Sun is out and the orange carpet is out, screams fill the air and there is a large buzz in the air from hoards of cameras and journalists excitedly waiting for the festivities to begin, It’s that time of year again and its the 2016 Nickelodeon kids choice sports awards. The stars are out in full force and UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion is buzzing at the news that recently retired NBA champ Kobe Bryant will not only be receiving an icon award but as it’s Nickelodeon, he will most likely be getting slimed. I was front and centre, stopping them as they treaded the carpet. I was super excited when Sacramento Kings NBA player Matt Barnes hit the carpet with his adorable twins Isaiah and Carter. Some of you may be familiar with the mother of the adorable little guys, Barnes ex wife Gloria Govan who featured in the reality tv series Basketball Wives. I got a chance to speak with Barnes as he was rushing to catch the start of the slime fest and he let us know the highlight of his season. We spoke about his all time favourite player, which basketball player alive or dead he would most enjoy playing with, many of you may be a little surprised who he chose. As we were at the Nickelodeon kids choice awards, we of course had to know which shows the superstar athlete watched as a youngster. It’s clear to see he is one that definitely loved and missed the cartoons from back in the day as he clearly lights up while talking about it, I mean who doesn’t just love good animation right? If you want to see Barnes talk about his favourite players, see him light up while talking about his favourite cartoon and cartoon characters then check out the interview. while you’re at it check out many more on the website.


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