“I love being in a room full of iconic, legendary people that I look up to and having that pressure to make them laugh.”
This week, Drake sat down with Kentucky head coach John Calipari for his ‘Cal Cast’ podcast. While the discussion focused on the Toronto rapper’s forthcoming playlist ‘More Life,’ his acting career and dedicating his life to music, Drake revealed that he was currently working on a special project with the NBA.
“I’m actually producing and hosting the first annual NBA Awards this year. I get to take the reigns on it.
The ESPYs let me do great things, and I thank them a lot for that. Usually award shows sometimes are a bit restricted, but they let me do a lot at the ESPYs, so we’ll just expand on that concept.
I love hosting. 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.”
This wouldn’t be the first time that Drake has played host. Back in 2014, Drake hosted the ESPYs and received fairly positive reviews. Combined with his overly enthusiastic love for the game and deep relationship with the players and Drake seems like quite the appropriate choice.
The first annual NBA Awards Show will air June 26 on TNT, and will award the winners of the league’s top accolades, including MVP, Most Improved Player, ROY, and more.