What : 2018 NBA Awards Show
When : Monday, June 25, 9 p.m. ET
Where : Barker Hangar , Santa Monica California
Canadian TV : NBATV Canada
Live stream : TBA
TNT will air the event in the States and Canadian viewers can watch on NBA TV Canada. Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny “the Jet” Smith and Ernie Johnson will once again be on hand to lend their always entertaining analysis.
Actor and Comedian Anthony Anderson will serve as host this year and hip-hop star Travis Scott will be the headline musical act. Scott who is a diehard Houston Rockets fan is scheduled to release his next album ” AstroWorld ” later this year.
This year’s recipient of the Sager Strong Award will be Hall of Famer and four-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Dikembe Mutombo.
The NBA debuted the Awards show last year from New York City with Canadian hip-hop star Drake hosting the event . 2 Chainz and Nicki Minaj performed live on stage at Basketball City at Pier 36.
Check out the finalists for the major awards and how you can watch below:
Rookie of the Year
Ben Simmons (Philadelphia 76ers) Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz) Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics)
Most Improved Player
Victor Oladipo (Indiana Pacers) Clint Capela (Houston Rockets) Spencer Dinwiddie (Brooklyn Nets)
Lou Williams (Los Angeles Clippers) Eric Gordon (Houston Rockets) Fred Van Vleet (Toronto Raptors)
Coach of the Year
Dwane Casey (Toronto Raptors) Brad Stevens (Boston Celtics) Quin Snyder (Utah Jazz)
Defensive Player of the Year
Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans) Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers) Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz)
Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans) James Harden (Houston Rockets) LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers).Watch Now