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Drake’s break from rapping isn’t keeping him off the stage. In fact, it’s actually given him a lot more time to dedicate to one of his other talents: hosting.

Back in 2014, the “6 God” hosted the ESPY’s, now he’s finally snagged his second noteworthy gig as the front man for the first ever NBA Awards. The pre-taped show is set to air Monday at 9 p.m. ET on TNT. Plenty of NBA fans will be tuning in because the league will finally announce this season’s MVP and coach of the year—both awards are usually given during the playoffs, so the delay is a savvy strategic move to ensure viewership. The association also decided to switch things up a bit by adding a few new categories such as Dunk of the Year, Best Style, Block of the Year, Assist of the Year, Game Winner of the Year, Top Performance of the Year and Best Playoff Moment.

Here are the nominees for the top seasonal awards:

MVP: Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard, James Harden

Coach of the Year: Mike D’Antoni, Gregg Popovich, Erik Spoelstra

Rookie of the Year: Malcolm Brogdon, Joel Embiid, Dario Saric

Most Improved Player: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Rudy Gobert, Nikola Jokic

Defensive Player of the Year: Rudy Gobert, Draymond Green, Kawhi Leonard

Sixth Man: Andre Iguodala, Eric Gordon, Lou Williams


Tune in tonight to find out whether LeBron James will snag the Dunk of the Year award—most folks think he deserves it.