If you were expecting to watch J. Cole play for an entire season in the Canadian Elite Basketball League with the Scarborough Shooting Stars, you’ll have to look for another player to cheer on. The rapper is stepping away from the court to fulfill touring obligations. On Wednesday, Cole did a post-interview with Savanna Hamilton, explaining his experience on the team so far.
“Man, it’s been phenomenal. I was telling the guys in there like, ‘I’m going for these shows. I’m not sure if I’ll be back.’ But just in case, I had to let them know how incredible this was,” he said. He continued, “The players, the coaching staff, the organization, the league, it’s a crazy thing when you see it on paper when you see what’s actually happening, and they made me feel so welcome. Like, really making me a feel like part of the time, everybody embracing me.”
With only four games under his belt, Wednesday night proved to be his best night. The North Carolina native hit two three-pointers and shattered his previous career-high! Cole also helped the team win 99-81 over the Newfoundland Growlers. On June 4th, fellow rapper Drake pulled up to a game to watch Cole get down on the court!
The Champagne Papi watched the Shooting Stars play against the Hamilton Honey Badgers from the courtside. A clip circulated online capturing Drake embracing Cole, further showing how much he supports the ‘Forest Hill Drive’ rapper. While there is no clear word on whether J. Cole will return to the basketball team, fans can see him this weekend at the Governor’s Ball in New York. Roommates, do you think he’ll return?
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