J. Cole is back in the gym.
Although the Dreamville rapper’s dream of playing professional basketball has come to an end, he is still a student of the game.
A few months ago Cole went to Africa and played in the BAL, Basketball Africa League, with the Rwanda Patriots, but he didn’t play as he expected. During Cole’s stint with the Patriots, he went 2-1 while scoring five points, three assists and five rebounds in 45 minutes off the bench.
The former St. John replacement obviously wants to perform better if he gets the chance again. That’s why he’s back to work intensely on his game.
Cole recently caught up with Lakers assistant coach Phil Handy and Lakers goaltender Talen Horton-Tucker, to help him elevate every part of his game. Cole’s efforts to improve have truly impressed Coach Handy. In a tweet, the Laker coach said:
“The #passion is real, the #work is real, the love for the #game is real and @JColeNC is a real student of the game. I stopped for a few days and worked with @ Thortontucker… got out of his comfort zone and got better. @createwhatstrue @sportsxacademy ”
Even though J. Cole only played three games in the BAL, he successfully fulfilled his contract. After leaving the country for a family emergency, who knows if he wants to try his luck again. We know he’ll be better prepared for this lap if J. Cole returns to professional basketball.