American Rapper J. Cole has hung his baskeball boots for now.
According to the ESPN’s the Undefeated, he has completed his contractual obligation to the Basketball Africa League for which he plays for the Rwanda Patriots BBC and has departed from Rwanda because of a “family obligation,”
Source confirms rapper J. Cole of the Rwanda Patriots BBC has completed his contractual obligation to the Basketball Africa League and has departed from Rwanda due to a “family obligation,” a source said. J. Cole had five points, three assists and five rebounds in three games. pic.twitter.com/RXQsXMN8DX
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) May 26, 2021
In his short stint in the league, Grammy Award-winning rapper J Cole scored 5 points, and had 3 assists and 5 rebounds, he had a total of 45 minutes in his three preliminary games.
He made his debut in the inaugural league a few days after dropping his number one album Off-Season to much criticism.
J. Cole made his pro basketball debut with the Rwanda Patriots Basketball club 👏
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 16, 2021
His peers in the Hip Hop fraternity have applauded him for his bravery to pursue his dream of playing basketball.
Royce 5’9”’ speaks on J. Cole’s pro basketball career pic.twitter.com/lZvYIMuS7V
— XXL Magazine (@XXL) May 26, 2021
Player in Basketball Africa League feels J Cole getting an opportunity with Rwanda is “disrespectful to the game”. Rick Ross responds pic.twitter.com/JjQ842UFPv
— 👨🏾💻💫 (@lowlifejoe_) May 26, 2021
The inaugural 12-team Basketball Africa League began playing in Kigali, Rwanda, on May 16, and the championship game is Sunday.
Earlier this week, he shared some going away gifts with his teammates and coaches, giving the Puma sneakers.