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Drake Is Ramping Up For His Role Hosting The NBA Awards Show

After dropping his latest chart-topping album More Life in March, Drake has been mostly quiet. No tour announcement, no videos, no in-depth interviews. Besides a surprise guest appearance at Coachella, Drake has been about as silent as the biggest musician in the world can be at any given moment. Even while laying low, the 6 God has teamed up with the NBA to officially announce some major news, confirming that he will be hosting the first-ever NBA Awards show this June in at Basketball City at Pier 36 in New York City.

Along with Drake hosting, the TNT broadcast of the show will “feature integrations with the Sports Emmy Award-winning Inside the NBA studio team of Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal, along with the league’s biggest stars, celebrity presenters and musical performances,” according to a press release. The NBA Awards will feature presentations of the Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Sixth Man, Defensive Player of the Year, Most Improved Player and Coach of the Year awards.

Drake previously announced his role as the host and as a producer of the show in a podcast with Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari back in January. Clearly, he jumped the gun, and even prefaced the announcement with “I don’t even know if I’m allowed to say this,” but now it’s official, and after how well he did when he hosted the ESPYs back in 2014 he should be more than ready to entertain when the NBA Awards on TNT airs on Monday, June 26.

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