Looks like J.Cole won’t be with the Scarborough Shooting Stars of the Canadian Elite Basketball League as he would step away from the hardwood to resume his music career.
On Wednesday, June 8, the North Carolina rapper turned Canadian basketball player spoke with a reporter Savannah Hamilton of his experience with the team and why he has to walk away.
“I was saying to the guys in there, ‘I’m going to these shows, I don’t know if I’ll be back,'” he said. “But just in case, I had to let them know how amazing it was. The players, the technical staff, the organization, the league. It’s a crazy thing when you see it on paper, what actually happens. And they made me feel welcome, I really feel like part of a team.
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Cole also noted how lucky he was for his Shooting Stars teammates and how they made him feel comfortable while achieving one of his dreams.
“Everybody hugged me,” he said. “Everyone helped calm my nerves, talked to me and taught me, and I’m just part of a team with an amazing group of guys. So I appreciate them for that. The team of coaches, the players, and then the league. It’s invaluable what they allow me to come here and do and experience, so I really appreciate that.
J. Cole has only played four games for Scarborough this season. The Dreamville founder begins his streak of tour dates at the Governors Ball in New York on Sunday.