J. Cole channels inner LeBron James in ‘The Off-Season’
J. Cole just referred to himself as ‘The King’ of the rap world with a huge shoutout to the reigning and defending NBA champion LeBron James. In his latest studio album called ‘The Off-Season’, the rapper mentions the Los Angeles Lakers superstar and lets the whole world know that he’s still on top of his game, just like LeBron.
“Can’t leave the game yet, I feel like LeBron,” Cole said in his track called ‘100.mil’ (via Complex Sports). ‘Still getting better after all this time. 100 mil and I’m still on the grind’.
“Can’t leave the game yet, I feel like LeBron.”
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) May 14, 2021
Cole dropped his sixth studio album on Thursday and has the entire world buzzing. Aside from referring to the Lakers’ four-time Finals MVP, the rapper also namedropped other NBA superstars like Ja Morant, Russell Westbrook and even used the voice of Damian Lillard as a sample in one of his tracks. Cole definitely loves his basketball.
The 36-year-old Grammy winner has been known to dabble in the basketball world. Aside from playing ball in his high school and college days, Cole has been a staple when it comes to NBA All-Star events. He played in the 2012 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game and even had a cameo in the 2019 NBA Slam Dunk Contest after helping out fellow Fayetteville-native Dennis Smith, Jr. in one of his dunks. Cole tried to steal the show by attempting a one-handed slam but unfortunately missed.
Cole is also set to make an appearance in the first season of the Basketball Africa League after he signed a contract with the Rwanda Patriots BBC. Don’t be surprised if the rapper goes full-LeBron and drops a triple-double in his pro debut.