J. Cole signs Basketball contract with Canadian team Scarborough Shooting Stars

37-year-old rapper, J. Cole is continuing his pro-basketball career as a new deal with Canadian Elite Basketball League s team Scarborough Shooting Stars with their first game starting on May 26. It’s Cole’s second consecutive year playing professionally.

Last year J. Cole participated in Basketball African League and represented Patriots BBC where he appeared in three games and recorded five points, five rebounds, and three assists. J. Cole’s stint lasted for less than a week as he left the league cause of ‘family obligations’.

J. Cole was criticized for his participation in the Basketball African League by Terell Stoglin of AS Sale who said of Cole’s presence in the league “I think there’s a negative and a positive. The negative part of it is: I think he took someone’s job that deserves it.”

Meanwhile, newly formed Scarborough Shooting Stars are owned by Drake’s OVO member Niko who founded the team in 2021. Drake has welcomed J. Cole’s addition to the squad on his Instagram story.


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