Drake Will Host The First Ever NBA Awards

Drake Will Host The First Ever NBA Awards

The award ceremony will take place at Basketball City at New York City's Pier 36 at 9:00 pm ET.

The NBA is appealing to its younger demographic for its inaugural awards show, announcing Tuesday that platinum-selling rapper Drake will serve as the host.

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. As a way to hype this first-time event, the National Basketball Association announced that hip hop and R&B legend Drake will host the extravaganza. Drake will host the historic event. But they let me do a lot at the ESPYs, so we'll just expand on that concept.

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According to the league sources, the Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Man Award, Most Improved Player and Coach of the Year will be announced during the show. These awards are typically announced throughout the playoffs but the league has finally made a decision to give these guys some love on one star studded night.

Additional categories will include fan-voted awards.

With Drake acting as a producer of the show and his longstanding relationship with the NBA-he's an ambassador for the Toronto Raptors-odds are his creative freedom will be even higher this time around.

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