Turner and the NBA announced today that Anthony Anderson will take the helm as host for the 2018 NBA Awards on TNT presented by Kia airing Monday, June 25, with coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET.
Last year’s awards show was hosted by Drake.
Coach Palmer (Drake) and Coach Murphy (Will Ferrell) are brought in to up the handshake game on DeMar DeRozan’s basketball team.
This years event will honor all of the leagues top performers from the 2017-18 NBA season including the exclusive unveiling of the Kia NBA MVP, Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Kia NBA Rookie of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award, among others.
Additionally, the Sports Emmy Award-winning Inside the NBA studio team of Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille ONealw ill be integrated throughout the show.