Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports awards: home of a $50,000 half-court swish, center-stage birthday celebrations and celebrity slimings. The second annual event returned recently, celebrating kids’ favorite moments with host Russell Wilson, the Super Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks QB who met a shower of Nick’s famous slime and danced The Whip with his girlfriend Ciara:
Still racing off the field from their World Cup celebration, the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team opened the show to a thunderous reception. Goalie Hope Solo toted an American flag through the audience while forward Alex Morgan earned Best Female Athlete honors. Midfielder Carli Lloyd and forward Abby Wambach demonstrated their multi-sport skills by beating Golden State Warriors Draymond Green and Klay Thompson in a tricycle relay race.
Derek Jeter received the Legend Award to celebrate his athletic accomplishments, sportsmanship, and 20-year career with the New York Yankees. After winning his award, he was covered in gold slime that poured from a giant New York Yankees emblem:
Riley Curry, the press conference star of The NBA Finals, celebrated her father, Stephen Curry, with one of her now classic facial expressions. Stephen won Clutch Player of the Year, Sickest Moves, and Best Male Athlete. Riley high-fived her fans as she joined her dad on stage to accept his award for Best Male Athlete and was wished a very happy birthday by everyone in the stadium:
Besides awards presentations to athletes, the show featured a $50,000 Shot competition, where three kids competed in athletic challenges to win $50,000. Thirteen-year-old Roee Maor won by kicking a soccer ball from 30 yards to hit the crossbar of the goal:
Meanwhile, 14-year-old Jonathan Clark won by successfully shooting a half-court shot:
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