Grammy award-winning rapper J. Cole is one of the most unique musicians in the world right now. While he is regarded as one of the best rappers in the world today, he also has an eclectic skill-set outside his ability to make songs. His biggest skill outside of his music has to be his basketball playing ability.
There's a lot of crossover between the world of hip-hop and basketball, as we always see rappers associated with the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. Jack Harlow, Drake, Quavo, Justin Bieber, etc., have all been seen playing basketball on NBA courts. But J. Cole takes it to another level.
Cole will be signing to play professional basketball with the Scarborough Shooting Stars in the Canadian Elite Basketball League. This is Cole's second stint with a pro team, with his first coming in 2021 when he played for the Rwanda-based Patriots Basketball Club in the Basketball Africa League, an NBA-run 12-team league.
Cole's professional splits so far have been 1.7 points and 1.7 rebounds in a little over 15 minutes per game. He has played a total of three games in his career so far. His stay with the Canadian team won't be very long either, as he will be leaving the team mid-season for a tour that begins on June 10.
The Scarborough Stars are an expansion team in the CEBL and are part-owned by Nicholas Corino, one of the co-founders of the Canadian record label and brand 'OVO' alongside Drake. J.
The season for the CEBL will start on May 26, so Cole will not have a long stay with the team. However, he will bring a lot of mainstream attention to the team and the league, which will help them in the long run. Fans will be anxiously waiting to see if Cole has a bigger impact here than he did in his first pro stint in Africa.