After testing his luck and talent in rap music, which led to astounding success, J. Cole tried his hands at Canadian Elite Basketball League. Cole played a few games for Scarborough Shooting Stars. But, now his time is up and he isn’t sure if he’ll come back in future.

Cole is now going on tour, which means he must leave the team. In fact, during an interview posted on the team’s Instagram account, Cole explained how he had to tell his teammates about his departure.

“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. 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.

“I gotta shout-out the people of Scarborough because coming from America, I didn’t really know. So I’ve learned so much that the people there feel seen with this basketball team and this league highlighting them. The people there feel seen and I’m assuming that was not always the cause, so I’m proud to be able to add something to Canada and to this talent that’s in Canada. Those guys are incredible so to be able to get some extra eyes on them is a pleasure.”

Cole had help from Drake to get the basketball contract. If anything, he sure got to live out his dream as a pro baller. We’ll have to wait to see if he returns for a few more games. Keep reading Thirsty for more!

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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