Drake to Host First Annual NBA Awards

Drake NBA AwardsDrake enjoyed his ESPYs hosting gig so much that he’s giving the job another go but this time he’ll be emceeing the NBA’s first annual award ceremony.

The rapper revealed his new job during Cal Cast, a podcast by Kentucky head coach John Calipari.”I don’t even know if I’m allowed to say this yet – we’ll find out – but I’ll say it anyway: I’m actually producing and hosting the first annual NBA awards this year,” Drake told the coach. “I get to take the reigns on it. The ESPYs let me do great things and I thank them a lot for that. Award shows are sometimes a bit restrictive, but they let me do a lot at the ESPYs. We’ll just expand on that. I love hosting. I love being in a room of legendary, iconic people who I look up to and having that pressure to make them laugh and enjoy their evening. Hopefully that will go well.”

ACcording to Sports Illustrated, The new award show will reveal the winners of the NBA MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Sixth Man, Most Improved Player and Coach of the Year. While in previous years these awards were announced separately throughout the postseason, this marks the first time that all recipients will be honored on the same night.

The first-ever NBA Awards Show will take place in New York City on Monday, June 26, 2017.

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