For the first time, the NBA announced the winner of the MVP and the league's other major awards during a live show televised on TNT. The awards show, hosted by rapper/entertainer Drake, was held at Basketball City at Pier 36 in Manhattan, New York, on June 26.
This invitation-only media event revealed the new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. In attendance was local and international press (over 300 attendees), as well as key Volkswagen executives including: Jonathan Browning, Volkswagen USA CEO, Luca de Meo, Head of Global Marketing and Klaus Bischoff, Chief Designer VW Global Brand. Guests enjoyed the sounds of DJ Pete Wentz while food and beverage was served throughout. The New York performance was streamed live, with highlights following on MTV networks around the world.