Pistons Tell J. Cole 'Hit Us Up for That Tryout' After Master P Comments

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistAugust 4, 2020

Rapper J. Cole performs at halftime during NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
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The Detroit Pistons went 20-46 this season as one of the most disappointing teams in the league. 

Maybe it won't hurt to give a 35-year-old rapper a tryout.

On Monday, the Pistons tweeted J. Cole should "hit us up for that tryout":

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons

.@JColeNC we see you out here. You said they only got 12 slots on the Pistons. Hit us up for that tryout. This is for all the dreamers @bleacherreport #Dreamville https://t.co/6K24xaI28b https://t.co/GYuG5LvqDE

The tweet comes after Master P told TMZ Sports that J. Cole is training to be an NBA player and is serious about the pursuit. As Mitchell Peters of Billboard noted, Master P signed contracts with the Charlotte Hornets and Toronto Raptors in the 1990s and knows what it takes to reach such a level much better than most in the music business. 

Master P and J. Cole also combined for a Puma commercial recently that seems to suggest the latter is looking to make the NBA:

PUMA Basketball @PUMAHoops


J. Cole even wrote an essay for The Players' Tribune explaining that he gave up an opportunity to play for St. John's to become a rap star.

The Pistons might give him a chance to follow his basketball dreams once again.