J. Cole, US rapper, featured as Rwanda Patriots beat Nigeria’s Rivers Hoopers on his professional basketball debut.

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The Patriots defeated Hoopers 83-60 at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda after an initial spell of dominance by the Nigerians.

J. Cole scored three points, with two assists and three rebounds during the opener of the inaugural edition of NBA-backed Basketball Africa League (BLA).

The 36-year-old had played basketball in high school and university but never became a professional basketballer.

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