Year of award||Date||Game or event||Sports venues||Sports competitions, governing body, or league||Competing Sports teamss||Sport||Player and performance|
|2006||22 January, 2006||2005-06 regular season game||Staples Center|
Los Angeles, California, United States
|National Basketball Association||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Basketball||In his side's 122-104 victory, Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant converts 21 of 33 two-point field goals, 7 of 13 three-point field goals, and 18 of 20 free throws attempted to score 81 points, more in a single game than any player save Wilt Chamberlain (100 in the 1961-62 season)|