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This 17th annual mingling of athletes and celebrities in L.A. comes on the heels of an Olympic year, which always adds a little intrigue to some of the 37 fan-voted award categories. Host Samuel L. Jackson can expect to see as many swimmers and gymnasts as NBA and NFL stars on the Nokia Theatre stage, which is graced by a variety of nonsports presenters from comedian Andy Samberg to model Marisa Miller to musician will.i.am. Kobe Bryant and Candace Parker are crowd favorites for Best Male and Best Female Athlete, but Michael Phelps and Nastia Liukin loom from the Beijing contingent.
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