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Watch Drake’s 2017 NBA Awards Show Sketch With Will Ferrell

Posted on June 27, 2017

Mans can sing them HITS, but how is he as an award show host?! We found out just how good he was, when Drake himself hosted the 2017 NBA Awards on Monday June 26th. 

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Not only was his opening monologue ICONIC, but Drizzy pulled out his acting chops for another series of incredible sketches! Just take a look at the one he did with Will Ferrell. Yes, you read that correctly! He got WILL FERRELL to help him out! Check out Coach Palmer (Drake) & Coach Murphy (Will) teach Toronto Raptor’s very own Demar DeRozan how to perfect the ultimate celebratory handshake: 

Even at the beginning of the show, Drake provided some comedy gold for all – referencing the certain players in the room sliding in to his ex-girlfriend’s DMs such as Lebron James and Isaiah Thomas. What a SAVAGE! We were rolling on the floor laughing 😂. 

Also, way to dodge an awkward moment with James Harden! 😂😂😂

During the show, our girl Nicki Minaj even made a few appearances, to the point of even taking the stage to perform a medley of tracks. She began her performance with “Realize”, the track she features on with 2 Chainz, before continuing with her own track “No Frauds”, and finishing it all off by rapping her verse from Katy Perry’s “Swish Swish”. Watch a clip of the performance below:

Congrats Drake, on an amazing night as host (you legit killed it!) and congrats Nicki on a dope performance (you looked gorgeous as always!!) ❤️️

What were your favourite moments from the award show? Let us know by commenting/reacting below or tweeting us @umusic!