J. Cole becomes a pro basketball player in Canada

The rapper continues to pursue his dream.

It’s been two years since rapper and producer J.Cole got into basketball and is aiming to turn pro. In May 2021, the American rapper had signed with the Rwanda Patriots BBC of the Basketball Africa League. Unfortunately, he left the club after a month for so-called family obligations and it was later learned that he had in fact finished his contract. He subsequently released the project “D-Day: a Gangsta Grillz Mixtape” which brings together artists from his Dreamville label.

On May 19, the Scarborough Shooting Stars, an elite Canadian basketball league club and NBA sportswriter Shams Chariana announced on Instagram that the rapper had joined their roster for the new season. The league will host the season opener on May 26 with the Shooting Stars visiting the Guelph Nighthawks.

“J. Cole signs a contract with the Scarborough Shooting Stars of the Canadian Elite Basketball League, the rap star’s second straight year playing professionally. CEBL training camp began this week, with the season opener May 26.

Will the basketball rapper be able to manage his two completely different professions? Will he focus solely on his new sports career? J. Cole has yet to speak on the subject.



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