Dreams are something J. Cole often raps about. It’s the name of his music label — Dreamville Records. But dreams aren’t promised. Sometimes one person’s dream can be another’s nightmare.

J. Cole

According to ESPN, Cole’s time with the Rwanda Patriots BBC of the Basketball Africa League is over. Cole has reportedly left Rwanda due to a “family obligation,” as he was only obligated to play a handful of games anyway. In total, he scored 5 points, grabbed 5 rebounds, and tallied 3 assists in 45 minutes in three appearances. And while it may be easy to mock Cole’s performance, I’d rather focus on why he should have never been granted the opportunity in the first place.

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