Expect Pandemonium with Drake and Nicki Minaj at Basketball City for ‘NBA Awards’ Next Month

Posted on: May 30th, 2017 at 5:11 am by

The inaugural NBA Awards show is set for next month, and will likely jam up the Lower East Side waterfront. Drake is hosting the tentpole event, which will be held at Basketball City on Pier 36.

Nicki Minaj was tapped to perform, too, it was announced last week.

Drake will help announce the winners for the six major NBA season awards and six new awards voted on by fans.

NBA Awards presented during the show will include:

  • Kia NBA Most Valuable Player
  • Kia NBA Rookie of the Year
  • Kia NBA Sixth Man Award
  • Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year
  • Kia NBA Most Improved Player
  • 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.

With this type of star power on board, the NBA Awards are almost sure to generate crazy congestion in the surrounding streets. Expect pandemonium. Hence, the scheduled appearance before the Parks subcommittee of Community Board 3 later this month. The event was announced in April, it sure took them long enough to alert the area…

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