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Reporter Tom Rinaldi and producer follow the Paradise High School football team as they return to the field after last year’s Camp Fire

The Oscars of the sports world has expanded into a full week of ESPYS-related parties – with Rob Gronkowski seemingly making it to all of them.

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  • The former Patriots tight end went to head-to-head with Floyd Mayweather to tip off the week in the Monster Energy $50K Charity Challenge Celebrity Basketball Game at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion.

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  • Team captain Gronk was joined by his biggest cheerleader/girlfriend, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model, Camille Kostek. Rob also recruited big brother Chris Gronkowski onto his team, but still went down fighting to Team Mayweather.

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  • Snoop Dogg acted as Team Gronk’s coach for the celeb-filled game that raised money for  Teen Cancer America.

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  • “Dancing With the Stars” pros Jenna Johnson and Val Chmerkovskiy forgot to keep their eyes on the ball as the sat courtside.

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  • MVP of party-rocking and future NFL Hall of Famer Gronk hosted the ESPYS Official Pre-Party at Hotel Figueroa in downtown LA. the night before the 2019 awards.

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  • If you ever wonder where the three-time Super Bowl champion gets his dance moves from, look no further than Gordy “Papa Gronk” Gronkowski.

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  • Yep, the apple doesn’t fall far from tree as Chris, Dan and Rob Gronkowski prepared to set the dance-floor on fire to tunes by DJ D-Nice.

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  • Jimmy V Award for Perseverance honoree Rob Mendez, a football coach born without arms or legs, joined in the dance-off with the Gronks, Paralympians and Afghanistan veteran Israel Del Toro.

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  • Cassidy Hubbarth, Katie Nolan and Dianna Russini walked the red carpet at the pre-ESPYS party before hosting ESPN’s “Red Carpet Live” on Twitter the following day.

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  • 2018 U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka proved that golfers can party too. 

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  • Also on Tuesday night, the Players’ Tribune founder Derek Jeter welcomed stars such as Cam Newton to the Players’ Night Out party in Hollywood.

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  • WNBA teammates Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird took advantage of the couch to give their feet a break at the Players’ Night Out party.

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  • Legends Award honoree Dwyane Wade walked the orange carpet with his kids at the Nickelodeon “Kids’ Choice Sports” before getting drowned in gold slime … (be sure to take that expensive watch off, Wade!)

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  • It’s about to get messy between skateboarding phenomena Nyjah Huston and Gronk at Nickelodeon’s “Kids’ Choice Sports.”

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  • Snowboarders Chloe Kim and Toby Miller prove they’re the cutest couple in extreme sports. 

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  • Cedars-Sinai and Sports Spectacular closed out the festivities with the 34th Annual Gala Celebration on Monday, once again held at Snoop Dogg’s (with MMA ring announcer Bruce Buffer) compound in Inglewood. 

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  • First-time attendee WWE Superstar Nikki Bella pledged her support to the Sports Spectacular Diabetes and Obesity Wellness and Research Center. “I am now in for life, I love when you can be at such an amazing event that raises awareness for such a good cause,” she told TheWrap. “It is so important as athletes with our platforms to educate people.”

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  • L.A. Rams running back Todd Gurley now has Sports Spectacular’s NFL Player of the Year Award — presented by none other than Snoop Dogg — to add to his trophy cabinet. 

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  • Former San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman, who is now in the fighting business with Lights Out Extreme Fighting, swapped moves with former UFC champion Tyron Woodley at the Sports Spectacular gala.

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  • The most talented siblings in the WNBA, L.A. Sparks teammates Chiney and Nneka Ogwumike shared health tips at the Sports Spectacular gala before checking out the Beyond Meat-catered cuisine. 

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  • LAFC teammates Walker Zimmerman and Tyler Miller were on hand when the MLS team, now in its second season, won the Community Spirit Award. “From the beginning, they made it a point to get involved with the community, being the first soccer team in downtown L.A.,” Zimmerman (left) told TheWrap. “It is a testament to people in the front office but also our supporters, who get involved with every type of charity event.”

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  • Currently out with an ACL injury that she suffered while playing in Europe, Seattle Storm WNBA star Stewart reminded Sports Spectacular guests that “Women Ball Too,” before collecting the award for Female Athlete of the Year.

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  • The biggest day in sports now lasts a whole week, with ESPN, Nickelodeon, Players’ Tribune and Sports Spectacular joining the action

    The Oscars of the sports world has expanded into a full week of ESPYS-related parties – with Rob Gronkowski seemingly making it to all of them.

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