Drake will host and produce the NBA’s year-end award show on TNT.
Instead of announcing major awards like MVP and Rookie of the Year at various points during the preseason, the NBA will announce them in one award show.
The show will take place on June 26th.
“In light of the ESPYs. I don’t even know I’m allowed to say this yet, we’ll find out but I’ll say it anyway,” Drake tells John Calipari around the 29 minute mark of the podcast. “I’m actually producing and hosting the first annual NBA awards this year. I get to take the reigns on it, which again the ESPYs let me do great things and I thank them a lot for that. Usually award shows sometimes are a bit restrictive but they let me do a lot at the ESPYs, so we’ll expand on that concept. I love hosting, I love being in a room with iconic, legendary people that I look up to and having that pressure to make them laugh and enjoy their evening. Hopefully that will go well.”