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VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Epic Awards, Terrific Sports Moments And Awesome Challenges Went Down At The 2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports – Here’s A Recap Of The Incredible Event PLUS See The Full List Of Winners!

20 Jul

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Passion, hard work, skills, determination and knowing how to be a team player, those are just some of the many things that make an accomplished and incredible athlete. Nickelodeon’s outstanding Kids’ Choice Sports is the only award show that brings together tons of the greatest sports stars on this planet along with super fun challenges and a whole lot of slime while leaving the power in the hands of all of the KIDS to vote for their favorite sports moments and athletes from this year. Needless to say, the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports brings all the excitement and a tremendous amount of energy making it one of the best award shows EVER!

It’s that exciting time of the year again and the Kids’ Choice Sports made its way back to Los Angeles, California for a memorable night of sports-mania! This year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports filmed at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California on July 19, 2018 and will air tonight, July 20th at 8:00 PM ET / PT on Nickelodeon. Houston Rockets’ point guard and former NBA All-Star MVP Chris Paul was the host with the most for this magnificent event. He brought his awesome skills both on and off the court to the award show and he definitely put a big smile on everyone’s face being one terrific host that can’t be beat.

It’s hard not to get star-struck with all of the iconic sports celebs that made their way onto the orange carpet at this year’s Kids’ Choice Sports. The most decorated Olympian of all time, none other than Michael Phelps (who was last year’s winner of the Legend Award at the Kids’ Choice Sports) returned this year with his lovely wife and son, Boomer and he joined in on an exciting challenge during the award show. Other excellent sports stars who attended the event included Michael Strahan, Shaun White, Ronda Rousey, Lindsey Vonn, Russell Wilson, P.K. Subban, Travis Kelce, Chloe Kim, Alex Morgan, Antonio Brown, Alex and Maia Shibutani, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Mikaela Shiffrin and many others. It was one athlete-studded event where everyone will be fan-girling and fan-boying to the max when they spot their fave sports sensations.

 

In addition, the cast of Nickelodeon’s Knight Squad: Lilimar, Owen Joyner, Daniella Perkins and Amarr Wooten were in attendance at the event and had a blast joining the award show. JoJo Siwa brought her fun-loving and bubbly personality to the event as well. Liza Koshy and Marc Summers of Nickelodeon’s reboot of Double Dare were also a part of the exceptional award show and had a great time judging who won the iconic Double Dare obstacle course challenge – Kids’ Choice Sports host Chris Paul or Olympic legend, Michael Phelps.

The award show was jam-packed with four, jaw-dropping and adrenaline-filled challenges. These fantastic, sports-themed challenges really makes the Kids’ Choice Sports stand out as one marvelous event with a non-stop amount of fun, fun, fun!

Here’s a look at the challenges that went down at the Kids’ Choice Sports (source: press release):

  • In the Michael Strahan-hosted Shake N’ Break challenge, P.K. Subban, Mikaela Shiffrin, Ibtihaj Muhammad and P.J. Tucker gave the classic Musical Chairs dance game a sporty twist, dancing popular viral dances in the Shake Zone and breaking funny and messy items in the Break Zone, ending with a race through a sneaker box wall to be the first to hit the buzzer and win the chance to present the first award.

 

  • The JoJo Siwa-hosted Battle Carts Royale challenge tested the throwing accuracy of Winter Olympics medalists Shaun White, Chloe Kim, Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani as teams of two raced against each other in shopping carts, tossing out t-shirts to the audience in a race to hit a final target and trigger the dunking of their Nickelodeon Knight Squad teammate into a tank holding 1500 gallons of slime.

 

  • In the Slime Dunk challenge, two real kid superfans got the opportunity to shoot free throws in a one-on-one challenge, for the chance to dunk their basketball idols, Candace Parker and Isaiah Thomas, into six-foot-high slime-filled dunk tanks!

 

  • And to celebrate the return of Double Dare, Liza Koshy and Marc Summers brought the iconic Double Dare obstacle course to the Kids’ Choice Sports. In a special end-of-show moment, host Chris Paul fulfilled a childhood fantasy, running the super-sized and super messy course in a head-to-head showdown against the most decorated Olympian in history, Michael Phelps.

 

One of the many highlights from the stellar night was the stupendous Danica Patrick being honored with the prestigious Legend Award at the event. The best way to describe the admirable Danica Patrick is being an absolute legend and she was honored for her brilliant sportsmanship and how much she has inspired a countless amount of people to go after their dreams too. Upon receiving her award and giving a motivating acceptance speech, Danica Patrick was doused in tons of honorary gold slime.

According to the press release, “Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2018 will be the first show powered by Nickelodeon’s SCREENS UP app which allows viewers to experience the show like never before through Augmented Reality on their mobile devices.  Available now on the App Store and via Google Play, Nickelodeon’s SCREENS UP will feature four eye-popping AR TV moments throughout the show including flying blimps, gold slime, a chance to take on Chris Paul in an interactive basketball game and more. SCREENS UP also provides fans with a robust second screen experience, while featuring AR-enhanced interactivity such as games and stickers of Nickelodeon characters that users can interact with in their world.”

 

Fans can join in on all of the fun on KCS2018.com, the Nick App on iOS and Android devices as well as on Nickelodeon’s social media networks to cast votes to impact the show, take polls to root on their fave sports stars, create memes and engage with photos and videos from the event.

“Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2018 will encore Friday, July 20, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) and Saturday, July 21, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon; Monday, July 23, at 6:30 p.m.(ET/PT) on TeenNick; and Friday, July 27, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nicktoons.  The telecast will also be available via Nickelodeon on Demand beginning Saturday, July 21.” (source: press release)

Nickelodeon has once again surpassed fans’ expectations with an even bigger and better Kids’ Choice Sports this year. From the mind-blowing challenges to our fave athletes winning a coveted, mohawked blimp – the Kids’ Choice Sports was definitely another unforgettable night for everyone.

Be sure to tune in to the Kids’ Choice Sports airing tonight at 8:00 PM ET / PT on Nickelodeon! Check out the full list of winners from the event below and be sure to follow @Nickelodeon on Twitter and Instagram and join in on the conversation by using #KidsChoiceSports!

FAVORITE FEMALE ATHLETE

Alex Morgan, NWSL, Orlando Pride, US Women’s National Team

 

FAVORITE MALE ATHLETE

LeBron James, NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers

 

KING OF SWAG

Odell Beckham Jr., NFL, New York Giants

 

QUEEN OF SWAG

Serena Williams, WTA

 

BEST CANNON

Russell Wilson, NFL, Seattle Seahawks

 

BIGGEST POWERHOUSE

Rob Gronkowski, NFL, New England Patriots

 

CLUTCH PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Kevin Durant, NBA, Golden State Warriors

 

DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME

Chloe Kim, Professional Snowboarder, US Team

 

FAVORITE NEWCOMER

Allisha Gray, WNBA, Dallas Wings

 

HANDS OF GOLD

Antonio Brown, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

 

HEAVY HITTER

Venus Williams, WTA

 

NEED FOR SPEED

Lindsey Vonn, Skiing, US Team

 

NOTHING BUT NET

Chris Paul, NBA, Houston Rockets

 

SICKEST MOVES

Stephen Curry, NBA, Golden State Warriors

 

WINTER WONDERS

Shaun White, Professional Snowboarder, US Team

 

BIGGEST KID

Laurie Hernandez, Gymnastics

 

MOST VALUABLE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

James Harden, 2018 NBA MVP

 

PLAY OF THE YEAR

LeBron James Alley Oop to Himself, NBA Cleveland Cavaliers

 

Photo Credits: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images, Kevin Mazur/Getty Images, Emma McIntyre/VMN18/Getty Images, Alberto E. Rodriguez/VMN18/Getty Images

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Article: Racecar Icon Danica Patrick Will Be Honored With The “Legend Award” At The 2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports PLUS See The List Of Nominees Here!

13 Jun

Photo Credits: Chris Owens IndyCar

Vroom, vroom! She’s ready to race her way on over to get the honorary, gold slime dousing as professional racecar driver and sports icon Danica Patrick will be honored with the “Legend Award” at the highly-anticipated 2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports. The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports never fails to bring an endless amount of excitement as it highlights all of the greatest sports moments from this year and fan-favorite sports stars.

This year’s brilliant award show is bound to be even more remarkable as the stupendous Danica Patrick will be receiving the most prestigious award at the event. Danica Patrick is truly an inspiration to all. She made history as the first female winner in the IndyCar Series and she continues to motivate everyone to work hard and go after their dreams. She brings out so much girl power and confidence with everything and anything that she does and it’s clear to see that the phenomenal Danica Patrick is more than deserving of this exceptional award.

Danica Patrick shared her excitement over receiving the “Legend Award” at this year’s Kids’ Choice Sports and said, “It’s such an honor to receive the Kids’ Choice Sports Legend Award from Nickelodeon. I decided when I was 10 years old I wanted to be a racecar driver. I dreamed big, believed in myself, worked hard, took chances and made the most of every opportunity. Today, I’m honored to be a positive influence on kids and encourage them to stay true to themselves and what they believe in; keep dreaming big and working hard. Bring on the gold slime!” (source: press release)

The outstanding and admirable Danica Patrick is being awarded for her incredible achievements both on and off the racetrack. She has definitely impacted the lives of many with her dedication and passion for what she does. Danica Patrick joins a list of other renowned and respected athletes who have received the “Legend Award” including Michael Phelps, Kobe Bryant, David Beckham and Derek Jeter.

To add onto all of the fun, Nickelodeon also announced the top nominees for the KCS. Female athletes are slaying the game as Alex Morgan, Chloe Kim, Jamie Anderson and Mikaela Shiffrin all received three nominations each. First-time nominees at the Kids’ Choice Sports this year include Lonzo Ball, Danny Amendola, Nick Foles, Alex and Maia Shibutani, Allisha Gray, Aaron Judge and Adam Rippon. In addition, other spectacular nominees include Lindsey Vonn, Cristiano Ronaldo, Venus Williams, Katie Ledecky, Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers, Rob Gronkowski and Von Miller.

In addition, there are also three, awesome and new categories at the 2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports. According to the press release, “Kids can vote on three new categories this year including: “Nothing But Net,” highlighting athletes who score the shots; “Heavy Hitters,” celebrating the power-hitters; and “Winter Wonders,” featuring those who dominate the cold weather.” 

Check out the list below to see the categories and nominees for the 2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports! Additional categories will be announced closer to the show. Don’t forget to tune in to see all of the sports-filled fun at the 2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports airing July 21st at 8:00 PM ET / PT hosted by Houston Rockets’ Point Guard Chris Paul. Comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, are YOU excited to see Danica Patrick get doused in gold slime as she receives the “Legend Award?” Who do you want to see win a coveted, mohawked blimp at the event?!

Follow @Nickelodeon on Twitter and Instagram and join in on the conversation by using #KidsChoiceSports

2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Nominees: 

FAVORITE MALE AND FEMALE ATHLETE
They are, simply put, the best athletes of the year. Driving the offense or barreling through the toughest defense, they never cease to amaze fans with their athleticism, moves and mastery of the game.  In short, the nominees for these two categories represent the best male and female athletes currently competing in traditional sports.

 

FAVORITE MALE ATHLETE

Cristiano Ronaldo (La Liga, Real Madrid C.F., Portugal National Football team)

James Harden (NBA, Houston Rockets)

José Altuve (MLB, Houston Astros)

LeBron James (NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers)

Sidney Crosby (NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins)

Tom Brady (NFL, New England Patriots)

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ATHLETE

Alex Morgan (NWSL, Orlando Pride, US Women’s National Team)

Chloe Kim (Professional Snowboarder, US Team)

Jamie Anderson (Professional Snowboarder, US Team)

Katie Ledecky (Competitive Swimmer, US Team)

Mikaela Shiffrin (Skiing, US Ski Team)

Sloane Stephens (WTA)

Venus Williams (WTA)

 

KING OF SWAG AND QUEEN OF SWAG

All professional athletes do incredible things, but there are a select few who also look incredible while they’re doing it. The male and female nominees in these two categories are the best dressed and most stylin’ athletes off the court.

 

KING OF SWAG

Adam Rippon (Professional Figure Skater, US Team)

Chris Paul (NBA, Houston Rockets)

Neymar Jr. (France Ligue 1, Brazil National Football Team, Paris Saint-Germain)

Odell Beckham Jr. (NFL, New York Giants)

P.K. Subban (NHL, Nashville Predators)

Russell Westbrook (NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder)

Travis Kelce (NFL, Kansas City Chiefs)

 

QUEEN OF SWAG

Brighton Zeuner (Professional Skateboarder)

Ibtihaj Muhammad (Fencing, US Team)

Jamie Anderson (Professional Snowboarder)

Michelle Wie (LPGA)

Serena Williams (WTA)

Skylar Diggins-Smith (WNBA, Dallas Wings)

Sydney Leroux (NWSL, Orlando Pride)

 

BEST CANNON

Some of the most incredible arms in sports belong to athletes from the worlds of baseball and football. This category honors pitchers and quarterbacks with the strongest arms in the game.

 

Aaron Rodgers (NFL, Green Bay Packers)

Clayton Kershaw (MLB, Los Angeles Dodgers)

Corey Kluber (MLB, Cleveland Indians)

Dak Prescott (NFL, Dallas Cowboys)

Justin Verlander (MLB, Houston Astros)

Russell Wilson (NFL, Seattle Seahawks)

 

BIGGEST POWERHOUSE

This award honors those players that are an undeniable force on the field, court and in the ring. Like a freight train or a Mack Truck, these athletes have so much power in their play that they cannot be stopped. They are the power forwards that slam dunk with such force they can shatter a backboard, the football players that move with such power that it takes an entire team to stop them and the MMA fighter that is unstoppable in the ring.

 

Anthony Davis (NBA, New Orleans Pelicans)

Draymond Green (NBA, Golden State Warriors)

Giannis Antetokounmpo (NBA, Milwaukee Bucks)

Joel Embiid (NBA, Philadelphia 76ers)

Rob Gronkowski (NFL, New England Patriots)

Rose Namajunas (MMA)

Von Miller (NFL, Denver Broncos)

 

HEAVY HITTER

This award celebrates the power hitter athletes with the biggest swings and strongest shots on the baseball field, tennis court, ice rink and golf course. These athletes have unbeatable strength and it shows with their impressive, game-winning hits.

 

Aaron Judge (MLB, New York Yankees)

Alex Ovechkin (NHL, Washington Capitals)

Bryce Harper (MLB, Washington Nationals)

Dustin Johnson (Golf)

Giancarlo Stanton (MLB, New York Yankees)

Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson (U.S. Women’s National Ice Hockey Team)

Venus Williams (WTA)

 

CLUTCH PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Teammates rely on these athletes to make the plays when it counts the most. Their participation is clutch to the success of their teams, and the fans know it.  The nominees in this category come from a variety of sports and alter the game just by being on the field.

 

Carli Lloyd (NWSL, Sky Blue FC, US Women’s National Team)

Chris Paul (NBA, Houston Rockets)

Katie Ledecky (Competitive Swimmer, US Team)

Kevin Durant (NBA, Golden State Warriors)

Lionel Messi (La Liga, FC Barcelona, Argentina National Football Team)

Nick Foles (NFL, Philadelphia Eagles)

 

DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME

They flip, fly and soar their way into the highlight reels of the X Games and other action sports competitions on the regular, and kids can’t get enough. They’re the death-defying athletes who risk their lives and limbs every day to accomplish the impossible.

 

Chloe Kim (Professional Snowboarder, US Team)

Colton Walker (BMX)

Ibtihaj Muhammad (Fencing, US Team)

Lakey Peterson (World Surf League)

Mirai Nagasu (Professional Figure Skaters, US Team)

Nyjah Huston (Professional Skateboarder)

Shaun White (Professional Snowboarder, US Team)

 

FAVORITE NEWCOMER

The excitement surrounding a new sports prospect can be incredible, especially when that prospect starts to deliver on the anticipation of greatness. The nominees in this category represent the first or second year pros who have lived up to the hype–in other words, the newbie that is most likely to succeed.

 

Aaron Judge (MLB, New York Yankees)

Allisha Gray (WNBA, Dallas Wings)

Ben Simmons (NBA, Philadelphia 76ers)

Deshaun Watson (NFL, Houston Texans)

Donovan Mitchell (NBA, Utah Jazz)

Lonzo Ball (NBA, Los Angeles Lakers)

Red Gerard (Professional Snowboarder, US Team)

 

HANDS OF GOLD

Every season has its most-talked-about, spectacular or awe-inspiring catches and saves. The nominees in this category represent athletes from the MLB, NFL, NHL and U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey team. These athletes have made the most unbelievable, highlight reel-worthy catches and incredible saves of the year.

 

Antonio Brown (NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers)

Danny Amendola (NFL, Miami Dolphins)

Julio Jones (NFL, Atlanta Falcons)

Maddie Rooney (U.S. Women’s National Ice Hockey Team)

Nolan Arenado (MLB, Colorado Rockies)

Pekka Rinne (NHL, Nashville Predators)

 

NEED FOR SPEED

This award honors those players that live life in the fast lane. Whether it’s skiing, skating, driving or sledding, these athletes bring the fast and furious to the race. They are the lightning quick speed demons that won’t stop until they’re in first, and the rest of the competition eats their dust.

 

Chris Mazdzer (Luge, US Team)

Jimmie Johnson (NASCAR)

John-Henry Krueger (Speed Skating, US Team)

Kyle Busch (NASCAR)

Lindsey Vonn (Skiing, US Team)

Mikaela Shiffrin (Skiing, US Team)

 

SICKEST MOVES

Professional athletes make it look so easy that sometimes fans forget the sheer agility required to play with the best of the best–until they see the nominees of this category do their thing. They’re the soccer players with the mind-blowing dribble, the hockey players who can do amazing things on skates, the football players who dazzle us with their fancy footwork, or the basketball players with the best ball handling skills.

 

Alex Morgan (NWSL, Orlando Pride, US Women’s National Team)

Alex Ovechkin (NHL, Washington Capitals)

Giannis Antetokounmpo (NBA, Milwaukee Bucks)

Le’Veon Bell (NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers)

Russell Westbrook (NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder)

Stephen Curry (NBA, Golden State Warriors)

Zlatan Ibrahimović (MLS, LA Galaxy)

 

NOTHING BUT NET

You need to score to win, and these nominees are the ones scoring the shots! This category honors the most accurate scorers in the game. These are the players who maneuver through the most striking defensive plays and still make the shot, who can come out of a foul and still make the goal, and who work hard at every practice to play an amazingly accurate game.

 

Alex Morgan (NWSL, Orlando Pride, US Women’s National Team)

Chris Paul (NBA, Houston Rockets)

James Harden (NBA, Houston Rockets)

J.J. Redick (NBA Philadelphia 76ers)

Klay Thompson (NBA, Golden State Warriors)

Kyle Korver (NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers)

Patrick Kane (NHL, Chicago Blackhawks)

Patrik Laine (NHL, Winnipeg Jets)

 

WINTER WONDERS

These athletes dominate the cold. Their unparalleled strength, grace and agility turn into wins on the slopes and on the ice, proving that these elite winter athletes are the best in the world.

 

Adam Rippon (Professional Figure Skater, US Team)

Alex and Maia Shibutani (Professional Figure Skaters, US Team)

Chloe Kim (Professional Snowboarder, US Team)

Jamie Anderson (Professional Snowboarder, US Team)

Mikaela Shiffrin (Skiing, US Team)

Red Gerard (Professional Snowboarder, US Team)

Shaun White (Professional Snowboarder, US Team)

 

VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Alexisjoyvipaccess 2016 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Seating Card Tour With Breanna Yde!

13 Jul
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Grab your soccer balls, basketballs, baseball mitts, and NASCAR helmets because the renowned and extraordinary award show dedicated to all things sports is coming our way, and yes, I’m talking about the prestigious Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports! The outstanding Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports is the only award show that brings together some of the most iconic sports stars and athletes, tons of exciting and terrific activities, and of course, we can never forget about all of the epic, green and gooey slime! The Kids’ Choice Sports is airing this Sunday, July 17th at 8:00 – 9:30 PM ET / PT!

Every year, the sensational Nickelodeon emphasizes the importance of how kids should always get up and get active and play some adrenaline-filled, fun sports! With each phenomenal Kids’ Choice Sports award show, Nickelodeon leaves the power in the hands of you all, and it’s up to all of YOU to vote for your fave sports stars so they can take home a coveted, mohawked blimp. Some of the many, many exceptional sports stars that are up to win a Kids’ Choice Sports award are Stephen Curry, Cristiano Ronaldo, Serena Williams, Cam Newton, LeBron James, Ronda Rousey and more. Some of the categories at this year’s award show includes “Best Male and Female Athlete,” “Hands of Gold,” “Clutch Player of the Year,” and more.

This year, the record-breaking, stupendous Kobe Bryant will be honored with the “Legend Award” at the event. Past recipients include David Beckham and Derek Jetter. We all look forward to seeing Kobe Bryant join the “Legend Award” Hall of Fame with the traditional golden sliming.

So much excitement is in store at this year’s Kids’ Choice Sports and we all can’t wait to see the epic fun that will take place this year with all of our favorite athletes, Nickelodeon stars, and more!

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had the greatest honor of covering the incredible Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports seating card tour! Nickelodeon’s School of Rock star, the immensely talented and radiant Breanna Yde and I give you an inside look at where all of the amazing sports stars and Nickelodeon stars are sitting at this year’s award show. Want to know where Stephen Curry, Michael Strahan, Kobe Bryant and more are sitting at the KCS? Breanna Yde and I show you in the VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports seating card tour video below!

Tune in to the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports hosted by Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson airing on Sunday, July 17th at 8:00 – 9:30 PM ET / PT on Nickelodeon!

Follow Nickelodeon on Twitter: @NickelodeonTV

Follow Breanna Yde on Twitter: @BreannaYde

Article: The Iconic Kobe Bryant Will Be Honored With The Legend Award At The 2016 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports!

20 Jun
Photo Credits: Nickelodeon

Photo Credits: Nickelodeon

There is only one outstanding and sensational award show that brings all of our favorite sports stars together under one roof, along with a whole lot of slime, slime, slime – yes, I’m talking about the renowned Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports! The highly-anticipated, sports-filled award show will be making its way to UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California with the magnificent Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson hosting for the second year in a row!

With every excellent year of the marvelous Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports, there is always one stupendous sports star that is honored with the prestigious Legend Award at the event. The Legend Award recognizes an athlete who has achieved above and beyond in his / her athletic career, but at the same time, has also served as a terrific role model to all of his / her fans. Past Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports recipients include David Beckham and Derek Jeter, both of whom were welcomed into the Legend Award hall of fame with a very special golden sliming.

Nickelodeon has just announced that this year’s Legend Award recipient at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports will be none other than the iconic, five-time NBA Champion, four-time NBA Finals MVP and two-time Olympic gold medalist Kobe Bryant. Kobe Bryant has accomplished more things in his career as one extraordinary and incredibly skillful basketball player than we could ever possibly imagine, and throughout all this time, he has inspired and influenced basketball lovers and everyone in general to follow after their dreams and pursue their ambitions.

Kobe Bryant shared his excitement about being honored with the Legend Award by stating, “It’s an honor to receive Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports Legend Award.  This is a great opportunity to inspire kids to never lose their imaginations and to dream bigger than what they think is possible.  If you stay true to that, the hard work, dedication and success will always follow.”

“Bryant is a five-time NBA Champion, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, NBA MVP, four-time NBA Finals MVP and a 15-time All-NBA player.  He recently retired from the game having played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers.  He has appeared in 18 NBA All Star Games, earning three NBA All Star MVP recognitions.  He became the League’s youngest player ever to be named to the NBA’s All Defensive Team, to start an All-Star Game, and to earn All-Rookie honors.  In December 2014, Bryant became the League’s 3rd all-time leading scorer, surpassing his basketball muse, Michael Jordan. On April 13, 2016, Bryant played his final NBA game, setting a season-high 60 points.” (source: press release)

Be sure to mark your calendars and catch Kobe Bryant honored with the Legend Award at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports airing on Sunday, July 17th from 8-9:30 PM ET / PT. Also, don’t forget to get your votes in to see your favorite sports stars take home a coveted mohawked blimp at the award show! Take a look here for all of this year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports nominees!

Head on over to Nick.com/sports and the Nick app for all things Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports including a new Kids’ Choice game, sports-themed videos, photo galleries and more. You can also send in your votes on Nick.com/sports and the Nick app!

Here at Alexisjoyvipaccess.com, I’d like to send a big congratulations to Kobe Bryant on being honored with this year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Legend Award!

Watch a behind the scenes video of Kids Choice Sports host Russell Wilson below!

Join in on the conversation by using #KidsChoiceSports on Twitter and Instagram! Follow Nickelodeon on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat: @NickelodeonTV

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Article: Voting Opens Now! Check Out The Nominees Of This Year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports With Russell Wilson Returning As Host!

23 May
Photo: F. Scott Schafer/Nickelodeon. © 2016 Viacom International, Inc.

Photo: F. Scott Schafer/Nickelodeon. © 2016 Viacom International, Inc.

Last year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports was slime-tastic and so epic! Nickelodeon always brings out the most phenomenal masterpieces and their Kids’ Choice Sports is truly one of them. The renowned Nickelodeon has just announced that one legendary football player will be making a touchdown yet again as hosts the 2016 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports for the second year in a row… Seattle Seahawks’ very own Russell Wilson! This year, the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports will premiere on Sunday, July 17th at 8-9:30 PM ET / PT.

Nickelodeon also announced some of the extraordinary and stupendous athletes that have been nominated at the exceptional award show. Some of the many nominees include Stephen Curry, who garnered a total of three nominations this year, as well as Cam Newton, Rob Gronkowski, Cristiano Ronaldo, Serena Williams, Elena Delle Donne, Odell Beckham Jr., Bryce Harper, Russell Westbrook, Antonio Brown, Von Miller, LeBron James, Ronda Rousey, Alex Morgan, Holly Holm, Usain Bolt,  James Harden, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Lydia Ko, Novak Djokovic, Peyton Manning, Kevin Durant, Carli Lloyd, Kyrie Irving, Lionel Messi, Skylar Diggins, Jimmie Johnson, J.J. Watt, and Katie Ledecky.

Today, May 23rd marks the day where YOU can have your voice heard and vote for your favorite athletes to win a coveted mohawk blimp! The power is in your hands and if you want to see your favorite sport stars win, head on over to Nick.com/sports and vote.

Nick.com/sports is your go-to spot for all things Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports. Here you can cast your votes for your favorite sport stars, play a new Kids’ Choice Sports game, and see videos and look at photo galleries. You can also head on over to the Nick app to cast your votes.

Check out a list of the 2016 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports nominees below and also an excellent video of Russell Wilson’s Kids’ Choice Sports announcement! We all can’t wait to see what magnificent excitement will be in store at this year’s remarkable award show. Comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, who would you like to see win a coveted mohawk blimp at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports?

Follow Nickelodeon on Twitter: @NickelodeonTV and join in on the conversation by using #KidsChoiceSports

Follow Russell Wilson on Twitter: @DangeRussWilson

BEST MALE ATHLETE
They are, simply put, the best athletes in the world.  Driving the offense or barreling through the toughest defense, they never cease to amaze fans with their athleticism, moves and mastery of the game.  In short, the nominees for these two categories represent the best male and female athletes currently competing in traditional sports.

Bryce Harper (MLB, Washington Nationals)

Cam Newton (NFL, Carolina Panthers)

Cristiano Ronaldo (Soccer, Real Madrid C.F.)

Kyle Busch (NASCAR)

LeBron James (NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers)

Stephen Curry (NBA, Golden State Warriors)

BEST FEMALE ATHLETE

Alex Morgan (NWSL, Orlando Pride)

Elena Delle Donne (WNBA, Chicago Sky)

Jamie Anderson (Professional Snowboarder)

Katie Ledecky (Competitive Swimmer)

Lydia Ko (Professional Golfer)

Serena Williams (WTA)

FAVORITE NEWCOMER
The excitement surrounding a new sports prospect can be incredible, especially when that prospect starts to deliver on the anticipation of greatness. The nominees in this category represent the first or second year pros who have lived up to the hype–in other words, the newbie that is most likely to succeed.

Jewell Loyd (WNBA, Seattle Storm)

Karl-Anthony Towns (NBA, Minnesota Timberwolves)

Kristaps Porzingis (NBA, New York Knicks)

Simone Biles (Professional Artistic Gymnast)

Taylor Fritz (WTA)

Todd Gurley (NFL, Los Angeles Rams)

HANDS OF GOLD
Every season has its most-talked-about, spectacular or awe-inspiring catches and saves. The nominees in this category represent the MLB, NFL and NHL athletes who have made the most unbelievable, highlight reel-worthy catches and incredible saves of the year.

Andrelton Simmons (MLB, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)

Antonio Brown (NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers)

Corey Crawford (NHL, Chicago Blackhawks)

Odell Beckham Jr. (NFL, New York Giants)

Rob Gronkowski (NFL, New England Patriots)

Salvador Perez (MLB, Kansas City Royals)

CLUTCH PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Teammates rely on these athletes to make the plays when it counts the most. Their participation is clutch to the success of their teams, and the fans know it.  The nominees in this category come from a variety of sports and alter the game just by being on the field.

Carli Lloyd (NWSL, Houston Dash)

James Harden (NBA, Houston Rockets)

Kevin Durant (NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder)

Patrick Kane (NHL, Chicago Blackhawks)

Peyton Manning (NFL, Denver Broncos)

Stephen Curry (NBA, Golden State Warriors)

SICKEST MOVES
Professional athletes make it look so easy that sometimes fans forget the sheer agility required to play with the best of the best–until they see the nominees of this category do their thing. They’re the soccer players with the mind-blowing dribble, the hockey players who can do amazing things on skates or the football players who dazzle us with their fancy footwork.

Alexander Ovechkin (NHL, Washington Capitals)

Kyrie Irving (NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers)

Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona and the Argentina Men’s National Team)

Odell Beckham Jr. (NFL, New York Giants)

Russell Westbrook (NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder)

Stephen Curry (NBA, Golden State Warriors)

DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME AWARD
They flip, fly and soar their way into the highlight reels of the X Games and other action sports competitions on the regular, and kids can’t get enough.  They’re the death-defying athletes of slopestyle, the BMX racers or the skateboarders who risk life and limb every day to accomplish the impossible.

Alise Post (Professional BMX Racer)

Ashley Caldwell (Professional Aerial Skier)

Danny Davis (Professional Snowboarder)

Nyjah Huston (Professional Skateboarder)

Ronda Rousey (UFC, MMA Fighter)

Satoko Miyahara (Professional Figure Skater)

KING OF SWAG
All professional athletes do incredible things, but there are a select few who also look incredible while they’re doing it.  The male and female nominees in this category are the best dressed and most stylin’ athletes off the court.  The King of Swag and the Queen of Swag are two separate awards that will be presented together.

Andre Iguodala (NBA, Golden State Warriors)

Antonio Brown (NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers)

Cam Newton (NFL, Carolina Panthers)

Cristiano Ronaldo (Soccer, Real Madrid C.F.)

Russell Westbrook (NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder)

Von Miller (NFL, Denver Broncos)

QUEEN OF SWAG

Caroline Wozniacki (WTA)

Elena Delle Donne (WNBA, Chicago Sky)

Leticia Bufoni (Professional Skateboarder)

Misty Copeland (Professional Ballet Dancer)

Skylar Diggins (WNBA, Dallas Wings)

Swintayla “Swin” Cash (WNBA, New York Liberty)

BEST CANNON
Some of the most incredible arms in sports belong to athletes from the worlds of baseball, football and tennis. This category honors the outfielders, pitchers, catchers, quarterbacks and tennis players with the strongest arms in the game.

Aaron Rodgers (NFL, Green Bay Packers)

Bryce Harper (MLB, Washington Nationals)

Novak Djokovic (ATP)

Russell Wilson (NFL, Seattle Seahawks)

Serena Williams (WTA)

Tom Brady (NFL, New England Patriots)

BIGGEST POWERHOUSE
This award honors those players that are an undeniable force on the field and on the court. Like a freight train or a Mack Truck, these athletes have so much power in their play that they cannot be stopped. They are the sluggers who hit the farthest homeruns, the tennis players with the fastest serves, the power forwards that slam dunk with such force they can shatter a backboard, and the running backs that move with such power that it takes an entire team to stop them.

Draymond Green (NBA, Golden State Warriors)

Holly Holm (UFC, MMA Fighter)

J.J. Watt (NFL, Houston Texans)

Prince Fielder (MLB, Texas Rangers)

Rob Gronkowski (NFL, New England Patriots)

Von Miller (NFL, Denver Broncos)

NEED FOR SPEED
This award honors those players that live life in the fast lane. Whether it’s running, driving, skiing or boarding, these athletes bring the fast and furious to the race. They are the lightening quick speed demons that won’t stop until they’re in first, and the rest of the competition eats their dust.

Usain Bolt (Professional Track and Field Athlete)

Candace Hill (Professional Track and Field Athlete)

Billy Hamilton (MLB, Cincinnati Reds)

Jimmie Johnson (NASCAR)

Ted Ligety (Alpine Ski Racer)

Chloe Kim (Professional Snowboarder)

Article: Have YOUR Voice Heard And Vote For Your Favorites To Win At The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports! See The Nominations Here!

8 Jun
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What do iconic sports stars including Carmelo Anthony, Stephen Curry, Skylar Diggins, Gabby Douglas, Roger Federer, LeBron James, Cristiano Ronaldo and Serena Williams all have in common? These incredibly talented and skilled sports stars are some of the many who have just been honored with a nomination at the renowned Nickelodeon’s epic and prestigious, Kids’ Choice Sports! From the remarkable Nickelodeon shows to the most respected and incredible award show for kids, the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards to bringing back the phenomenal Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports for its second year award show, Nickelodeon creates masterpieces and without a doubt, this year’s Kids Choice Sports is bound to make sports history on July 16, 2015 at the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. The stupendous Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports will be hosted by the one and only, Seattle Seahawks Quarterback, Russell Wilson! Nickelodeon also recently announced that the legendary Derek Jeter will be honored with the Legend Award at the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports. “The Legend Award honors athletes who are the ultimate role models to kids across the globe, inspiring generations year after year” (source: press release).

With so much excitement geared towards the epic Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports, Nickelodeon has raised the excitement level to an ultimate high by announcing today all the nominees for this year’s award show. Sports fans will be able to vote for their favorite athletes, sports teams and sports memories across twelve awesome categories. Think that’s wonderful already? Wait until you hear this! The always outstanding, Nickelodeon is giving fans ages 9-14 a chance to win a whopping $50,000 in the “Triple Shot Challenge”. Think you have what it takes to take on either a soccer, basketball or football challenge? Auditions will be held for the “Triple Shot Challenge” in New York, New Jersey and in Los Angeles.

According to the press release, “Beginning this month, Nickelodeon will kick off tryouts for the Kids’ Choice Sports 2015 “Triple Shot Challenge,” which will give three kids ages 9-14 an opportunity to score $50,000 each during the live broadcast. The three finalists chosen will each be tasked with completing one athletic feat across either soccer (hit the crossbar of a soccer goal from up to 22-yards away), football (throw a football to hit a target from up to 30-yards) or basketball (sink a half-court shot). Auditions will be held in three locations, kicking off with the soccer tryouts on June 13 in the Bronx, NY at the New York City FC vs. Montreal Impact match. On June 20, Nickelodeon will partner with the New York Giants to host the football tryouts at Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, NJ. Auditions for the “Triple Shot Challenge” will come to a close on June 27 in Los Angeles, CA at the LA Convention Center hosted by the BET Experience at L.A. Live, where Nickelodeon will hold tryouts for the basketball challenge. The “Triple Shot Challenge” builds upon the excitement of last year’s half-court contest which saw Ricardo Jacobo Jr. of Los Angeles, CA win $50K for sinking a half-court shot during the live show. For more information about “Triple Shot Challenge” tryouts please visit http://at.nick.com/crossbarchallenge (soccer), http://at.nick.com/perfectpass (football) or  http://at.nick.com/halfcourtshot (basketball).”

Let the games begin! Today is a thrilling day as the opportunity to vote for your favorites has officially opened! Nick.com/sports is your go-to website for all things Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports where you can vote for your favorites, view fun photo-galleries and play all new Kids’ Choice Sports games. On the day of the award show, head on over to Nick.com/sports for a live photo-stream from the event!

Let’s take a look at all of this year’s nominees for the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports! With exceptional categories like “Hands of Gold”, “Sickest Moves” and the “Don’t Try This At Home” Award, to name a few, incredibly cool slimings, and seeing your favorite sports stars take home a coveted and unique mohawked, blimp trophy – the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports will be one unforgettable award show you do not want to miss!

BEST MALE ATHLETE
They are, simply put, the best athletes in the world.  Driving the offense or barreling through the toughest defense, they never cease to amaze us with their athleticism, their moves and their mastery of the game.  In short, the nominees for these two categories represent the best male and female athletes currently competing in traditional sports.
Aaron Rodgers (NFL, Green Bay Packers)
LeBron James (NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers)
Lionel Messi (Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina Men’s National Team)
Mike Trout (MLB, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)
Rory McIlroy (PGA and PGA European)
Russell Wilson (NFL, Seattle Seahawks)
Stephen Curry (NBA, Golden State Warriors)
Clayton Kershaw (MLB, Los Angeles Dodgers)
 
BEST FEMALE ATHLETE
Abby Wambach (USWNT)
Alex Morgan (USWNT and NWSL, Portland Thorns FC)
Candace Parker (WNBA, Los Angeles Sparks)
Danica Patrick (NASCAR)
Maria Sharapova (WTA)
Maya Moore (WNBA, Minnesota Lynx)
Serena Williams (WTA)
Stacy Lewis (LPGA)
FAVORITE NEWCOMER
The excitement surrounding a new sports prospect can be incredible, especially when that prospect starts to deliver on the anticipation of greatness.  The nominees in this category represent the first or second year pros who have lived up to the hype — in other words, the newbie that is most likely to succeed.
Amy Purdy (Professional Snowboarder)
Andrew Wiggins (NBA, Minnesota Timberwolves)
Joey Logano (NASCAR)
Jordan Spieth (PGA)
Jose Abreu (MLB, Chicago White Sox)
Malcolm Butler (NFL, New England Patriots)
Mikaela Shiffrin (Professional Alpine Ski Racer)
Odell Beckham Jr. (NFL, New York Giants)
HANDS OF GOLD
Every season has its most talked about, spectacular or awe-inspiring catches and saves. The nominees in this category represent the MLB and NFL athletes who have made the most unbelievable, highlight reel worthy catches of the year from baseball or football, as well as the goalies of hockey and soccer who have made the most incredible saves of the year.
Andrew McCutchen (MLB, Pittsburgh Pirates)
Carey Price (NHL, Montreal Canadiens)
Dez Bryant (NFL, Dallas Cowboys)
Henrik Lundqvist (NHL, New York Rangers)
Mike Trout (MLB, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)
Odell Beckham Jr. (NFL, New York Giants)
Pekka Rinne (NHL, Nashville Predators)
Rob Gronkowski (NFL, New England Patriots)
 
CLUTCH PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Teammates rely on these athletes to make the plays when it counts the most. Their participation is clutch to the success of their teams, and the fans know it.  The nominees in this category come from a variety of sports and alter the game just by being on the field.
Abby Wambach (USWNT)
Alexander Ovechkin (NHL, Washington Capitals)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Spanish club Real Madrid C.F. and the Portugal National Team)
DeMarco Murray (NFL, Dallas Cowboys)
Marshawn Lynch (NFL, Seattle Seahawks)
Maya Moore (WNBA, Minnesota Lynx)
Rob Gronkowski (NFL, New England Patriots)
Stephen Curry (NBA, Golden State Warriors)
SICKEST MOVES
Professional athletes make it look so easy that sometimes we forget the sheer agility required to play with the best of the best.  Until you see the nominees of this category do their thing– they’re the soccer players with the mind-blowing dribble, the hockey players who can do amazing things on skates or the football players who dazzle us with their fancy footwork.
Ashley Wagner (US Figure Skating)
Blake Griffin (NBA, Los Angeles Clippers)
Gabriel Medina (Professional Surfer)
Lionel Messi (Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina Men’s National Team)
Novak Djokovic (ATP)
Ronda Rousey (UFC)
Sidney Crosby (NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins)
Stephen Curry (NBA, Golden State Warriors)
 
DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME AWARD
They flip, fly and soar their way into the highlight reels of the X games and other action sports competitions on the regular– and kids can’t get enough.  They’re the death-defying athletes of slopestyle, the BMX racers or the skateboarders who risk life and limb every day to accomplish the impossible.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (NASCAR)
Danny Davis (Professional Snowboarder)
Kelly Clark (Professional Snowboarder)
Lindsey Vonn (Professional Alpine Ski Racer)
Nyjah Huston (Professional Skateboarder)
Travis Pastrana (Motorsports)
MOST ENTHUSIASTIC PLAYER
This award honors those athletes who, win or lose, always show heart and enthusiasm for the game! Filled with spirit, they let it all hang out – dancing in the end zone, pumping their fists and sliding across the field in exaltation. The nominees in this category represent the athletes who know how to celebrate!
Aaron Rodgers (NFL, Green Bay Packers)
Cam Newton (NFL, Carolina Panthers)
Dwight Howard (NBA, Houston Rockets)
Gabby Douglas (US Gymnastics)
J.J. Watt (NFL, Houston Texans)
Novak Djokovic (ATP)
Rob Gronkowski (NFL, New England Patriots)
Serena Williams (WTA)
 
KING OF SWAG
All professional athletes do incredible things, but there are a select few who also look incredible while they’re doing it.  The male and female nominees in this category are the best dressed, and most stylin’ couple of athletes off the court.  The King of Swag and the Queen of Swag are two separate awards that will be presented together.
Cam Newton (NFL, Carolina Panthers)
Carmelo Anthony (NBA, New York Knicks)
Chris Paul (NBA, Los Angeles Clippers)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Spanish club Real Madrid C.F. and the Portugal National Team)
LeBron James (NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers)
Rickie Fowler (PGA)
Roger Federer (ATP)
Russell Wilson (NFL, Seattle Seahawks)
QUEEN OF SWAG
 
Alex Morgan (USWNT and NWSL, Portland Thorns FC)
Lolo Jones (US Track and Field and Bobsled)
Maria Sharapova (WTA)
Ronda Rousey (UFC)
Serena Williams (WTA)
Skylar Diggins (WNBA, Tulsa Shock)
 
BEST CANNON
Some of the most incredible arms in sports belong to athletes from the worlds of baseball, football and tennis. This category honors the outfielders, pitchers, catchers, quarterbacks and tennis players with the strongest arms in the game.
Andrew Luck (NFL, Indianapolis Colts)
David Ortiz (MLB, Boston Red Sox)
Drew Brees (NFL, New Orleans Saints)
Mike Trout (MLB, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)
Peyton Manning (NFL, Denver Broncos)
Rafael Nadal (ATP)
Russell Wilson (NFL, Seattle Seahawks)
Serena Williams (WTA)
 
BIGGEST POWERHOUSE
This award honors those players that are an undeniable force on the field and on the court. Like a freight train or a Mack Truck, these athletes have so much power in their play, they cannot be stopped. They are the sluggers who hit the farthest homeruns, the tennis players with the fastest serves, the power forwards that slam dunk with such force they can shatter a backboard, and the running backs that move with such power that it takes an entire team to stop them.
 
Blake Griffin (NBA, Los Angeles Clippers)
David Ortiz (MLB, Boston Red Sox)
J.J. Watt (NFL, Houston Texans)
LeBron James (NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers)
Marshawn Lynch (NFL, Seattle Seahawks)
Prince Fielder (MLB, Texas Rangers)
Ronda Rousey (UFC)
Serena Williams (WTA)

Comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, who will YOU vote for to win at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports? Don’t forget to tune in to the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports on July 16th at 8:00 PM!

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Source: Press Release