He’s a leading force in the music industry, but it’s time for J. Cole to get back in the paint. We recently reported on J. Cole once again pursuing his professional basketball career, but this time, he’s signed a contract with the Scarborough Shooting Stars in Canada’s league. Nicholas “OVO Niko” Corino, who owns the team with Sam Ibrahim, reportedly told Complex that it was Drake that helped put the deal in motion for his fellow Rap mogul.”You know, Dreamville and OVO are family,” Corino said. “Drake had a birthday party in L.A. last year. The conversation was, ‘I heard you have your team.’ It organically grew from there.”Drake Tunes In To J. Cole's Scarborough Shooting Stars Basketball Debut 1

Complex also reported that Jamaal Magloire, the vice president of the Shooting Stars, praised Cole’s humility and love for the game.