J. Cole’s Pro Basketball Career Is Over After Three Games So Let’s Look Back At His Most Iconic Plays

J. Cole africa basketball highlight reel


  • It appears J. Cole has decided to put his pro basketball career on hold after leaving the Basketball Africa League
  • The rapper left his team in Rwanda behind to attend to a “family obligation” after playing three games
  • Read more about his foray into hoops here

When you consider we live in a world where Logan Paul is currently gearing up to step into a boxing ring across from Floyd Mayweather Jr., I can’t say I was super blown away when J. Cole announced he’d decided to make his hoop dreams come true by taking his talents to the Basketball Africa League.

I have to say I was blown away to discover a rapper who went triple platinum with no features has a thing for team sports, and while this was certainly an intriguing pivot, it’s not like it came out of nowhere; last year, he revealed he genuinely believed he has the talent to land a contract in the NBA.

However, it appears he was forced to compromise a bit.

J. Cole made his debut with Rwanda Patriots BBC earlier this month, but according to ESPN’s Marc J. Spears, the artist has decided to pull a Meryl Streep and get out of Africa due to a family matter. As a result, his stint has come to an end after a grand total of three games. 


The news will likely bring a smile to the face of the BAL opponent who called out a “disrespectful” Cole for taking a roster spot he believed he didn’t earn. However, I find that accusation just as disrespectful and borderline slanderous for reasons that should be incredibly clear once you make your way through the highlight reel I threw together to commemorate his legendary career.

And yes, there is Fort Minor.

Thanks for the memories, Jermaine. The BAL will never be the same.