Canadian rap magnate Drake handled the hosting duties at the 1st ever NBA Awards held at Basketball City at Pier 36 in New York City on Monday. Drake's guest was Bay Area sports writer Rosalyn Gold-Onwude.

R&B Diva Monica Brown presented and award but she didn't perform. Mo is married to former NBA star Shannon Brown. The mother-of-3 was recently hospitalized in Atlanta with painful endometriosis, a condition in which uterine tissue grows outside the uterus. Monica told PEOPLE magazine she spoke out about the chronic disorder because she wanted other women to know they were not alone.

Actress Jada Pinkett-Smith stunned in an embellished gown on the red carpet.

Model Hailey Baldwin's facial expression just about summed up the evening at the 1st annual NBA Awards.

Rappers Nicki Minaj and 2 Chainz performed during the 1st Annual NBA Awards.

Photos by Derrick Salters/, Michael Loccisano/Getty Images


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  • Hell_On_Heelz

    Jada looks AMAZING. I'm not digging Monica's look. Can't stand Miss. Drake and his side performer can have a seat as well.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Drake needs to worry about that baby thats dropping in October...

  • imright

    Drake & his date look cute together??

  • Chrisian88

    Drake was hilarious last night. He definitely has a future in broadcast and hosting. The overall show was low budget and Nicki was a bore as usual. She needs to go away for a while

  • Quitedeliteful

    That Candace Parker is HUGE -- big hands and super big feet!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Jada's dress is fabulous... Monica always keeps it simple and classy... Drake and Date look good together...

  • Bonsai

    Drake and his date look great!

  • Hair Lova ???

    Idk. I'm just not feeling this blonde on Mo. maybe she should go warmer like usual. I am usually here for her hair choices. I even appreciated the cotton candy pink she had recently. But this blonde issa no for me.

  • AJ

    Too many award shows #IJS

  • Sexy CJ
  • guest

    I thought the lady with Drake was Jidenna's girlfriend.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Jada has certainly messed up her face. I was looking at her in her new movie with that fine chocolate specimen love interest of hers.

  • disqus_TrCUDzOzuG

    Ros looks great!!! She's the side line reporter for the Warriors.

  • AlwaysPi7

    She has....

  • Elevated Soul

    This is the first woman I have seen Drake with who actually present herself as a lady as opposed to a thot.

  • Dowoop

    How old is this Hailey Baldwin chick. She looks old as fuck.

  • Dowoop

    Kofi Sirobie - very sexy!

  • free

    is something wrong with nick's scalp or dome?

  • PlayerP

    I could have sworn RGO was engaged or married. Anyway, she looks great!

  • Vonn

    Local flava, lol.

  • VernadineTheQueen?

    Sure look boring everywhere else I seen it posted....?...The only reason I clicked the story because of the headline, otherwise scrolling on....?

  • lil goodie

    Nicki take the L and stop..... poor little tink tink

  • BlahBlahBlah

    i just wanna give it up for Nicki's surgeons, dayum ya'll do good work

  • Alicia.Ashe

    He is.......

  • Vegas1989

    I'm about to go on lunch, buy me a blonde lacefront and put on my Very Sexy Date bra and panty set from Victoria Secret and take a picture with my legs wide open and post it on Instagram. That's the new thing..I have 35 minutes remaining....LOL

  • Ladyvil

    Of course Drake is there that's where all the new 'boy p***y' is after boning the NBA commissioner first...IJS!

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Monica looks great. I don't know why she's speeding up the aging process though.

    She need not worry about dying her hair almost gray hair--she'll have the real thing in a few years.

    And then she wonders why Shannon is going out there in the streets, on social media, in the clubs, getting all the coochie in every nook and cranny he can find it: he probably doesn't wanna come home and sex Monica while she's laying up there with Bea Arthur hair.

  • Chicagowise

    With all them "mens" around, I bet Drake' s drawers were wetter than Niagara falls.

  • MRiGOThim

    Lol, mine were...James Harden's beard, Alonzo Mourning can still get it, Chris Tucker was looking nice, John Wall OMG sooo sexy, & Shaq big self was looking good, just didn't like the way his suit fit!!!

  • MRiGOThim

    Nicki's set & the whole visual was really Beyonce-esque

  • Jussjess25

    NICki is soooooo corny! Cant wait for her to go away. Monica dosent look well in the face.. hope she has a speedy recovery. I think her and that husband of here will be splitting in the near future. Yall kno drake out here smashing everybody. If I ever came across him he would have to be checked before I even thought about touching him.

  • Jussjess25

    Eacctly that washed up player stay cheating on her.

  • Chicagowise

    See! ?

  • Ladyvil

    Drake was ONLY there for first dibbs on the 'boy p***y'....everybody knows that Drake likes trannys an biys IJS!!