According to Larry Sanders, it’s very possible that the rapper, J. Cole, will join the NBA – he has the skills for it. During an interview with TMZ Sports, the basketball player claimed J. Cole definitely had a chance to make it into the NBA.
Reportedly, rumors of Cole getting into the league at 35-years-old first started after he appeared in a Puma commercial in which he appeared to insinuate that he was going to try and get on a team. Master P, for instance, says Cole is serious about it.
Furthermore, The Detroit Pistons have urged the rapper to talk to them for a tryout. TMZ Sports says they spoke with Sanders recently, and during their conversation, he claimed Cole definitely had a shot at being in the NBA.
He says Cole had skills on the court, and he is aware that the rapper took it very seriously when he was a much younger man. “I’ve seen him hoop before in some games,” Sanders explained.
Sanders says he appreciates that Cole always raps about it as well in his songs. In many ways, it makes sense that Sanders and Cole are friends and know each other personally. Sanders has actually wanted to work in the music industry before and has even produced a song for PARTYNEXTDOOR.
This wouldn’t be the first time that a professional switched industries, but as most know, it doesn’t always go well. For instance, earlier this year, it was reported that Adrien Broner was finding it challenging to get his mixtape out.
Broner called out rappers such as Meek Mill for not clearing a verse he did on the record. Mill reportedly didn’t like it very much and hasn’t given permission to use it yet. Broner criticized a number of artists on his social media, saying that a lot of people appeared to have his back, but not everyone backs up their claims.
More successfully, stars such as Will Smith and Dwayne Johnson have managed to switch industries following a successful career in something entirely different.