Almost exactly a year ago now, around when he dropped his last album The Off-Season, J. Cole signed with the Rwanda Patriots of the BAL and played multiple games for them before having to leave due to a family obligation.
While many would have assumed that he wanted to make a professional team and play just a few games for them before he was satisfied, this evening we have received the news that he’s ready for year two. Shams has reported that J. Cole is signing a contract with Canadian Elite Basketball League team Scarborough Shooting Stars. As KTT2 pointed out, the team is owned by Niko, who’s known mostly for being a part of OVO.
Sources: J. Cole is signing contract with the Scarborough Shooting Stars (@sss_cebl) in the Canadian Elite Basketball League, the rap star's second consecutive year playing professionally. CEBL training camp began this week, with season opener on May 26.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 20, 2022
CEBL training camps began this week and the season starts in just a week on the 26th of May, so before the month’s over, we could see Cole hooping again. As long as you have managed expectations and understand that he’s not going to look like Damian Lillard anytime soon, you know that Cole’s got some skills. This should be fun to watch!