By Faith Cummings
Updated Jun 27, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
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Though we're not experts on the sport, we can't lie—basketball is one our faves.

It's super exciting, fast-paced, and those at the top of their game (no pun intended) are personalities and celebrities in their own right. Thus, it seemed a bit overdue for there to be an entire awards show dedicated to the pastime. The first-ever NBA Awards took place on Monday night in New York City—toasting the end of the sport's season and honoring those who are stellar players and contributors to the league.

With Drake as host we knew we were in for a good time. He is, after all, the Toronto Raptors' global ambassador and BFF to more than a few athletes. The Canadian entertainer took to the red carpet in a crisp Tom Ford suit, though he wasn't the only stylish star in attendance. Supermodel Naomi Campbell was the reigning fashion queen in a feathered Elie Saab, while Jada Pinkett Smith was gilded in a Sophie Theallet dress that stopped traffic. Hailey Baldwin flaunted her mile-long stems in David Koma and Mr. Black Panther himself, Chadwick Boseman, was dapper in Ferragamo.

It was also a very moving night, as Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook won MVP for the evening and teared up while thanking his family and his teammates.

Check out some of the stylish stars in attendance for the first-time awards show below. We cannot wait until it happens again next year!

Chadwick Boseman

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Hailey Baldwin

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Jada Pinkett Smith

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Naomi Campbell

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