Canadian recording artist Drake watches the action during the first quarter in a game between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre.

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WATCH: Drake Set to Host First Ever NBA Awards

By: Kyle McCann

April 26, 2017

Anyone who has ever watched the Toronto Raptors on television (or in person) has probably seen Drake stalking the court, rooting on his hometown hoops team. So it only makes sense that the Canadian rapper would be named as host for the inaugural NBA Awards. 

Drizzy is the global ambassador for the Raptors, he previously hosted the ESPY's, and is a noted hoops fan, so of course the NBA tapped the Grammy winner as its first ever host. Find out where and when you can catch the awards in this Billboard News report.

The NBA Awards to be presented during the show will include:

  • Kia NBA Most Valuable Player
  • Kia NBA Rookie of the Year
  • Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year
  • NBA Coach of the Year
  • And more...