Star Studded Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Sports 2015 Airs Tonight

Star-Studded Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2015 Airs Tonight

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Airing tonight, Nickelodeon’s second annual Kids’ Choice Sports 2015 awards ceremony will again focus on honoring kids’ favorite athletes, teams and sports moments – promising to present them in one big, slimy sports celebration. Hosted by Seattle Seahawks’ two-time Super Bowl quarterback, Russell Wilson, Kids’ Choice Sports 2015 will be telecast live on Thursday, July 16 (8 p.m. ET/PT), from UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA.

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Last year, Nickelodeon expanded their ever popular Kids’ Choice Awards programming into the world of sports. Their first foray, the Kids’ Choice Sports Awards, was a huge success and provided many memorable and laugh out loud moments. Host Michael Strahan and a ‘football teams worth’ of popular presenters from the sports and entertainment world guided the audience, young and old, through a night filled to the brim with talent and slime – capped off by the night’s Legend Award winner David Beckham and his two sons, Romeo and Cruz, being covered in gold goo.

In the year since, Nickelodeon has doubled-down on it’s sports interest – launching the promising NickSports last September and reaching out to last year’s winner of the Clutch Player of the Year Award, Carmelo Anthony, for creative direction on a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles product line.

Some of tonight’s categories to look forward to include: Best Male and Female Athlete, Clutch Player of the Year, King and Queen of Swag, and Don’t Try This at Home Award. This year’s Kids’ Choice Sports will also feature daring, slime-filled sports stunts and top athletes competing outside their sports realm for a Kids Choice Sports trophy.

Fresh off their successful season – fans can expect to see several members of the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors in attendance, including NBA MVP Steph Curry, and favorites Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, as well as the recently crowned 2015 Women’s World Cup Champions. Also in attendance: baller Carmelo Anthony, R&B singer Ciara, NFL Champion Marshawn Lynch, Little League phenom Mo’Ne Davis; Ashley Wagner (U.S. Figure Skater), Gracie Gold (U.S. Figure Skater), and many more.

As if that’s not enough – throughout the night, the show will feature can’t-miss performances by Taylor Swift, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber and Skrillex, and Nick Jonas.