J. Cole just dropped his sixth studio album titled “The Off-Season” this Friday, and the whole NBA world is impressed.
Aside from Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard, who was sampled in the album, other NBA stars like Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant, Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young, and Washington Wizards scorer Bradley Beal also showed positive reactions to the new album.
For what it’s worth, Morant was mentioned in one of the album’s tracks titled “my.life,” with J. Cole rapping “Ja Morant, I’m on my Grizzly.” Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and triple-double machine Russell Westbrook were also cited in the album.
💯 Cole a real one… album 🔥🔥 https://t.co/4ZBEfFVZtG
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) May 14, 2021
” ja morant i’m on my grizzly ” heard you @JColeNC 🤝😤
— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) May 14, 2021
“If I’m bettin on myself then I completely double down” Heard You Cole💯
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) May 14, 2021
“B***h it’s a difference!!” I felt that one Cole 😂💪🏽
— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) May 14, 2021
Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell also couldn’t help but be amazed by the Dame soundbite in the album, while Detroit Pistons guard and former NBA lottery pick Dennis Smith Jr. called it album of the year.
Bruh the dame sound bite is OD!!!
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) May 14, 2021
a l b u m . o f . t h e . y e a r
— Dennis Smith Jr. (@Dennis1SmithJr) May 14, 2021
Other NBA players are just as impressed as the others, and they made it known on Twitter.
JCole on a different level 🔥🔥🔥
— Paul Millsap (@Paulmillsap4) May 14, 2021
J Cole snapped
— Tre Jones (@Tre3Jones) May 14, 2021
A brotha needed this @JColeNC is highly goated no one is messing with him 🤷🏾♂️
— Lonnie Walker IV (@lonniewalker_4) May 14, 2021
Cole never disappoints…MIGOS BACK….love when good music drops
— Richaun Holmes (@Rich_Holmes22) May 14, 2021
My whole TL is JA MORANT IM ON MY GRIZZLY 🔥🔥
— JJJ (@jarenjacksonjr) May 14, 2021
With this kind of reaction coming from NBA stars and whole basketball community, it is safe to assume we’ll be hearing a of of J. Cole’s “The Off-Season” in the playoffs. Sure enough, it couldn’t be any more fitting that the 36-year-old rapper dropped it just a week before the biggest and most important stretch of the 2020-21 campaign.
Get ready for the NBA postseason. Just like J. Cole’s album, it is surely going to be fire!