The Nickelodeons Kids' Choice Sports Awards aired for the fourth straight year, and I was there to cover it! Russell Wilson hosted once again, and he brought his friendly and energetic personality to the big stage.
A glamorous "orange carpet" event kicked off the day. I had the pleasure of talking to Olympic legends, sporting superstars, and Nickelodeon actors. What really made an impression was how gracious, down-to-earth, and personable they all were.
Nickelodeon produced a premiere award show with celebrity appearances, humorous games, and creative challenges! Throughout the night, three kids took their shot at winning $50,000. Although no one won the big prize, three kids made a valiant effort at a half court basketball shot, a soccer crossbar challenge, and a football target throw.
DeAndre Jordan and Andre Drummond raced each other on Slime Mountain. Von Miller, Skylar Diggins-Smith, and Shaun White cycled their way to sliming kids in Pedal Pop. And Simone Biles and Aly Raisman scootered in a team relay race ending in another slimy finish.
Stephen Curry and Simone Biles took home the top prizes for Favorite Male and Female Athletes. Russell Westbrook was named the Clutch Player of the Year. With the crowd chanting his name, Odell Beckham Jr. won Hands of Gold. And Michael Phelps capped off the night by taking home the prestigious Legend award before getting covered in gold slime. Here’s the full list of winners from the night:
Favorite Male Athlete: Stephen Curry
Favorite Female Athlete: Simone Biles
King of Swag: Russell Wilson
Queen of Swag: Serena Williams
Best Cannon: Serena Williams
Biggest Powerhouse: Claressa Shields
Clutch Player of the Year: Russell Westbrook
Don’t Try This At Home: Keala Kennelly
Favorite Newcomer: Laurie Hernandez
Hands of Gold: Odell Beckham Jr.
Need for Speed: Usain Bolt
Sickest Moves: Kevin Durant
Legend: Michael Phelps
Photo credit: Kevin Mazur/KCASports2017/WireImage