Drake Will Host The First Ever NBA Awards Omari White April 25, 2017 Covers, Digital Entertainment, Exclusives, Source Sports | Sports News, source sports 2 It looks like the NBA wants to bring “More Life” to their first ever award ceremony. The NBA have proudly announced that the OVO musician kingpin Drake will be the host of their 1st annual NBA Awards in New York City. Some of the league’s biggest and brightest superstars will be at Basketball City at Pier 36 in New York City, on Monday. June 26, 2017. TNT will be in attendance to provide live coverage as the entire hoops world will be witnessing who will take home the league’s Defensive Player Of The Year, Coach Of The Year, 6th Man Of The Year, Rookie Of The Year and most importantly, MVP. As poetic of an artist as he is on all platforms of media, check out this creative tweet Drizzy put to announce this huge news to his followers via Twitter. Hosting first-ever NBA Awards on TNT, June 26th – tune in. pic.twitter.com/oGnXALihkq — Drizzy (@Drake) April 25, 2017 As you may know, OKC Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook and Houston Rockets point guard James Harden are the top two contenders for this years MVP award. But there are some heavy sleepers for certain awards that aren’t runaways like the previous year. For instance, the debate for Coach Of The Year has been heating up as young, sensational Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra and Washington Wizards head coach Scott Brooks are receiving high praises for their effort and performance throughout the season. Many believed that Philadelphia 76ers rookie Joel Embiid had hoop fans “trusting the process” night in and night out and was the run away for Rookie Of The Year. But despite being out of the season, out of no where, Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon has stepped up huge for the Bucks en route to a playoff spot. But only time will tell as fans will circle June 26 to find out who will become winners of these prestigious awards.