J. Cole might have hinted at future plans of Dallas ownership in his song
Rap icon J. Cole looks to be on his way to follow in the footsteps of Jay-Z in terms of owning a stake in an NBA team. However, Cole has set a higher bar, with the rapper claiming his desire to acquire the Dallas Mavericks some time in the future.
In his latest freestyle release, Cole explicitly says that in 10 years’ time, we might be looking at a new owner of the Mavericks franchise, per Doyle Rader of Mavs Moneyball.
In the song “Album of the Year (Freestyle),” Cole drops hints to his future plans. Over the beat to Nas’ 2000 hit “Oochie Wally,” he raps, “Shout out Oak Cliff, I’m about to fly to Dallas/Decade from now, I might just buy the Mavericks/What up, Mark Cuban?”
This may have been a bit of an exaggeration on the part of Cole in an attempt to lyrically express the wealth he has amassed over the past decade or so. Rappers have a tendency of overstating their desires, to say the least, and perhaps this was exactly the case for Cole.
Despite being one of the biggest names in the hip-hop industry today, the 33-year-old still has a long way to go before he comes close to raising enough funds to purchase the majority share of the Mavs franchise, which has a current estimated value of $1.9 billion, according to Forbes. Then again, the singer/songwriter did say he had a 10-year outlook, so we’ll never know.
J. Cole is a notable Mavs fan and has been spotted sitting courtside for their games on occasion. He is also close friends with fellow Fayetteville, North Carolina native and rookie sensation Dennis Smith Jr.