J. Cole’s pro basketball career is over – it never started

J. Cole's dream of a basketball career is over.

J. Cole’s dream of a basketball career is over.
Screenshot: Basketball Africa League

Dreams are something. Cole often talks about. This is the name of his music label – Dreamville Records. But dreams do not promise. Sometimes one person’s dream can be another’s dream.

Accordingly ESPNThe Rwanda Patriots of the Basketball Africa League have run out of time with the BBC. Cole has allegedly left Rwanda for “family obligations” because he was forced to play a handful of games anyway. In total, he scored points, caught reb rebound, and ass assed three assists in 45 minutes. And while it may be easy to mimic Cole’s performance, I’d rather focus on why he was never given the opportunity in the first place.


It is very difficult to become a pro player. And even if you’re lucky enough to make it, you can still deal with all your success was meaningless – look at Kwame Brown. The 12-team Basketball Africa League is trying to establish itself, e.g. It has support NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and former stars such as Dicembe Mutombo, Grant Hill, Luol Degg, and Joachim Noah. And when Cole stopped listening to basketball every day before announcing that he would be participating in Ball at Slam Magazine – as the first artist to receive a single cover on the top basketball magazine on the planet – it was noticed that the league didn’t exist much.

“I work out in the morning, I do basketball workouts, I do my music, and then I do family time,” Cole said. “I get up and I say it again. And I don’t do music on weekends. He replied, “I’m working out for a reason,” he said. “I work with the mind in mind.”

Something about Cole getting the SML cover got me wrong, because it’s always been a destination for hoppers whether the other was on top or achieved something. That cover is the official stamp in basketball culture, and here was a rapper taking a photo as if he had just made his first All-Star team. The closest thing we could see to anything like that was Drake’s time Cover grease on 201 cover DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lori stars with the Toronto Raptors. Toronto was the theme, and Drake – a T-Dot native – posted with the team’s biggest stars at the time, on his way to becoming the official global ambassador for the franchise. And then Terrell Stoglin, former Maryland Terrapin and BAL’s guard for AS sales, confirmed my feelings in An interview with ESPN About Cole, a former St. John’s walk-on.

I think there is a negative and a positive [to J. Cole’s presence.] The downside is this: I think he took on the job of someone who deserved it.

I live in the basketball world. I’m not living in a fan world. I know a lot of guys that their careers were interrupted by COVID and they are still working at home and as training for this opportunity.

The guy has so much money and has another career to come here and average, like, one point is a game and still very disrespectful of the game to get pride. It does not honor those who have sacrificed all their lives for it.

The positive side of it is this: it pays a lot of attention, and, I think, money. I don’t really care about that kind of stuff. I am more [concerned that] He hired someone who deserved it.

Stoglin is right. But of course, anyone who agrees with him – or me – calls it “Hector”, because the majority of fans saw that Cole was living his dreams without thinking about how someone else was taken. And when rappers want to be ball-players and ball-players want to be rappers, Rick Russ spoke in favor of Cole’s selfish decision.

“By no means do I want to convey that I recommend for the mother to be inactive, but first and foremost, the dreams of a black person should be censored or restricted,” Ross said in a video. Posted on social media. “And coming from a brother, I think you understand what happens to business when building these types of relationships. For the eyes in the industry, you know what I’m saying?”

Everyone seems to be missing out on the fact that Part Cole has at least two dreams in his life – basketball and music. He chose music like basketball, which is based on talent, not celebrity. And for the record, Cole didn’t behave like Master P – who once played for the Charlotte Hornets and the Toronto Raptors, and according to some, hardly missed the team. And in what “relationship business can do for a living,” Cole could do it without a second game. He could participate in the game and promote Lima not to take the roster place through his agreement with Puma. You do not need a locker to be an investor, advocate or supporter.

“I’ve always been like the main parallel between music and basketball, ‘It’s just a matter of hours,'” Cole said. Slam Magazine. “The difference between the pro guy who sits on the bench and the superstar is just a matter of deliberate hours. They’re both really good, but apart from that comes the amount of hours of the final stage that I brought in. I think none of them have to be great, like LeBron.” , Stef, Damien Lillard, Carrie, KD, a crazy job must be ethical. “

The same crazy work ethic that players in Africa are trying to make it professional, it’s at their pro level. They deliberately spent hours in court while J.P. Cole deliberately kept time in the studio. But none of them made a difference in at least one because they missed the opportunity to fulfill their dream, all because a rapper used his celebrity to participate in his favorite hobby. They call that dream murder.


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