Brian Wilson, Bieber shine on ESPYs red carpet

Thu, Jul 14

LOS ANGELES -- Some quick notes and quotes from the ESPYs red carpet:

• Athletes flock to the ESPYs to celebrate the greatest achievements in sports, sure, but they're down to meet some women, too. "We want to meet Anna Kournikova," Zach Randolph says. "And Maria Sharapova," Grizzlies teammate Mike Conley Jr. adds. "One of them will do."

• The magnitude of Adrian Peterson's celebrity crush would crush them all. "I have to meet Halle Berry," the Vikings running back says. "She's a gorgeous woman. I don't kiss feet at all, but she has good features and her feet are one of those features. So, you know, I'd kiss her feet."

• Brian Wilson, with his wooly beard and what appears to be a form-fitting, once-piece tuxedo, will take home Wackiest Look honors, but the Giants pitcher wasn't alone in standing out on the carpet. "I'm trying to bring back the '80s gold nuggets," Amar'e Stoudemire says of his large and very yellow necklace. Meanwhile, Shawn Marion of the Mavs says his new NBA championship ring is a license to dress in a blue-and-white Mavericks-colored suit: "We're world champions. We're allowed to be a little different. I don't want to dress like everybody else. To be a world champion is the best feeling you could have. I enjoy life anyway, but I'm going to enjoy it a little bit more now that I'm a champion."

• Word is, the NFL lockout is nearing its end -- and not all gridders are happy about this development. "I guarantee you, some guys want the lockout to last a little bit longer," one NFL player says. "I know I do. A lot of us aren't done vacationing."

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