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Detroit Pistons Offer Tryout to J. Cole Following Puma Commercial

Mahlik Campbell

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CHARLOTTE, NC - FEBRUARY 17: J. Cole performs at halftime during the 68th NBA All-Star Game at Spectrum Center on February 17, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jeff Hahne/Getty Images)

Maybe his hoop dreams aren't so far-fetched after all. 👀

J. Cole's NBA ambitions could be slowly materializing, as the Detroit Pistons recently let him know they'd be down to give him a tryout.

"We see you out here," the team tweeted alongside a custom #15 jersey. "You said they only got 12 slots on the Pistons. Hit us up for that tryout. This is for all the dreamers."

Cole has yet to respond, but his Puma commercial for his new RS-Dreamer basketball shoe suggests the North Carolina native is putting in work and trying to make it to the league.

"You can't be serious," Master P says in the background. "I know you ain't 'bout to try to do what I think you' bout to try to do. 'Cause that would be crazy. And you ain't crazy, is you?"

Master P then confirmed in an interview with TMZ that he's consulting Cole on his NBA journey. In the late '90s, Master P signed contracts with both the Raptors and Hornets and appeared in several pre-season games.

"When I talked to J. Cole, he was like 'You know, big dog, you did it. What do you think I would have to do to make it happen?'" P explained. "I said, 'To get one of these NBA jerseys, it's not gon' be easy. It's gon' be a lot of hate, it's gon' be a lot of people not believing in you.' But you know J. Cole – he got the right size, he in the gym."

For more proof that Cole isn't messing around, he revealed in a piece for The Players' Tribune that when he signed his first record deal with JAY-Z in 2009, he was still doing “mental math” to give himself enough time to train for a pro career.