2017 NBA Awards on TNT, Monday, June 26, at 9 p.m. ET


2017 NBA Awards on TNT,
Monday, June 26, at 9 p.m. ET

The first-ever NBA Awards on TNT will be presented live on Monday, June 26, with coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET. The inaugural event, held at Basketball City at Pier 36 in New York City, will be the NBA’s official annual award show to honor all of the league’s top performers on one night for the first time.

A star-studded lineup of presenters and celebrities will join platinum-selling recording artist and multi-faceted entertainer Drake - host of the inaugural awards - including a musical performance by Nicki Minaj. In addition to the league's best being recognized with the presentation of the league's annual awards (finalists listed below), Monty Williams will receive the first-ever Sager Strong Award, Bill Russell will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, and seven fan-voted awards will also be given. Fans can follow along on social media by using #NBAAwards.

Hosted by Drake
Musical Performance by Nicki Minaj
Celebrity Presenters to Include
Headline 1
Nick Cannon
Headline 2
Jada Pinkett-Smith
Headline 3
Jesse Williams
Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Finalists
Headline 1
James Harden
Headline 2
Kawhi Leonard
Headline 3
Russell Westbrook
Additional Award Finalists & Categories

Kia NBA Rookie of the Year: Malcolm Brogdon (MIL), Joel Embiid (PHI) & Dario Saric (PHI)

Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year: Rudy Gobert (UTA), Draymond Green (GS), Kawhi Leonard (SA)

Kia NBA Sixth Man Award: Eric Gordon (HOU), Andre Iguodala (GS) & Lou Williams (HOU)

Kia NBA Most Improved Player: Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL), Rudy Gobert (UTA) & Nikola Jokić (DEN)

NBA Coach of the Year: Mike D'Antoni (HOU), Gregg Popovich (SA) & Erik Spoelstra (MIA)

NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente

Fan-Voted Awards will include:

Dunk of the Year

Best Style

Block of the Year

Assist of the Year

Game Winner of the Year

Performance of the Year

Best Playoff Moment

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