Let’s take it! J.Cole is back with it and chasing his hoop dream! According to NBA insider Shams Charania, Cole is said to be joining the Canadian Professional Basketball team, the Scarborough Shooting Stars! Shams tweeted,
“Source: J. Cole is signing with Scarborough Shooting Stars (@sss_cebl) in the Canadian Elite Basketball League, the rap star’s second year in a row playing professionally. CEBL training camp kicked off this week, with the season opener on May 26.”
The Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) also confirmed the news on Instagram, writing, “@scarboroughshootingstars has signed the 6’3 guard, @realcoleworld. He last played pro in @thebal. #LetsBall #OurGame. ”
Cole is joining a team with strong leadership. Based on News yahoo, The Shooting Stars is led by assistant coach Toronto Raptors, player development consultant, and former NBA All-Star Jamaal Magloire. Jamaal is also the VP of Shooting Stars. It’s not 100% confirmed, but reports suggest that Jamaal’s work with NBA-level talent may have helped Cole decide to join CEBL.
This isn’t the first time Cole has taken a break from his rap career and returned to the ring. As we reported earlier, in May 2021 he ended his stint with BBC Rwandan Patriots. Sources told ESPN’s ‘The Undefeated’ that the rapper had fulfilled all of the obligations listed in his contract and returned home from Africa “due to family obligations.”
While on the team, Cole had 5 points, 3 assists and 5 rebounds in 3 preliminary games according to ESPN. The roommates seemed delighted for the ‘Love Yourz’ rapper to return to the stage. Leave a comment and let us know how you feel about J. Cole joining The Shooting Stars!
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