Today, the NBA announced Grammy award winning artiste, Drake as the host of the first-ever NBA Awards airing on Monday, June 26.
The inaugural event, held at Basketball City at Pier 36 in New York City, will be the NBA’s official annual award show to honor all of the league’s top performers on one night for the first time.
Major Awards for the NBA season will be presented at the awards including :
- Kia NBA Most Valuable Player
- Kia NBA Rookie of the Year
- Kia NBA Sixth Man Award
- Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year
- Kia NBA Most Improved Player
- NBA Coach of the Year
The 2017 NBA Awards on TNT will feature integrations with the Award-winning Inside the NBA studio team of Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal, along with the league’s biggest stars, celebrity presenters and musical performances. Additional award categories will include some fan-voted awards with categories and finalists announced on Thursday, April 27, during TNT’s Inside the NBA.