UPDATE (April 25, 2017): Drake makes it official.
Hosting first-ever NBA Awards on TNT, June 26th – tune in. pic.twitter.com/oGnXALihkq
— Drizzy (@Drake) April 25, 2017
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.
Drizzy leaked the news while guesting on Kentucky coach John Calipari’s podcast this week. From around the 30:35 mark in the player below:
“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.”