Turner Sports and the NBA announced earlier today that executive producer and Black-ish star, Anthony Anderson, is set to light up the 2nd Annual NBA Awards with his fresh comedic energy and sensational stage presence.
The Emmy, Golden Globe and Critics Choice nominee has had a busy 2018 to say the least, adding producer to his resume for Black-ish spinoff, Grown-ish, and receiving his 4th individual Image Award for “Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series” category. Just this past year, Anderson appeared in three films, the Sundance-darling indie film “Small Town Crime,” Sony’s “The Star,” and Fox’s Academy Award nominated “Ferdinand” and hosted the second season of the ABC game show “To Tell the Truth.”
The best part is right after the wave of the excitement from the 2018 NBA Finals concludes, we’ll get to witness comedy and sports collide as the league honors all of the top performers from the 2017-18 NBA season including 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, among others.
This year we can also expect to hear from the Sports Emmy Award-winning Inside the NBA studio team of Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal as their expert views will be integrated throughout the show. The second annual NBA Awards on TNT presented by Kia will also feature current and former NBA players, coaches, musical performances and celebrity presenters throughout the evening.
Check out a preview below of Anderson’s host swag and be sure to tune in to catch the ceremony as it airs live on TNT Monday, June 25th, with coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET