Drake Is Hosting First NBA Awards on TNT

Posted April 26, 2017

The NBA sure isn't messing around with this awards show.

The show, set to kick off at 9 p.m. ET from Basketball City at Pier 36 in NY, will serve as "the NBA's official annual award show to honor all of the league's top performers on one night for the first time".

The NBA announced on Tuesday that famous Canadian rapper Drake will serve as the host for the inaugural NBA Awards Show on June 26.

Of course, Drake is a huge basketball fan and seems to pride himself in buddying around with NBA stars, so he was probably more than willing to host this event.

Drake will host the NBA's 1st season awards show

The rapper has previously revealed that he will he hosting and producing the show, during Kentucky head coach John Calipari's Cal Cast podcast back in January.

Drake tweeted, "Hosting first-ever NBA Awards on TNT, June 26th - tune in". "I get to take the reigns on it", Drake said in the interview (h/t Slam's Ryne Nelson). But they let me do a lot at the ESPYs, so we'll just expand on that concept.

Additional categories that will be voted in by fans and on social media will be announced on Thursday, April 27, during TNT's Inside The NBA. He also stands as the team ambassador for the Toronto Raptors, and can occasionally be spotted courtside at their home games.

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