The annual awards show, introduced just last year, spotlights the top players in the league in various categories. Notably, this year will also feature a performance from rapper Travis Scott, who’s slated to perform his hit songs Goosebumps and Butterfly Effect during the ceremony.
Here’s all you need to know about what the NBA Awards are, when and where they’ll take place, how to watch, who the host is, who the nominees are and who Travis Scott is.
What are the NBA Awards?
The NBA Awards are an annual awards show designed to recognize the NBA’s top players and achievements.
The awards show, first introduced in 2017, is presented by the NBA in partnership with Turner Sports and produced by Dick Clark Productions. Finalists for the awards are announced during the NBA playoffs and revealed during the show itself.
When are the NBA Awards 2018?
The 2018 NBA Awards Show will be held on Monday, June 25 at 9pm EST.
Where are the NBA Awards 2018?
The awards show will be held at the Barker Hangar of the Santa Monica Airport in Santa Monica, California.
How to watch the NBA Awards 2018
The show will be aired live on TNT in the United States and can also be seen on Sportsnet and TSN in Canada.
2018 NBA Awards host
The 2018 NBA Awards will be hosted by actor, comedian and TV personality Anthony Anderson.
Anderson is perhaps best-known for his starring role on the hit TV show Black-ish and for serving as a judge on the Food Network program Iron Chef America. He’s also appeared in TV shows and movies such as Law & Order, The Departed, Transformers, Scream 4 and many others.
2018 NBA Awards nominees
A number of top NBA stars have earned nods for the upcoming 2018 NBA Awards, including LeBron James, Ben Simmons, Joel, Embiid and James Harden.
Harden is widely seen as the frontrunner for the coveted Most Valuable Player Award – good news for Adidas – while the Rookie of the Year Award, Defensive Player of the Year Award and Coach of the Year Award are generally seen as being far less certain.
The nominees for the 2018 NBA Awards are as follows:
Most Valuable Player
- Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
- James Harden, Houston Rockets
- LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Defensive Player of the Year
- Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
- Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
- Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz
Rookie of the Year
- Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz
- Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers
- Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics
Sixth Man of the Year
- Eric Gordon, Houston Rockets
- Fred VanVleet, Toronto Raptors
- Lou Williams, Los Angeles Clippers
Most Improved Player
- Clint Capela, Houston Rockets
- Spencer Dinwiddie, Brooklyn Nets
- Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers
Coach of the Year
- Dwane Casey, Toronto Raptors
- Quin Snyder, Utah Jazz
- Brad Stevens, Boston Celtics
Who is Travis Scott?
Travis Scott is a rapper, songwriter and producer.
He was born as Jacques Webster on April 30, 1991 in Houston, Texas.
He attended the University of Texas but relocated to New York City to pursue a career in music before graduating. In 2012, he signed with Epic Records and Kanye West’s GOOD Music before also signing with Grand Hustle Records the following year.
Scott released two mixtapes, Owl Pharaoh and Days Before Rodeo, in 2013 and 2014 respectively. He released his first studio album Rodeo on September 4, 2015 and later followed up with his sophomore effort Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight on September 2, 2016, which debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. Scott is preparing to release his third album, AstroWorld, later in 2018.
He’s been in a relationship with Kylie Jenner since April 2017 and welcomed a daughter with her, Stormi Webster, on February 1, 2018.
What is Travis Scott’s net worth?
Per Celebrity Net Worth, Travis Scott’s net worth is believed to be about $8 million (£6 million).