“Give Him A Try Out”: Fans Go Crazy After American Rapper J Cole Has NBA All Star Devin Booker Going Gaga Over Him

Published 06/16/2022, 6:30 PM EDT
Jan 20, 2022; Dallas, Texas, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) reacts during the first half against the Dallas Mavericks during the first half at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Over the past few years, celebrities have made a name for themselves in the NBA circuit because of their basketball skills. Names like Kevin Hart, Justin Beiber, Quavo, and more have made a name for themselves at the All-Star Celebrity game which takes place every year during the All-Star weekend.

One of the celebs who has impressed NBA fans and players likewise is rapper J Cole. He is a Grammy award-winning artist who is considered one of the most influential rappers of his generation. Cole currently plays for Scarborough Shooting Stars in the Canadian Elite Basketball League. Above all, he is a massive fan of the game.

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All-Star Weekend involvement

J Cole played for the Eastern team during the NBA All-Star Weekend Celebrity game in 2012. His team won 86-54. Cole has name-dropped many NBA stars in his songs, including his close friend Dennis Smith Jr. The former Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks player even took some help from his friend, Cole during the Slam Dunk Contest in 2019.

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Many NBA stars are fans of Cole’s music and some of them even appreciate his hooping skills, including All-Star Devin Booker, who recently tweeted his appreciation for the rap artist.

Jun 20, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker reacts against the Los Angeles Clippers in the first half during game one of the Western Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Booker tweeted, “I’m here today to give ups to Jcole..I appreciate how u go bout everything“. It was a great moment for fans of both Booker and Cole as both of them are superstars in their industries. Booker’s tweet got fans going crazy asking teams to give Cole a tryout.

Fans react to Booker’s tweet

The Phoenix Suns star’s tweet went viral and had fans excited about a possible collaboration. As a result, various reactions started coming in and a few of them were hilarious as well.

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Cole is already a massive star in the music industry, maybe it’s time he tests his basketball skills in the NBA.

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What are your thoughts about Booker’s tweet? Let us know in the comments.

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Pragya Vashisth

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Pragya is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed Masters in Sports Management from the International Institute of Sports Management, Mumbai, he has been a passionate fan of the NBA since 2010. Pragya is a massive supporter of LeBron James and just wants to enjoy the twilight years of his Hall of Fame career.

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