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Earlier this week, Drake made an appearance on the “Cal Cast,” which is the podcast of Kentucky basketball coach, John Calipari. They spoke about alot of things, in which Drake even revealed there was a time earlier in his music career that he wanted to give it all up just for a chance to attend Kentucky and play ball there. He also went on to reveal during the discussion that the NBA tapped him to produce and host their first annual NBA Awards, which are scheduled to take place at the end of June.


There technically was an NBA Awards show two years ago, where the players awarded the MVP to James Harden, even though Steph Curry won it from the media. Last year there was no award show but now the league is bringing it back in a different format and calling it the “First Annual.”

“I’m actually producing and hosting the first annual NBA Awards this year. I get to take the reins on it,” Drake said. “The ESPYs let me do great things, and I thank them a lot for that. Usually, awards shows sometimes are a bit restricted. But they let me do a lot at the ESPYs, so we’ll just expand on that concept.”

He explained why events like this are so important to him.

“I love being in a room full of iconic, legendary people that I look up to and having that pressure of having to make them laugh and enjoy their evening.”

The show will take place on June 26th and will feature many current and former stars and all awards such as MVP, Rookie of the year, Sixth man, Coach of the year and so on, will all be handed out that night.

H/t Complex