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2018 Kids' Choice Sports
Host Chris Paul
Date taped July 19, 2018 (2018-07-19)
aired July 20, 2018 (2018-07-20)
Location Barker Hangar
Television coverage
Network Nickelodeon
Runtime 90 minutes
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The 5th Annual Kids' Choice Sports was held on July 19, 2018, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, and was broadcast one day later on July 20 (originally scheduled to be broadcast on July 21, but was moved ahead by one day). Houston Rockets' point guard and former NBA All-Star MVP, Chris Paul hosted the show.

Sports Council

A Kids' Choice Sports Council was formed to "lend their expertise and experience to help inform the awards show, consult on the nominee process and give feedback on categories." Committee members are:

  • Baron Davis (former Hornets and two-time NBA All-Star)
  • Ken Griffey Jr. (former baseball outfielder and 13-time All-Star)
  • Lisa Leslie (former WNBA MVP and four-time Olympic gold medal winner)
  • Cal Ripken Jr. (former shortstop and third baseman for the Baltimore Orioles and 19-time All-Star)
  • Deion Sanders (NFL Pro Football Hall of Famer)
  • Misty May-Treanor (three-time Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist)
  • Andy Elkin (Agent, Creative Artists Agency)
  • Tracy Perlman (VP Entertainment Marketing and Promotions, NFL)
  • Jeff Schwartz (President and Founder, Excel Sports Management)
  • Jill Smoller (SVP, William Morris Endeavor)
  • Leah Wilcox (VP, Talent Relations, NBA)
  • Alan Zucker (SVP, IMG Clients Group)
  • Michael Phelps (most decorated Olympian of all time)
  • Tony Hawk (professional skateboarder)
  • Zane Stoddard (VP, Entertainment Marketing and Content Development, NASCAR)

Host

Nominees

Winners are highlighted in bold

Stunts and Events

Michael Strahan hosted a dance off between Mikaela Shiffrin, P.K. Subban, P.J Tucker and Ibtihaj Muhammad.

Two children were tasked with making free-throws with basketballs. Adjacent to each hoop was a massive dunk tank filled with green slime, with basketball stars Candace Parker and Isaiah Thomas positioned above the tanks. Whichever child hit the most shots would cause the star adjacent to their basket to fall into the slime. This resulted in Parker being dunked, submerged, and totally covered in the slime.

JoJo Siwa hosted a throwing accuracy challenge between, Alex Shibutani, Maia Shibutani, Shaun White and Chloe Kim that would result in a Knight Squad cast member being dunked into the slime tanks.

Marc Summers and Liza Koshy held a game of Double Dare between host Chris Paul and Michael Phelps.

Legend Award

NASCAR racer Danica Patrick was the Legend Award winner. This was notable as she was the first woman to receive the award. Patrick was then completely and overwhelmingly covered with thick gold slime that shot out from hidden jets on the ground next to her. This is a tradition that has accompanied all prior winners.

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