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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

Photo Credits: Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images

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: Sports History Was Made Yet Again At The Epic 2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports – Recap Here PLUS Check Out The Full List Of Winners!

14 Jul

Photo Credits: Nickelodeon

Where can you find some of the biggest and most iconic sports stars all under one roof taking on some of the most fun-filled (and slimiest challenges!), a place where some awesome kids can take on terrific, sports-inspired challenges with the help and coaching of the athletes they admire most, a place where so many outstanding Nick stars join together to celebrate a day of getting up, getting active, and recognizing the extraordinary sports stars we love the most – all of the epic-ness and sheer fan-demonioum happens at the one, the only Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports! Nickelodeon never fails at bringing out the best of the best – from hit, animated and live-action shows to the greatest award shows on this planet, so, needless to say, we all knew that this year’s Kids’ Choice Sports was bound to be the best one yet, and it surely was! The 2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports had its special taping yesterday, July 13th at the UCLA Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. The phenomenal award show is set to air on Nickelodeon, TeenNick and Nicktoons on Sunday, July 16th at 8:00 PM ET / PT.

No amount of words can ever be enough to describe just how stupendous the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports was. There’s some indescribable, exciting feeling in the air that is quite like nothing else every time the Kids’ Choice Sports makes it way on over to Los Angeles for an unforgettable, sports-filled day. There were so many excellent highlights at this year’s renowned and prestigious award show. The Kids’ Choice Sports was hosted by none other than the sensational, Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson, who returned to the KCS stage for his third year in a row as host. Russell Wilson always manages to bring extra excitement every time he hosts the awesome award show.

The orange carpet was rolled out and iconic athletes made their way down the carpet – from Michael Phelps to Shaun White, Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Odell Beckham Jr, Skylar Diggins-Smith and many others. Before you know it, attendees, athletes, and celebrities made their way inside the UCLA Pauley Pavilion to see the out of this world KCS stage – it truly was one of kind and the greatest stage you could ever imagine at an award show. Many outstanding athletes took on some remarkable challenges – something you can only see happen at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports! DeAndre Jordan and Andre Drummond made their way up Slime Mountain, challenged their way through some obstacles, and slid down a slide full of slime. Another fun challenge was hosted by the one and only, Nick Cannon. The Beats ‘N Seats challenge put Lindsey Vonn, P.K. Subban, Prince Fielder, Breanna Stewart, and Gabby Douglas up against each other for an intense game of musical chairs. Who won? You’ll just have to find out by tuning in to the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports this Sunday!

Athletes Shaun White, Von Miller and Skylar Diggins-Smith got pedaling during the Pedal Pop Challenge, where they had to test their pedaling skills to see who can pedal the fastest and inflate a giant balloon filled with slime until it pops. Sports stars and Nickelodeon stars joined together for some other great challenges. Joining in on the fun was Simone Biles, Emmanuel Sanders, Landon Collins, Aly Raisman, Cree Cicchino, Ella Anderson, Madisyn Shipman, Riele Downs, Klay Thompson, Jimmy Butler, Kel Mitchell and Tony Cavalero.

Another spectacular highlight from the event was when the admirable, two-time Olympic Gold medalist, Simone Manuel was awarded with the first ever #SeeHer award for her history-making achievements and her indescribable talent. The #SeeHer movement is aimed to put an end to all gender biases and accurately portray women and girls in television and advertising.

The awe-inspiring award show ended off in a golden way with Olympic hero, Michael Phelps being honored with the “Legend Award.” It’s clear to see that Michael Phelps truly defines what it is like to be a legend. He’s worked endlessly to reach his goals and encourage everyone that anything is possible when you set your mind to it. Michael Phelps has made a splash in the pool and a big splash in all of our hearts and he has impacted the lives of many in a way like no other. Michael Phelps is beyond deserving of the “Legend Award” and today and every day, we celebrate having someone like Michael Phelps as an inspiration to all. After receiving the coveted blimp, Michael Phelps was doused with some golden slime – a perfect way to end a wonderful night.

So many fantastic athletes were in attendance at the event including Shawne Merriman, Julian Edelman, Dak Prescott, Abby Wambach, and many more. Celebrities in attendance included Michael Strahan, Lilimar, Baby Ariel, Stony Blyden, Mae Mae Renfrow, Daan Creyghton, Benjamin Flores Jr, Thomas Kuc, Madisyn Shipman, Cree Cicchino, Jade Pettyjohn, Breanna Yde, Aidan Miner, Ricardo Hurtado, Lance Lim, Tony Cavalero, Riele Downs, Jessie Paege, Alex Wassabi, Lauren Rihimaki, Brady Reiter, Jet Jurgensmeyer, amongst many others.

The 2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports is such a magnificent and brilliant award show and it truly inspires everyone to follow after their dreams and they too can be like their favorite athletes they look up to the most. Once again, Nickelodeon has outdone itself with another exceptional award show.

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had the greatest honor covering and attending the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports again for the third year in a row. Check out some VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE pictures from my coverage below and stay tuned on YouTube.com/alexisjoyvipaccess for interviews with your favorite celebrities and athletes at the event. Big thank you to Nickelodeon for such a memorable night!

Check out the full list of winners at the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports below and don’t forget to tune in to the Kids’ Choice Sports airing Sunday, July 16th at 8:00 PM ET / PT on Nickelodeon, TeenNick, Nicktoons with special encores Sunday, July 16, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) and Monday, July 17, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon; Tuesday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on TeenNick; and Friday, July 21, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nicktoons.

Follow Nickelodeon on Twitter and Instagram: @Nickelodeon and join in on the conversation by using #KidsChoiceSports! Visit http://www.nick.com/kids-choice-sports/ for everything Kids’ Choice Sports related!

Also, check out where all of your fave athletes and Nickelodeon stars are sitting at the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports in the seating card tour video below!

 

 

2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Winners: 

FAVORITE MALE ATHLETE

Stephen Curry (NBA, Golden State Warriors)

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ATHLETE

Simone Biles (Professional Artistic Gymnast)

 

KING OF SWAG

Russell Wilson (NFL, Seattle Seahawks)

 

QUEEN OF SWAG

Serena Williams (WTA)

 

BEST CANNON

Serena Williams (WTA)

 

BIGGEST POWERHOUSE

Claressa Shields (Professional Boxer)

 

 

CLUTCH PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Russell Westbrook (NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder)

 

DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME

Keala Kennelly (Professional Surfer)

 

FAVORITE NEWCOMER

Laurie Hernandez (Professional Artistic Gymnast)

 

HANDS OF GOLD

Odell Beckham Jr. (NFL, New York Giants)

 

NEED FOR SPEED

Usain Bolt (Professional Track & Field Athlete)

 

SICKEST MOVES

Kevin Durant (NBA, Golden State Warriors)

VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Find Out Where Your Fave Athletes And Celebs Are Sitting At The 2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports – Seating Card Tour With Cree Cicchino And Madisyn Shipman!

10 Jul

Photo Credits: Nickelodeon

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and you guessed it, we’re talking about the Kids’ Choice Sports! There’s only one award show that brings together all of our favorite sports stars, tons of epic and unforgettable moments and one more thing: a whole lot of slime. The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports is known for being one of the greatest award shows on this planet. Where can you find some of the biggest sports stars together all under one roof taking on tons of fun challenges and never knowing when they’re going to get a surprise sliming?! The Kids’ Choice Sports will be hosted this year by the one, the only, Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson. He’s clearly the host with the most as this is Russell Wilson’s third year that Nickelodeon is welcoming him back to the stage to host the renowned award show. With Russell Wilson hosting, you never know what kind of excitement is in store at the Kids’ Choice Sports airing on Sunday, July 16th at 8:00 PM ET / PT from UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California.

This year’s Kids’ Choice Sports is bound to be even bigger and better. From the stage, to the thrilling challenges, and even all of the categories, the Kids’ Choice Sports never fails to impress everyone. This year, fan-favorite and iconic athletes will be honored in categories including “Favorite Male / Female Athlete,” “King / Queen of Swag,” “Biggest Powerhouse,” “Clutch Player of the Year,” “Don’t Try This At Home,” “Hands of Gold,” and many others. So many of our favorite sports stars will be honored with a coveted, mohawked blimp and we can’t wait to see it all go down at the Kids’ Choice Sports!

To add onto the excitement, Olympic hero Michael Phelps will even be honored with the prestigious “Legend Award” at the event. Michael Phelps will be recognized with the “Legend Award” to celebrate his indescribable and unrivaled talent and the impact he has made in the lives of everyone. It’s clear to see that the stupendous Michael Phelps is a great inspiration to everyone and he is beyond deserving of the “Legend Award.”

Many terrific athletes will be joining in on the fun this Sunday including Michael Phelps, Shaun White, Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez, Klay Thompson, Von Miller, Michael Strahan, Simone Manuel, Julian Edelman, and many others. So many Nick stars will be attending including the cast of Game Shakers: Cree Cicchino, Madisyn Shipman, Thomas Kuc, Benjamin Flores Jr. and Kel Mitchell, The Thundermans cast: Kira Kosarin, Audrey Whitby, Jack Griffo, Addison Riecke, Diego Velazquez, and Maya Le Clark, the cast of School of Rock: Ricardo Hurtado, Breanna Yde, Jade Pettyjohn, Aidan Miner, Lance Lim, and Tony Cavalero, and many more.

The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports is always a memorable award show and you definitely don’t want to miss out on all of the slime-tastic, sports-filled fun this Sunday! I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had the honor of covering the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports seating card tour and the lovely ladies of Nickelodeon’s hit show, Game Shakers: Madisyn Shipman and Cree Cicchino helped me give you all an inside look at where all of your fave athletes and Nick stars are sitting at the award show.

Check out the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports seating card tour with Cree Cicchino and Madisyn Shipman below and be sure to tune in to the Kids’ Choice Sports airing on Sunday, July 16th at 8:00 PM!

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Article: Michael Phelps Gets Ready To Make A Splash As He Gets Honored With The Legend Award At The 2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports!

14 Jun

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Get ready to make a splash, this year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports has just gotten even more epic! Now, first things first – let’s play “Guess That Person.” Who is the legendary Olympian who has record-breaking achievements, a total of 28 medals, and is one extraordinary person who has and continues to make his country so proud in the pool? Yup, we’re talking about the phenomenal and iconic Michael Phelps, who just so happens to be making his way on over to the renowned Kids’ Choice Sports this year.

It has just been announced that Olympian hero, Michael Phelps will be honored at this year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports with the prestigious “Legend Award.” Michael Phelps will be honored this year for his indescribable talent, his awe-inspiring and unrivaled achievements, and how he inspires fans all over the world to work hard and follow after their dreams. Michael Phelps has truly touched and impacted the lives of many. He is someone that everyone looks up to as a person who works endlessly to accomplish above and beyond. Everyone is so proud to have someone like Michael Phelps to call their role model.

Michael Phelps shared his enthusiasm over being honored with the “Legend Award” and said, “I am a kid at heart so it really means a lot to me to be recognized by Nickelodeon with the Kids’ Choice Sports Legend Award. I had a goal to do something that nobody had ever done before, and with a lot of hard work and dedication, I was able to turn my dream into a reality. I want to encourage all kids to dream big, set goals, follow their passion, and always remember that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.” (source: press release)

The stupendous Michael Phelps joins the list of previous “Legend Award” recipients including David Beckham, Derek Jeter and last year’s honoree, Kobe Bryant.

The highly-anticipated and slime-tastic, sports-filled event, the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports will be hosted this year by Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson and will air on Sunday, July 16th at 8 – 9:30 PM ET / PT on Nickelodeon. Be sure to join in on the fun and vote for your favorite athletes to win a coveted, mohawk blimp at the sensational award show. Head on over to Nick.com/sports to vote for your favorite sports stars now!

Follow Michael Phelps on Twitter: @MichaelPhelps

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Article: Russell Wilson Set To Host The 2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports PLUS Find Out The Nominees At This Year’s Award Show!

1 Jun

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He’s brought extra sports-filled fun, a ton of excitement, and a whole lot of slime not just once, but twice as the host of Nickelodeon’s phenomenal and incredible, sports-inspired award show, the Kids’ Choice Sports, and now the one and only, iconic Seattle Seahawks quarterback, Russell Wilson will be making his way on over to UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion to host the stupendous 2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports for the third year in a row. Needless to say, this year’s Kids’ Choice Sports will have an endless amount of epic moments and we can’t wait to see what Russell Wilson has in store for his third year in a row hosting the award show.

Russell Wilson shared his excitement over hosting the Kids’ Choice Sports again and said, “Super excited and honored to three-peat and host Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2017. Kids get ready… three times the slime coming your way.” (source: press release)

Nickelodeon also announced the nominees at this year’s award show. Some of the many legendary sports stars that are nominated at the Kids’ Choice Sports include Serena Williams and Katie Ledecky, who both lead with a total of three nominations each, as well as Stephen Curry, Tom Brady, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lebron James, Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez, and many more.

Get your head in the game and vote for your favorite sports stars at http://www.nick.com/kids-choice-sports/. Don’t forget to tune in to the renowned and prestigious 2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports airing on Sunday, July 16th at 8:00 PM ET / PT and see if your fave athletes will be taking home a coveted, mohawked blimp of their own.

Check out the full list of nominees at the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports below and comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, who will you be voting for to win at the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports?!

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(source: press release)

FAVORITE MALE 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.

 

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

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (NASCAR)

Kris Bryant (MLB, Chicago Cubs)

LeBron James (NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers)

Stephen Curry (NBA, Golden State Warriors)

Tom Brady (NFL, New England Patriots)

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ATHLETE

Alex Morgan (NWSL, Olympique Lyonnais)

Katie Ledecky (Competitive Swimmer)

Mikaela Shiffrin (Skiing, US Ski Team)

Nneka Ogwumike (WNBA, Los Angeles Sparks)

Serena Williams (WTA)

Simone Biles (Professional Artistic Gymnast)

 

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.

 

Cam Newton (NFL, Carolina Panthers)

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

DeAndre Jordan (NBA, Los Angeles Clippers)

Rickie Fowler (Professional Golfer)

Russell Wilson (NFL, Seattle Seahawks)

Von Miller (NFL, Denver Broncos)

 

QUEEN OF SWAG

Caroline Wozniacki (WTA)

Danica Patrick (NASCAR)

Lizzie Armanto (Professional Skateboarder)

Serena Williams (WTA)

Skylar Diggins (WNBA, Dallas Wings)

Torah Bright (Professional Snowboarder)

 

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)

Andy Murray (Professional Tennis Player)

Justin Verlander (MLB, Detroit Tigers)

Matt Ryan (NFL, Atlanta Falcons)

Max Scherzer (MLB, Washington Nationals)

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 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, the running backs that move with such power that it takes an entire team to stop them, and are the most unstoppable players in sports this year.

 

Claressa Shields (Professional Boxer)

David Ortiz (MLB, Boston Red Sox)

DeMarcus Cousins (NBA, New Orleans Pelicans)

Mike Trout (MLB, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)

Von Miller (NFL, Denver Broncos)

 

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.

 

Alex Morgan (NWSL, Olympique Lyonnais)

Katie Ledecky (Competitive Swimmer)

Mike Trout (MLB, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)

Russell Westbrook (NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder)

Sergio Garcia (Professional Golfer)

Sidney Crosby (NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins)

Stephen Curry (NBA, Golden State Warriors)

Tom Brady (NFL, New England Patriots)

 

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 of slopestyle, the BMX racers or the skateboarders and surfers who risk life and limb every day to accomplish the impossible.

 

Alise Post (Professional BMX Racer)

Connor Fields (Professional BMX Racer)

Hailey Langland (Professional Snowboarder)

Keala Kennelly (Professional Surfer)

Lizzie Armanto (Professional Skateboarder)

Mark McMorris (Professional Snowboarder)

Nyjah Huston (Professional Skateboarder)

 

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.

 

Breanna Stewart (WNBA, Seattle Storm)

Corey Seager (MLB, Los Angeles Dodgers)

Dak Prescott (NFL, Dallas Cowboys)

Dario Šarić (NBA, Philadelphia 76ers)

Laurie Hernandez (Professional Artistic Gymnast)

Simone Manuel (Competitive Swimmer)

 

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.

 

Adrián Beltré (MLB, Texas Rangers)

Antonio Brown (NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers)

Braden Holtby (NHL, Washington Capitals)

Ian Kinsler (MLB, Detroit Tigers)

Julian Edelman (NFL, New England Patriots)

Odell Beckham Jr. (NFL, New York Giants)

 

NEED FOR SPEED

This award honors those players that live life in the fast lane. Whether it’s running, driving, or swimming, 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.

 

Allyson Felix (Professional Track & Field Athlete)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (NASCAR)

Danica Patrick (NASCAR)

Jimmie Johnson (NASCAR)

Katie Ledecky (Competitive Swimmer)

Lewis Hamilton (Formula 1 Racing)

Usain Bolt (Professional Track & Field Athlete)

 

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.

 

Carli Lloyd (NWSL, Manchester City)

James Harden (NBA, Houston Rockets)

Kevin Durant (NBA, Golden State Warriors)

Kyrie Irving (NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers)

Le’Veon Bell (NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers)

Patrick Kane (NHL, Chicago Blackhawks)

VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: The Incredible Rio Mangini Updated Interview With Alexisjoyvipaccess At The 2016 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports!

22 Jul
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A genius at the piano, a phenomenal actor, and even an EDM producer – is there anything that the awesome and magnificently talented Rio Mangini can’t do?! Every day, the outstanding Rio Mangini continues to keep busy with all of his awe-inspiring and superb projects, and he manages to always leave us amazed with everything he works on. From his endless amount of on-screen projects including being a part of Nickelodeon’s highly-acclaimed, hit TV show, Bella and The Bulldogs, to getting on-board of Nickelodeon’s original movie, One Crazy Cruise, as well as other projects like Kickin’ It and more, Rio Mangini takes on each role and does such a remarkable job. Of course, anytime anyone talks about Rio Mangini, we always have to mention his exceptional piano playing skills and how he is bound to be the next Beethoven! In fact now, Rio Mangini is even joining the classical music world with the EDM world together through his great music projects like his recent single “Rio & Fugue.” It looks like fans will just have to continue to stay tuned because, as always, the incredible Rio Mangini has even more exciting projects that awaits for everyone to see!

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had the greatest honor of covering and attending the renowned and prestigious 2016 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports again, celebrating everyone’s favorite iconic sports stars and sports moments; and I had a terrific time catching up with and interviewing the brilliant Rio Mangini again at the event. Rio Mangini dished exclusively to Alexisjoyvipaccess all about what is one sport that he hasn’t tried yet but would like to try, who are two sports stars he would like to have on his team, and so much more only in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE updated interview. Rio Mangini even spills on how he gets up and gets active and it includes something about In & Out (We agree 100%, Rio!) – hear what he had to say in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE updated interview below. Thanks for another fun interview, Rio – always a blast chatting with you!

Check out my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE updated interview with the spectacular Rio Mangini at the 2016 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports below!

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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

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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

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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)