Drake Will Host, Produce 1st Annual NBA Awards Show in June

Credit: USA TODAY Sports / Nick Turchiaro

Credit: USA TODAY Sports / Nick Turchiaro

Drake Will Host, Produce 1st Annual NBA Awards Show in June

Drake is one of the most famous figures in pop culture today and has used his name to show his love for basketball.

The 6ix God” is Toronto’s Global Ambassador and sits courtside at dozens of Raptors each season. In 2014, Drake hosted the ESPY Awards and did a phenomenal job, so much so that the he has announced the league have hired him to host and produce the NBA’s first ever awards show.

The awards show with be aired on June 26, 2017 on TNT and will include the announcements of the MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Player of the Year, and other awards given out within the league.

Drake broke the news in an interview with John Calipari on his ‘Cal Cast’ podcast, and is extremely excited to take part.

“I’m actually producing and hosting the first annual NBA Awards this year. I get to take the reigns on it.

The ESPYs let me do great things, and I thank them a lot for that. Usually, award shows sometimes are a bit restricted. But they let me do a lot at the ESPYs, so we’ll just expand on that concept.

I love hosting. I love being in a room full of iconic, legendary people that I look up to and having that pressure of having to make them laugh and enjoy their evening.”

 

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