J. Cole has always been close to the NBA and its community. He’s been a regular presence on summer scrimmages and pick up games and has even starred in the league’s Celebrity All-Star Game.
Cole is a much better shooter than the average hooper and he’s 6’1” so some people think he should have tried to pursue a professional basketball career.
Well, they say it’s never too late, so the 35-year old hip hop superstar is now trying to achieve his dream of playing in the National Basketball Association. According to Master P, he’s training to make a roster next season and there’s even some footage of him working out in the gym:
Master P says J. Cole is considering trying to earn an NBA contract 👀
“When I talked to J. Cole, he was like, ‘You know, big dog, you did it. What do you think I would have to do to make it happen?’”
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 2, 2020
And, even though it may look like a long shot, the Detroit Pistons have already offered him a tryout, claiming they’re out there to support the dreamers:
“We see you out here. You said they only got 12 slots on the Pistons. Hit us up for that tryout. This is for all the dreamers,” the Pistons replied.
.@JColeNC we see you out here. You said they only got 12 slots on the Pistons.
— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) August 4, 2020
J. Cole did play some college hoops before pursuing a career in hip-hop so he clearly knows the fundamentals and some more.
Still, there are some people who believe that signing J. Cole would be disrespectful towards G-Leaguers and players overseas trying to make it to the league but hey, this is all business.