In the accompanying video, the OVO logo is prominently displayed next to images of a trophy and skyscraper, which most likely represents New York City’s Empire State Building. In 2014, he hosted the Espy Awards, and is an official ambassador for the Toronto Raptors. Toronto music titan Drake took to Twitter on Tuesday (April 25) to announce he is the new host of the first ever NBA Awards Show, which is scheduled to go down on June 26. Check out the Twitter post above. “Hosting first-ever NBA Awards on TNT, June 26th–tune in,” he wrote. pic.twitter.com/oGnXALihkq
— Drizzy (@Drake) April 25, 2017
The inaugural event will hand out several trophies awarded to NBA players in categories like Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Sixth Man Award, Defensive Player of the Year, Most Improved Player and Coach of the Year, in addition to fan-voted categories. This isn’t the first time Drake’s hosted a sports-related event. The finalists will be announced Thursday (April 27) during TNT’s Inside the NBA. Alongside Drake, the Inside the NBA studio team — Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal — will be on deck to assist in the event. Hosting first-ever NBA Awards on TNT, June 26th – tune in. He will also act as a producer of the upcoming awards show.