Paul to bring slime as host of Kids’ Choice Sports awards

Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul reacts after a 3-pointer by PJ Tucker during the second half in Game 5 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

LOS ANGELES (AP) Chris Paul is going to bring the slime as host of the Kids’ Choice Sports awards.

The Houston Rockets‘ guard will preside over the show airing July 21 on Nickelodeon where kids celebrate their favorite athletes and the year’s memorable sports moments. The show will be taped earlier that week at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, a change of venue from its usual home at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion.

Paul says he enjoys watching Nickelodeon with 8-year-old son Chris Jr. and 5-year-old daughter Camryn. He is promising to ”bring the fun, the slime and the most epic stunts in Kids’ Choice Sports history.”

Paul takes over from Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who hosted the last three years. NFL Hall of Famer Michael Strahan hosted the first show in 2014.

The slime-soaked show with trophies resembling blimps includes unique challenges that pit athletes against each other.

This story has been corrected to change date of airing to July 21 instead of July 22.