Travis Scott to perform at the NBA Awards 2018
After being star-struck by Drake at last year's NBA Awards, fans are now gearing up to get 'goosebumps' for Scott's performance at this year's NBA Awards.
Turner and the NBA have announced that Grammy-nominated artist Travis Scott will perform at the NBA Awards on TNT, which is to be held on June 25.
The previous year, basketball fans of North America's biggest basketball games were elated after watching the inaugural NBA awards which were hosted by Drake. This year Travis Scott will hit the stage alongside comedian Anthony Anderson.
As reported by Billboard, Scott will perform 'Butterfly Effect' and 'Goosebumps' at the Barker Hangar in Los Angeles, set to take place on June 25. As the Scott fans await the release of his new album Astroworld, the performer gave out rays of hope when he released 'Watch' which features Kanye West and Lil Uzi Vert. The track which was produced by Pierre Bourne soon made it to the top 20 and was at No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The show, which will be broadcasted on TNT, will unveil this year's NBS award winners, including the league MVP, Defensive Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year, as reported by Bleacher report.
The MVP award finalists include Houston Rockets point guard James Harden, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis. Davis is also a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year along with Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embood and Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert. Sixers guard Ben Simmons, Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum are all finalists for Rookie of the Year.
Besides Scott being the limelight of the show, the show will be throughout integrated by the presence of Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O'Neal, all of whom are members of the Sports Emmy Award-winning Inside the NBA studio team.
It was previously announced that Dikembe Mutombo will receive the Sager Strong Award, presented annually to an individual who has been a trailblazer while exemplifying courage, faith, compassion, and grace. Additional details will be announced leading up to this year’s event. The NBA Awards on TNT, created by Turner Sports and the NBA, is produced by Dick Clark Productions.
Presented by Kia, the 2017-18 NBA season performers will be honored on June 25, Monday, with coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET. The league's top performers include 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.