2022 BET Awards Best Athletes Odds Are Led by LeBron James and Simone Biles
Posted: June 17, 2022
Updated: June 17, 2022
2022 BET Awards also recognize the best African American athletes
LeBron James and Steph Curry are the favorites in the men’s category
Serena Williams can win her 17th Sportswoman of the Year award
The 2022 Black Entertainment Awards will also choose the best athletes of the year in its Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards. The 2022 BET Awards Best Athletes odds favor NBA players LeBron James and Steph Curry in the men’s category. While Simone Biles and Candace Parker are head-to-head in the Sportswoman of the Year award. Where Serena Williams can win for the 17th time.
The Black Entertainment Awards recognizes the best African Americans in all parts of life from music to acting. The voting academy of 500 people will also choose the best men and women athletes of the year. LeBron James and Steph Curry have been dominated in the men’s category in the previous years. And Serena Williams is the record-holder in the Sportswoman of the Year award with 16 wins.
The nominees for this year have been already announced on the 1st of June. While the awards ceremony will be held on the 26th of June at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. After already checking the favorites for the Album and Video of the Year awards, let’s see the top candidates in the sports categories.
2022 BET Awards Best Athletes Odds For Sportsman of the Year
The two main favorites of the Sportsman of the Year awards, LeBron James and Steph Curry have already won the category several times. Online sportsbooks in Germany favor them again following another great season from both NBA players. LeBron James is the top favorite with the odds of 1.60 even though his team, the Los Angeles Lakers didn’t even get to the playoffs this season.
But James has been outstanding again until his ankle injury in March, which also meant the end of his season. He still broke several NBA records like being the oldest player to record at least 25 points in ten straight games. The 37-year-old star won the award 9 times so far and can easily make it 10 this year.
Another NBA legend, Steph Curry follows him in the 2022 BET Awards Best Athletes odds with 2.50. The 34-year-old player has just won his fourth NBA title with the Golden State Warriors. Increasing his chances of winning the award for the fifth time this year. He was voted the MVP of the All-Star Game in February after scoring 50 points. While he was also named the MVP of the NBA Championship Series.
Curry also broke several records in the season and was a key in his team’s latest success. A third NBA player, Giannis Antetokounmpo is also in the nominees but his chances of winning are much worse with the odds of 13.00. NFL player Aaron Donald has the same odds, even though he won the LVI Super Bowl with Los Angeles Rams this February.
Favorites of the Sportswoman of the Year award
Simone Biles is one of the greatest gymnasts of all time with four Olympic and 19 world championship titles. She won this award once before, in 2020. But now she is the top favorite with the odds of 2.00. Even though Biles pulled out from most events in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics last year due to mental issues. She did win a silver medal as a member of the US gymnastic team. And an individual bronze medal in the balance beam competition.
Many praised her for being outspoken about mental issues, which can favor her to win the award. Another athlete talking about the same problems is Naomi Osaka. The four-time Grand Slam champion is also in the nominees but her odds to win the award this year are only 8.50.
Online gambling sites in Germany offer the odds of 4.50 for another victory of tennis legend Serena Williams. The 23-time Grand Slam champion won this award a record 16 times so far. She is in the favorites again in spite of not playing any tournaments for over a year now due to a long-term injury. Williams has been seen at several awards though. Promoting King Richard, the film about the Williams sisters and their father.
WNBA player Candace Parker has an even better chance of winning with the odds of 2.50. She is one of the best players in the women’s league who won her second championship title last year with Chicago Sky. Parker was also named as WNBA All-Star for the sixth time in 2021, earning her a 7th nomination for this award.