"Hosting first-ever NBA Awards on TNT, June 26th-tune in", he wrote in the tweet with the video attached.
The NBA will officially announce Drake, the rapper/entertainer, on Tuesday as host of the first NBA Awards show on June 26. "I get to take the reigns on it", Drake said in the interview (h/t Slam's Ryne Nelson).
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Drake is no stranger to hosting sports award shows. But they let me do a lot at the ESPYs, so we'll just expand on that concept. While some categories will be added and voted on by fans, other award categories include Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, Kia NBA Sixth Man Award, Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Kia NBA Most Improved Player and NBA Coach of the Year.
In past years, the league has made its award announcements as a release on its website. Drake's presence should also legitimize the ceremony for National Basketball Association players who generally don't love awards handed out by media.
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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