Here are some of the best moments from Rippon's stint on the red carpet for "GMA":
Taking a selfie with his BFF Mirai Nagasu
First off, Rippon met up with his close friend and fellow Olympic skater Mirai Nagasu.
"I'm super excited, I'm up for zero awards," Nagasu quipped. "This is my first experience at the ESPYs ... so I'm just trying to take in the whole experience."
If there is one thing she was looking forward to, however, Nagasu said that she "would love to meet LeBron James."
"I'm sure he has a huge entourage, so maybe I'll just photo bomb one of his photos," she added.
The two then snapped a quick red-carpet selfie together before parting ways.
Getting called out by Chloe Kim for not answering texts
Rippon also met up with Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim, who immediately called him out for being bad at responding to texts.
"He never texts me back," Kim joked. "He's awful, and it hurts my feelings."
Nonetheless, Kim told Rippon that she is "having such a good time" at the ESPYs.
"You're here, we're going to have so much fun together," she said. "I'm always so excited for the ESPYs, I was looking forward to it, so happy that it's here and it's going down!"
Asking Ciara to adopt him
Rippon also met up with pop music legend Ciara, who said she just released her new song "Level Up," which she hopes will "inspire the world to level up at all times, to be their best."
Ciara also served up Rippon and "GMA" some of her life advice, saying: "Everything in life, from love to your job, the friends you're surrounding yourself with ... make sure you're surrounding yourself with the best, and you're getting the best, you're getting all that you deserve in life."
"I want to inspire the world to level up and dance," she added.
Rippon then asked Ciara what he called "the most important question that I'm going to ask anybody tonight," which was, "will you adopt me?"
Ciara quipped that if Rippon could teach her daughter how to skate, then, "You're in the family."