comscore Drake to host first-ever ‘NBA Awards’ on June 26 | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

Drake to host first-ever ‘NBA Awards’ on June 26

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS / FEB. 2016

    Kevin Hart, left, and Drake coach at the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto. The league announced that Drake will host its first NBA Awards on June 26.

NEW YORK >> Drake will host the NBA’s first-ever awards show this June.

The Canadian rapper will preside over the June 26 ceremony in New York, which will be televised live on TNT.

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. The league and Turner Sports say other awards will be open to fan voting. Those categories and finalists will be announced later this week.

Award winners have previously been announced separately throughout the postseason.

Drake serves as global ambassador for his hometown Toronto Raptors and is frequently seen in courtside seats at their games.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature
Comments (0)

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Terms of Service. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. Report comments if you believe they do not follow our guidelines.

Having trouble with comments? Learn more here.

Scroll Up