J. Cole will play professional basketball in the Canadian Elite Basketball League this coming season

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To leave J. Cole be an example. Keep chasing your dreams even if you’re not that good.

After playing only a year ago, three professional NBA-affiliated Basketball Africa League gamesrapper Jermaine Cole is now bringing his talents to the Canadian Elite Basketball League.

CEBL tweeted that the 37-year-old 6′ 3″ Out of season MC signs with the Scarborough Shooting Stars, instantly earning the most popular and recognizable player in league history.

In his time with the BAL, Cole was about as good as you and me. He played with the Rwanda Patriots and scored a total of five points, three assists and grabbed five rebounds in three games. He left the tournament days before the playoffs due to family commitments.

Although Cole’s presence in the BAL gave the league a spotlight it did not have before, his presence was not popular with everyone.

Terrell Stoglin, an AS Sale goalkeeper at the time, denounced the ‘my life’ rapper for creating a distraction and taking a place of someone else who he thought deserved it.

In an interview with ESPNhe said: “I think there is a negative and a positive [to J. Cole’s presence]. The negative part is this: I think he took the job from someone who deserves it. I live in a basketball world. I don’t live in a world of fans. I know a lot of guys whose careers have been cut short by COVID and they’re still home training and training for an opportunity like this.

He continued, “For a guy who has so much money and has another career to come here and average, like, a point a game and still be glorified is very disrespectful to the game. It’s disrespectful to those who sacrificed their entire life for it. The plus side is that it gets a lot of attention and, I guess, money. I don’t really pay attention to that kind of stuff. I am more [concerned that] he took the job of someone who deserved it.

We’ll see if the North Carolina rapper’s presence is better received this time around.

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