Because the ESPYs are a celebration of ESPN's ability to celebrate celebrities, and exist in their own state of acute unreality, it's always fun when the real world—the one ESPN's reporters cover, often aggressively—decides to intrude. In 1998, it arrived in the form of Norm Macdonald lighting the whole room on fire during his monologue, joking about O.J. and Anthony Mason and Jordan and golf hustlers and statutory rape and the Cowboys and crack and strippers. Last night, there was a lesser messenger—Drake—with a lesser gag—a Donald Sterling rap—but things still got really awkward anyway.
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