J. Cole, a particularly well-known rapper who will headline Bonnaroo subsequent month, needs to be a basketball participant so unhealthy. Final yr, the identical week that he launched his album The Off-Season, Cole went to play for the Rwanda Patriots within the Africa Basketball League, a factor that many people had by no means heard of earlier than Cole went to play for them. Cole who performed highschool basketball and redshirted at St. John’s College, although he by no means performed for that crew. In his first sport in Rwanda, Cole scored all of three factors. In a grand whole of 45 minutes of play throughout the brief season, Cole racked up 5 factors, three assists, and 5 rebounds. It was not a really profitable experiment. However now Cole is coming again to provide skilled hooping one other shot.
As The FADER stories, the 37-year-old J. Cole has signed on to play guard with the Scarborough Taking pictures Stars, one of many 10 groups within the Canadian Elite Basketball League. That league was based in 2019, and the Scarborough Taking pictures Stars joined the league final yr. They haven’t performed a sport but.
The CEBL season begins 5/25, and it runs by means of July. Cole hasn’t but made any statements about taking part in within the league, however the Taking pictures Stars are promoting Cole as a part of their roster.
It’ll be attention-grabbing to see how Cole balances his basketball profession with rap stardom. The day after Cole headlines Bonnaroo, for example, the Taking pictures Stars have an away sport towards the Fraser Valley Bandits. Cole can be purported to play towards the Edmonton Stingers and headline Governors Ball on the identical day. Try the Taking pictures Stars’ schedule right here.