Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry received the favorite male athlete award and gymnast Simon Biles the favorite female athlete award at Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports awards at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion.
Curry was selected in a field that also included soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, and Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots.
Tennis star Serena Williams and swimmer Katie Ledecky were both nominated for favorite female athlete, along with soccer star Alex Morgan, skier Mikaela Shiffrin and Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike.
Retired swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, received the Legend Award “in recognition of his world record-breaking achievements, unrivaled talent and outstanding sportsmanship in and out of the pool,” according to Nickelodeon.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson hosted the ceremony, which will be broadcast Sunday.
Here is the complete list of 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)
— 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)
—City News Service
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