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*Tuesday night EURweb was on the scene as the Champions of Choice in Education honored NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders and advocated the need of quality education for all students.

The event overlooked downtown LA  from the rooftop of the Luxe Hotel. The night was filled with dinner, dancing and musical performances. Attendees included Louis Gossett Jr, Lailah Ali, Nicole Murphy, Kelly Price, Nicki Gilbert and more.

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Of course, it would be remiss of our associate, LaCora Stephens, not to discuss the hot topics in sports, so find out what the stars like Lisa Leslie, Jalen Rose and Stephen A. Smith had to say about LeBron James, Kevin Durant & Floyd “Money” Mayweather.

It was a mix of opinions when it came to athlete of the year. Lisa Leslie felt Mayweather should win because of his talent and means to maintain his financial success.

“His business savvy has changed the game; no pun intended.,” she stated.

Stephen A. Smith of ESPN is rarely a man to be stumped, but he took deep thought into the question. Ultimately, he said, Kevin Durant. He explained:

“He’s sensational. He may make mistakes and appear a bit sensitive at times, but he’s one of the best people I know in professional sports. If there’s something to be said about being a great human being and as well as a great athlete, it would be about him.”

Jalen Rose didn’t spare his thoughts on Kevin Love. You have to hear his thoughts. Watch the video below for EURweb’s red carpet video coverage from the great Champions of Choice/Pre event.