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NBA AWARDS ’17: Host Drake & His Hot 'Date', Monica, Jada Pinkett Smith More – Tailored Suits, Sparkles & Prints Takeover The Carpet


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The inaugural NBA Awards went down live in NYC last night and we’ve got the red carpet flicks. Go inside to see host Drake and his hot date, presenters Monica, Jada Pinkett Smith and more…

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Oh, hey Zaddy....

The first ever NBA Awards went down at Basketball City - Pier 36 - South Street in NYC last night to recognize NBA players, teams, coaches and executives for their accomplishments and performances from the 2016-17 NBA season.

This year’s host was none other than Young Money rapper Drake. Before getting to his hosting duties, he showed off his dapper-ness on the carpet in a tailored white Tom Ford tuxedo.

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We all know Drizzy is the ultimate ladies man and keeps a pretty chick on his arm. He brought basketball analyst Rosalyn Gold-Onwude as his date and, per usual, it has sparked dating rumors. On Instagram, he shared a flick of himself with his date and captioned, “My stunning date for the evening @rosgo21”

Mmhmm…we’ll be keeping an eye on these two.  But it's likely just all in fun.  For now...

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NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal and his longtime girlfriend Laticia Rolle brought the coupledom vibes on the carpet.

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The REAL MVP! Kevin Durant's mom Wanda Durant lit up the carpet in a yellow dress. Mama Durant looked amazing. And guess what fellas? She's single!

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Speaking of moms, Houston Rockets baller James Harden, who was nominated for the MVP Award, brought his mother Monja Willis as his date.

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Dallas Mavericks player Dirk Nowitzki, who was awarded the Teammate of the Year Award, was all smiles on the carpet alongside his fab wife, Jessica Olsson.

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Presenter Monica rolled up on the carpet in a sparkly Gucci pencil skirt and Gianvito Rossi heels. CHick always slays a LEWK.  Looking good, Mo!

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Retired NBA baller Grant Hill and his gorgeous wife TamiaHill are STILL #RelationshipGoals!

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Chadwick Boseman took a break from filming Black Panther to celebrate basketball greatness. By the way, Black Panther will be hitting theaters February 16, 2018 and we.can’t.WAIT!

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So damn perfect! After lighting up the BET Awards, Girls Trip star Jada Pinkett Smith wowed in a glittery Sophie Theallet gown before hitting the stage to present. Get ready (because it's GOOD) -- Girls Trip hits theaters July 21st.

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Supermodel Naomi Campbell strutted her stuff in an ELIE SAAB dress ripped straight from the runway. Do we love it?

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We love Nick Cannon. He always keeps it interesting on a red carpet.

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We see you 2 Chainz with the fashion risk.

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Hottie Mack Wilds kept it dapper on the carpet.

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New dad Hill Harper was in the mix after celebrating his very first Father's Day. This man is 51 by the way.  Non-cracked black.

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Newly single WNBA star Candace Parker served up black jumpsuit realness.

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Gorgeous model Damaris Lewis served as the trophy presenter for this year's event.

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“CBS This Morning” host Gayle King brought her twin daughter Kirby as her date for the awards ceremony.  Auntie Gayle is out here looking snatched and is about to catch her a man at this event...

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Come through slim fine!  "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts worked this black jumpsuit on the carpet.

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"Shark Tank" star Daymond John was also in the mix, likely looking to nab a new deal. Work!


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