Lionel Messi fails to beat LeBron James in race to win award in America despite World Cup triumph

LeBron James, a legendary basketball player, defeated Lionel Messi, the champion of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, to take home the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award for best male athlete.

The other nominees for the honor included Shaun White, a snowboarder, NFL players Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes, and basketball ace Stephen Curry. Lionel Messi was expected to win the prize because of his recent successes.


Argentina won the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022, and Messi took home the Golden Ball. Last week, he was also voted the FIFA Best Men’s Player.

Messi lost out to LeBron James for the Nickelodeon award, though. Over his illustrious career, he has received this accolade numerous times.

The presence of Messi and James shows their impact on fans, which transcends far beyond the pitch. Both superstars are legends of their respective sports and inspire fans with their qualities in day-to-day life as well.

Messi is currently playing for French club Paris Saint-Germain. James, on the other hand, represents the LA Lakers in the NBA.


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