World-famous rapper J. Cole, Grammy winner and celebrated hip hop artist, has ventured in the world of professional basketball.
In his second game playing for the Rwanda Patriots of the Basketball Africa League, J. Cole had some rather gnarly attempts from downtown:
👀 These 3PT attempts by J. Cole in his 2nd game
0 PTS (0/2 FG), 1 STL, 1 BLK in 15 MINS
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) May 19, 2021
The rapper posted just one steal, one block, and remained scoreless through 15 minutes of game action.
His first game was only slightly better, with the star posting just three points, two assists, and three rebounds in that contest. J. Cole was clearly down about his poor performance, to which Patriots coach Alan Major spoke out:
“I talked to him in the locker room — I said, ‘I am so proud of you,’ because he was very frustrated with himself,” Major said.
“He had a couple of turnovers. I said, don’t put too much pressure on yourself — the only mistake he can ever make is to just not to try again,” he added, according to BBC News.
Despite his massive success in a different industry, J. Cole is no stranger to the sport of basketball. The rapper flirted with a potential hoops career and had some success as a youngster before pivoting full time to music. Here's to hoping he lights it up in one of his next games the same way he lights up the airwaves with his music.