ESPN

THE ESPYS

FROM THE NOKIA THEATRE & HOSTED BY

Rob Riggle

LIVE Wednesday, JULY 11 " 9 PM ET " ESPN

ESPY Vote: Best Team

Updated: July 11, 2012, 8:19 PM ET

All ESPYS voting categories will end when the show begins, with the exception of one award: Best Team of the Year.

During the live show, fans can also vote for this award on Twitter by using the hash tag #BestTeam and casting their vote with a nominee's name. Example: My @ESPYS vote for #BestTeam is the Miami Heat!!!

The winner of Best Team will then be revealed at the end of the show.

So start voting and tune in on July 11 to see who wins.

Alabama football

On Nov. 5, 2011, LSU handed Alabama it's only loss of the season, marring an otherwise perfect campaign. When the two teams met again in the BCS Championship Game, the Crimson Tide exacted revenge in a decisive manner, overpowering the Tigers 21-0 to capture the national title.


Baylor women's basketball

With their win over Notre Dame in the national championship final, the Baylor women's basketball team not only laid claim to the NCAA title, it capped off an undefeated campaign becoming the first team, men or women, to go a perfect 40-0 in one season.


Kentucky men's basketball

The Kentucky men's basketball team capped off a 38-2 season with a march through the NCAA tournament that brought it to the Final Four in New Orleans. After putting away intrastate rival Louisville 69-61 the semifinal game, the Wildcats defeated Kansas to claim the national title.


Los Angeles Kings

When the Los Angeles Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils for the Stanley Cup championship, they became the first No. 8 seed to win the title since the conference-based playoff format was introduced in 1994. The victory marked the first Stanley Cup title in the team's 44-season history. It also marked only the second time in the four major sports that a team with as many as three different head coaches/managers in a single regular season went on to win the championship, joining the 1978 New York Yankees.


Miami Heat

After the disappointment of losing to the Dallas Mavericks in the 2011 NBA Finals, the Miami Heat returned strong for the 2011-12 regular season, finishing with an impressive 46-20 record, second only to the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference. But their return trip to the Finals was anything but smooth. In both the conference semifinals against the Indiana Pacers and the conference finals against the Boston Celtics, the Heat had to rally from behind to take each series. After dropping the opening game in the NBA Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Heat won four straight games to claim their second title.


New York Giants

With their win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI, the New York Giants became the fifth NFL team to have won at least four Super Bowl titles. After ending the regular season with a 9-7 record, the Giants stepped up when it mattered most, becoming the first team to win the Super Bowl with fewer than 10 regular-season wins since the NFL went to the 16-game schedule in 1978.


St. Louis Cardinals

Finding themselves trailing by 10½ games in the National League wild-card race in late August, the St. Louis Cardinals staged an incredible rally that not only got them to the postseason, but carried them all the way to a 2011 World Series victory. The win marked the Cards' 11th World Series title, second most among the league's teams.