Turner and the NBA today announced several of the celebrities appearing at the first-ever NBA Awards on TNT – hosted by Drake – on Monday, June 26, with coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET.
Presenters will include Chadwick Boseman, Nick Cannon, Vince Carter, Kevin Garnett, Bryshere Y. Gray, Grant Hill, Monica, Dirk Nowitzki, Candace Parker, Paul Pierce, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jussie Smollett, John Wall and Jesse Williams. Additional celebrities attending the show include: Baron Davis, Hill Harper, Reggie Miller, Von Miller, Isiah Thomas, Chris Tucker and Donnie Wahlberg. Model Damaris Lewis will serve as the trophy presenter for this year’s event.
The NBA Awards on TNT will be presented live from Basketball City at Pier 36 in New York City, the NBA’s official annual award show to honor all the league’s top performers on one night.
NBA Awards presented during the show will include the following, with a full list available on NBA.com.
- Kia NBA Most Valuable Player
- Kia NBA Rookie of the Year
- Kia NBA Sixth Man Award
- Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year
- NBA Sportsmanship Award
- Kia NBA Most Improved Player
- Twyman – Stokes Teammate of the Year Award
- NBA Coach of the Year
The 2017 NBA Awards on TNT 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.
Recent NBA Awards announcements have also included Monty Williams, Vice President of Basketball Operations with the San Antonio Spurs, as the first recipient of the Sager Strong Award and the iconic Bill Russell receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award. Additionally, global superstar Nicki Minaj will perform as part of the night’s festivities.
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Turner Sports, a division of Turner, is an industry leader in the delivery of premium sports content across all multimedia screens. Turner Sports’ television coverage includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, ELEAGUE and professional golf. The company also manages some of the most popular sports destinations across broadband and mobile platforms including Bleacher Report and its top-rated app, NCAA.com and the critically acclaimed NCAA March Madness Live suite of products, PGA.com and the Sports Emmy Award-winning PGA Championship LIVE, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile sites and connected device apps. Turner Sports and the NBA also jointly manage NBA Digital, a robust collection of offerings including NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NBA Mobile, the NBA App, NBAGLeague.com, and WNBA.com.
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