Kids' Choice Sports Awards: 5 Star Athletes Reveal What Other Sport They Wished They Played

11:30 AM 7/14/2017

by Victoria Berggren

While some would be eager to hit the slopes, other athletes say they would hang up their jerseys to play basketball like Stephen Curry.

Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps
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Athletes from every sport walked the orange carpet at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards on Thursday night at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion.

On the red carpet, The Hollywood Reporter asked several of these athletes what sport they would play if they could switch places with any other player.

Read on to see what they said.

  • Shaun White

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    "I am just awful at basketball, so if I could play like Stephen Curry or someone, I would do that for sure. It's something that haunts me too because I pride myself on being good at a lot of things and I just can't play basketball. I got no hoops."

  • Simone Biles

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    "Shaun White because he's a snowboarder; that would be sick."

  • Russel Wilson

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    "Stephen Curry because I just love the game of basketball."

  • Lindsey Vonn

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    "I'd love to play tennis like Serena Williams and just hit the crap out of the ball."


  • Michael Phelps

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    "I think I would like to be a golfer if I could be another athlete. I just love the game and for me, watching some of the great golfers play, it's like a piece of art. They make it look so easy. It's unbelievable watching how everything is so effortless. "