Danica Patrick's opening monologue at the ESPYs went for some easy jokes

Danica Patrick and Aaron Rodgers made their red carpet debut at the 2018 ESPY Awards on Wednesday

Aaron Rodgers has officially converted Danica Patrick into a Packers fan

Then, after jabbing Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons for "becoming a Kardashian" due to his relationship with Kendall Jenner, Patrick turned her focus to Los Angeles' newest star - LeBron James.

The Green Bay Packers quarterback posed as her boyfriend, telling her he thought she was "the prettiest girl in the world" before kissing her - in a fantastic '80s frosted wig and all - as they leaned into a muscle vehicle.

Danica Patrick really gave it all she had as host of the 2018 ESPYS.

The 36-year-old retired NASCAR driver discussed the 34-year-old Green Bay Packers quarterback and her newfound fandom on Monday's episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!".

Simmons' relationship with supermodel Kendall Jenner has turned into one of the more spectacular celebrity relationships in the NBA, with the two being spotted on numerous dates since the Sixers' NBA season ended in May at the hands of the Boston Celtics. First linked late previous year, the pair confirmed their romance in January.

Patrick confirmed she and Rodgers have been dating since "the very beginning of the year".

Current and former Cleveland sports athletes were presented awards during Wednesday night's event. While Kimmel says she should, Patrick seems to disagree.

At that point, a photo of NBA All-Star Game anthem singer Fergie came on screen and Patrick said, "I don't know what Fergie was thinking either". "Thanks to @eblofer for the reads, @officialajhawk for the jokes, @trayfour and @stephencurry30 for the fun on the course, and @danicapatrick for being a handsome distraction when I started to play poorly".

Patrick is a three-time ESPY nominee. Last year, he won awards for Best NFL Player and Best Play. Brady was also nominated in 2004 and 2008.

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