Drake Hosts, Produce First Annual NBA Awards Event.
Drake Hosts, Produce First Annual NBA Awards Event – Rapper and Hip-hop Star Drake has unveiled that he will be hosting and producing the first NBA Awards show later this year.
The event, which will air June 26 on TNT, will honor the NBA’s major awards winners—including MVP, Most Improved Player and Rookie of the Year—together for the first time.
Rapper Drake revealed while speaking as a guest on the Basketball Coach John Calipari’s “Cal Cast” podcast. The Rapper said;
“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.”
The rapper, who is the Toronto Raptors global ambassador, also has experience as the MC of awards telecasts as he hosted the Juno Awards in 2011 and the ESPY Awards in 2015. Add that to his often publicized love for the NBA, and NBA reporter Doris Burke, and his relationship with so many players, the Toronto entertainer is likely the best fit.
Let’s just cross our fingers, wait and see how well he does and delivers the event with full control.