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NBA's Terrell Stoglin Says J. Cole Playing Basketball For Rwanda Is 'Disrespectful'

AS Sale guard Terrell Stoglin has blasted J. Cole playing at the Basketball Africa League (BAL) for Rwanda.

He says it's "disrespectful.

Cole used to play basketball player at St. John's University before he turned to music.

"I think there's a negative and a positive [to J. Cole's presence]," Stoglin told ESPN. "The negative part of it is: I think he took someone's job that deserves it. I live in a basketball world. I don't live in a fan world. I know a lot of guys that had their careers stopped by COVID and they're still home working out and training for an opportunity like this.

He continued, "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. It's disrespectful to the ones who sacrificed their whole lives for this. The positive side of it is: it brings a lot of attention, and, I guess, money. I don't really pay attention to that type of stuff. I'm more [concerned that] he took someone's job that deserved it."

Is he right?