J. Cole has the power to get somebody into the NBA?!
Miami Heat player Caleb Martin, spoke on his relationship with J. Cole, who assisted Martin in getting a job in the NBA.
“Yeah, that’s my man,” Martin said. “It shows that even though he’s accomplished a lot of things … and he’s got so many other things to worry about, he worries about his people. And it’s dope he considers me one of his people, that he takes into account and he knew my situation. He saw me working in the gym every day and you could just tell he appreciates guys who grinds like he does and so that’s a blessing for him to lend a hand out there and do what he could.”
J. Cole returned from Africa after his exit from the Basketball Africa League and saw Martin balling out with his brother Cody Martin. Cole found out the Charlotte Hornets cut Caleb before the start of the season, and made some calls. His call to Heat assistant coach Caron Butler busted the door open for Caleb.
“He had reached out to me and told me he had a very, very talented guy that was just wrecking shop up here in North Carolina and he had just got released from the Hornets,” Butler said. “Obviously, we were still trying to improve on our talent. He reached out to me and I just invited him to an open scrimmage in the summer and from that point on he really earned his way on. But J. Cole having the foresight in knowing Caleb can come and help a contending team was just amazing.”