Drake Tapped to Host First-Ever NBA Awards

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After hosting the ESPYS in 2014, Drake is now slated to host the first-ever NBA Awards on TNT.

Set to take place at Basketball City at Pier 36 in New York City, the show will air on June 26 at 9 pm ET.

Although it was officially announced this week, Drake revealed the news earlier this year during an interview with “Cal Cast”, where he discussed his goals hosting the NBA’s official annual award show.

“I’m actually producing and hosting the first annual NBA Awards this year,” he said. “I get to take the reins on it…I love hosting. I love being in a room full of iconic legendary people I look up to and having that pressure to make them laugh and enjoy their evening. Hopefully that will go well.”

Drake also revealed that he eventually wants to host a late night talk show. “My end goal, crazy enough, is I want to do like, another person I really look up to and a point in time that I miss is Johnny Carson and the appeal of that sexy late night TV that’s funny,” he said. “I just want to put on Tom Ford every night and sit with a glass of wine and laugh with people I’ve spent years with in the industry or friends of mine and give people something to watch every night that makes them feel good. Hopefully I’ll get there.”