J. Cole played his first game in the Basketball Africa League shortly after the release of his new album, The Off-Season. The Dreamville rapper had signed a six-match contract with the Rwanda Patriots. Three games have already passed, and although seeing Cole play professional basketball might be thrilling for some, his stats haven’t been stellar. In those three games, the rapper has only scored five points, causing one BAL player to question his roster position.
“For a guy who has so much money and has another career to just come here and average, like, one point a game and still get glorified is very disrespectful to the game,” AS Salé guard Terrell Stoglin said. Some people, such as Rick Ross, agreed with Stoglin, while others did not. In reality, Ross responded to Stoglin’s statement on his Instagram Story.
“In no way is this meant to be disrespectful, but first and foremost, should no Black man’s dreams be censored nor limited,” Ross said. “Comin’ from a brother, I think you would understand what building these types of relationships would do for the business. For the eyes on the industry, you know what I’m sayin’?” He added, “You should be there to support the brother. If he made one point on the first game, by the time he get to the 10th, you should make sure he makin’ six a game, you understand?”