Drake Cheers On J. Cole At The Shooting Stars’ CEBL Game
Drake was present at tonight’s Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) game between the Scarborough Shooting Stars and the Hamilton Honey Badgers, where J. Cole was a member of the Shooting Stars. The Toronto rapper wore Cole’s No. 15 jersey while sitting courtside.
The Honey Badgers were able to maintain their dominance throughout the game, winning 84-69 over the Shooting Stars.
Cole joined the Shooting Stars in May following a year with the Rwanda Patriots of the Basketball Africa League. Cole was apparently placed in touch with the correct people to test out for the Shooting Stars by Drake, whose OVO partner Nicholas “Niko” Carino controls the squad.
Cole’s presence on the floor, according to Shooting Stars vice president Jamaal Magloire, is attributable not only to his celebrity, but also to his talent and work ethic.
“He just wants to be treated the same, which I thought was very admirable because he is a very special individual,” Magloire said, per Complex. “As far as the talent that he has, he’s played this game at a professional level in Africa, so, this is his second stint. We’re bringing him in here to play, contribute, and help us win games. That’s his goal as well. It’s gonna be fun and something that is great for the city of Scarborough and Toronto.”
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