Ever wondered what it would be like if a massive amount of some of the most legendary sports stars were all together under one roof? Well, wonder no more as you can see it all happen in the prestigious and remarkable 2016 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports which airs on Nickelodeon, TeenNick and Nicktoons on Sunday, July 17th at 8:00 PM ET / PT. The renowned Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports was back with another epic and slime-filled award show at the UCLA Pauley Pavilion celebrating everyone’s favorite sports stars and sports moments and the filming took place yesterday, July 14, 2016. Every year, Nickelodeon manages to bring an incredible amount of excitement at the Kids’ Choice Sports, where sports pandemonium takes place. This year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports yet again made both entertainment and sports history, and it definitely was one of the greatest award shows this summer!
Seattle Seahawks’ very own Russell Wilson was back again as the incredible host of this year’s award show for the second year in a row. After getting attendees and viewers even more pumped for what’s to come during the award show, Russell Wilson got a warm welcome as host by being slimed! This is one of the earliest times in Nickelodeon award show history that a host has been slimed that early during an award show; but Russell Wilson is always a good sport… get it, Kids’ Choice Sports, a good sport?! Okay… moving on to more KCS excitement!
Some of the many phenomenal sports stars that were awarded with a coveted, mohawked blimp included Stephen Curry, Lebron James, Cam Newton, Alex Morgan, Rob Gronkowski, Leticia Bufoni, KCS host Russell Wilson and more! In addition to all of the marvelous awards that were given to our fave sports stars, thanks to all of the fans voting, there were also a whole lot of spectacular sports challenges throughout the award show. From Game Shakers stars Cree Cicchino and Madisyn Shipman peddling it out to the finish line and Jagger Eaton and Tony Hawk taking on one fast-paced, skateboarding challenge, attendees were all at the edge of their seats with so much action-packed fun. Here is a look at some of the sports challenges that took place during the award show. (source: press release)
- CC Sabathia and Von Miller zipped their way through the KCS 500, an obstacle-ridden race around the perimeter of the entire arena, on high-speed pedal racing carts
- Tony Hawk and Jagger Eaton went head to head in a skateboard challenge and rolled down an epic 65-foot long ramp inside slime-filled Zorb balls in the Human Bowling Challenge
- Victor Espinoza, Emanuel Sanders, Nikki and Brie Bella, Andre Drummond and Jamie Anderson took competitive eating to a new level in the Key Slime Pie Challenge
- In the Smash Mountain challenge, Rob Gronkowski and fellow footballer Russell Wilson battled obstacles, scaled a nearly vertical 65-foot ramp and wielded sledgehammers to smash their way to the Kids’ Choice Sports medal
- And teammates Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson faced off in the Big Slime Ballers Challenge, a three-point contest where each shot triggered slime-filled nets above kid rebounders.
Three awesome teens from across the nation who were selected after the nationwide tryouts got their chance at winning $50,000 with the Kids’ Choice Sports’ “Triple Shot Challenge.” Reynaldo Fernandez, of Los Angeles, Calif., Oliver Callanan, of Portland, Ore., and Jake Lombardo, of Wayne, N.J. all took on the stage to show their awe-inspiring skills and Oliver Callanan took home a whopping $50,000 by completing a 30-yard kick that hit the crossbar on his first try of the soccer challenge.
One of the many extraordinary highlights of the event is when the iconic, record-breaking and stupendous Kobe Bryant was awarded with the “Legend Award” at the Kids’ Choice Sports. Bryant gave an inspiring acceptance speech about how important it is to work hard and to persevere even when there are people who may try to bring you down. The night wasn’t complete without a traditional golden sliming for Kobe Bryant to welcome him into the “Legend Award” hall of fame. Zendaya presented the award to Kobe Bryant.
Other excellent moments at the KCS included one awesome dance-off between Rob Gronkowski and Ciara – let’s just say, they have some of the greatest moves! In addition, J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, Richard Jefferson, Tristan Thompson, and Dahntay Jones of the Cleveland Cavaliers entered in on the stage holding their NBA finals trophy and LA Kings Tyler Toffoli made some hockey shots at the one and only Nick Cannon.
As a whole, the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports is one of the most inspiring events on this planet. The Kids’ Choice Sports shows that with hard work, determination, being focused, and following your dreams, anything is possible and you too can be a legend. There is nothing more eye-opening than seeing that sports icons like Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry, and many more, were all kids who had a dream, and because of their hard work and perseverance, they become the idols, role models, and legends that they are today. In addition, this award show influences everyone to get up and get active and it shows the importance of playing sports. Everything of Nickelodeon – from award shows to TV shows and more is a masterpiece.
In attendance at the event included Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry, Michael Strahan, Nick Cannon, Rob Gronkowski, Tony Hawk, Andre Drummond, Cam Newton, CC Sabathia, Ciara, Dahntay Jones, Derrick Rose, Iman Shumpert, Jonathan Ogden, Karl-Anthony Towns, Klay Thompson, Kristaps Porzingis, Leticia Bufoni, Marcelo Balboa, Marvin Jones, Brie and Nikki Bella, Nic Lamb, Tristan Thompson, Von Miller, Cameron Dallas, Game Shakers’ Kel Mitchell, Cree Cicchino, Madisyn Shipman and Benjamin Flores Jr., Talia in the Kitchen‘s Gail Soltys, Bella and The Bulldogs‘ Lilimar, Make It Pop‘s Erika Tham, Henry Danger‘s Ella Anderson and Sean Ryan Fox, Jagger Eaton, 100 Things To Do Before High School‘s Isabela Moner and Jaheem Toombs, School of Rock‘s Breanna Yde, Tony Cavalero, Lance Lim, Ricardo Hurtado, Jade Pettyjohn, and Aidan Miner, Legendary Dudas stars Theodore Barnes, DeVion Harris, Dallas Liu, Meyrick Murphy, Megan Richie, Daniella Perkins, Jackson Dunn, and Mylo Gosch and The Other Kingdom‘s Esther Zynn and Celina Martin, amongst many more.
I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had the greatest honor of covering and attending the magnificent Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports again! Check out some VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE pictures I took during my coverage of the event and stay tuned here on alexisjoyvipaccess.com and on YouTube.com/alexisjoyvipaccess for interviews with your favorite celebrities and sports stars from the event!
See a full list of winners from the 2016 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports below and be sure to tune in to the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports airing on July 17th at 8:00 PM ET / PT! Encore presentations, include Sunday, July 17, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) and Monday, July 18, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon, Tuesday July 19, at 2 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nicktoons, and Wednesday, July 20, at 8 a.m. (ET/PT), on TeenNick. The telecast will also be available via Nickelodeon on Demand beginning Friday, July 17. (source: press release)
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BEST MALE ATHLETE
LeBron James (NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers)
BEST FEMALE ATHLETE
Alex Morgan (NWSL, Orlando Pride)
Simone Biles (Professional Artistic Gymnast)
HANDS OF GOLD
Odell Beckham, Jr. (NFL, New York Giants)
CLUTCH PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Stephen Curry (NBA, Golden State Warriors)
Stephen Curry (NBA, Golden State Warriors)
DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME AWARD
Ronda Rousey (UFC, MMA Fighter)
KING OF SWAG
Cam Newton (NFL, Carolina Panthers)
QUEEN OF SWAG
Leticia Bufoni (Professional Skateboarder)
Russell Wilson (NFL, Seattle Seahawks)
Rob Gronkowski (NFL, New England Patriots)
NEED FOR SPEED
Usain Bolt (Professional Track & Field Athlete)