The former soccer star, who is honored with the Legend Award presented by his sons Romeo and Cruz, tells fans onstage to believe in themselves and their dreams will come true.
David Beckham and his sons looked unrecognizable because of the slime at the 2014 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards on Thursday, July 17. The former soccer star was honored with the Legend Award at the awards show which took place at the UCLA Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles.
Wearing a simple dark top and pants, Beckham received the prize from his sons Romeo and Cruz. He was all-smiles as he held the trophy with the boys on his sides when the slime was sprayed at them.
In his acceptance speech, the soccer star who previously played for Manchester United and Real Madrid told his young fans to keep believing in themselves. "When I was young, my dream was to be a professional soccer player. If you have dreams and you believe in yourself, your dreams can come true. Thank you very much," he said onstage.
In addition to Beckham, surfer and shark attack survivor Bethany Hamilton received an award. Hamilton, who continues surfing after losing her left arm in a shark attack in 2003, was awarded with Favorite Comeback Athlete. The excited surfer shared some photos and a video from the event which was hosted by former NFL star Michael Strahan. "THANK YOU to everyone who voted for me as 'Favorite Comeback athlete' In tonight's #kidschoicesports awards! Sooo stoked!" she wrote.
Winner List of Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards:
- Best Male Athlete: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
- Best Female Athlete: Gabrielle Douglas, Olympic gymnast
- Party Like a Sports Star (Best celebration): Victor Cruz, New York Giant
- Favorite Newcomer: Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
- Favorite Catch: Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
- Best Save: Tim Howard, Everton, U.S. soccer team
- Clutch Player of the Year: Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks
- Sickest Moves: Alex Morgan, Portland Thorns
- Don't Try This at Home Award: Shaun White
- Smells Like Team Spirit: Seattle Seahawks Fans
- King of Swag: Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
- Queen of Swag: Gabrielle Douglas
- Biggest Cannon: Serena Williams
- Favorite Comeback Athlete: Bethany Hamilton