Nickelodeon Kids Choice Sports Awards LOS ANGELES 2018
LeBron James, Chloe Kim, Stephen Curry, Serena Williams, Russell Wilson, Odell Beckham, Allisha Gray, Rob Gronkowski, Kevin Durant, Venus Williams, Antonio Brown, Lindsey Vonn, Shaun White, Alex Morgan, James Harden, Laurie Hernandez and host Chris Paul took home coveted orange mohawked blimps at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2018, the only show that celebrates the intersection of kids’ culture with their favorite athletes. Hosted by Houston Rockets’ point guard and former NBA All-Star MVP Chris Paul, Kids’ Choice Sports 2018.
Motor-sport pioneer Danica Patrick was honored with the Legend Award at this year’s show, in recognition of her trailblazing achievements and outstanding sportsmanship. Upon receiving her golden mohawked award, Patrick received the ultimate honor, being doused from head to toe in glistening gold slime.
During the show, kid-athlete Yamato Nguessan competed in the Kids’ Choice Sports 2018 Half-Court Shot, and walked away with a trip to Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America.
The slime-filled celebration also featured superstar athletes competing in four grand-scale, sports-themed challenges:
In the Michael Strahan-hosted Shake N’ Break challenge, P.K. Subban, Mikaela Shiffrin, Ibtihaj Muhammad and 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 Care obstacle course to 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.