Touchdown! Russell Wilson opened up the Kids’ Choice Sports awards the best way he knows how by riling the kids up and introducing the NBA Champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback played host at the event, which taped July 14, and it was all about that confetti as he entered the fray!
Russell, 27, made his way to the stage to a flurry of confetti, and then promised the crowd a fine show before getting straight down to brass tacks and bringing on the Cavs! Kyrie Irving came to the stage and spoke on behalf of his teammates. Then, Russell did get slimed, but isn’t that part and parcel of being at the Kids’ Choice Sports awards? Of course it is! “I didn’t think I’d get slimed that early in the show,” he joked wiping the green gunge out of his eyes.
The Kids’ Choice Sports 2016 welcomed a host of star names from the world of the NFL, NBA, WWE and even soccer! It’s always fun to see who’s going to get slimed, and it’s amazing that all the sports stars that take part are absolutely game for anything.
Former Los Angeles Laker star Kobe Bryant is to be honored with a Legend Award for his outstanding services to the NBA, and of course he deserved it! Previous recipients of the award, including Derek Jeter and David Beckham have been slimed in the past, so Kobe’s definitely going to get it!
Another highlight to look forward to is New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski going up against Antonio Brown on Smash Mountain, which is basically a 75-foot ramp, as over 300 balls come raining down on their heads.
LA Clippers stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, affectionately nicknamed the ‘Splash Brothers’ in the NBA, will show off their 3-point prowess with a three-point challenge. It’s going to be absolutely epic!
We just couldn’t think of a better host than Russell, he’s so dynamic, smooth and the perfect orchestrator for an awards ceremony. His quarterback skills really did come into play here, because he saw everything coming and handled it all amazingly!
HollywoodLifers, did you love Russell’s epic opening to the show? Do you think he was the best host Nickelodeon could’ve found? Tell us below!