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Zaire Wade, son of former NBA star Dwyane Wade, signed a player contract with the G League's Salt Lake City Stars, an affiliate of the Utah Jazz.

Dwyane, who retired from the NBA in 2019, is part owner of the Jazz, and proudly posted an Instagram video announcing the news.

In the video, Zaire, who is seen celebrating his new contract, states:

"I feel good, I feel confident. I just signed the standard player contract for the G League. October 11, 2021. 19 years old. Yessir."

Zaire transferred to Brewster Academy in New Hampshire after playing at high school powerhouse Sierra Canyon in California, with LeBron James' son Bronny.

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Zaire, 2nd from left, sat on the bench for most of his first season at Sierra Canyon High School after tearing a ligament in his right ankle.

The 19-year-old received several offers from small colleges. However, he chose to skip college to follow in his father's NBA footsteps.

Players who perform well in the G League are typically called up to the NBA where they are awarded with big money contracts.

Zaire's mother, Siohvaughn Funches, also shares 14-year-old MtF trans Zara, formerly Zion, with ex-husband, Wade.

Zaire has a half brother, Xavier, 7, and half sister, Kaavia, 2.

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Rapper J. Cole has apparently taken a hiatus from rapping to fulfill his dream as a professional basketball player.

After being passed over in the 2021 NBA draft, the 36-year-old rapper is showing off his skills in a new African sports league.

Cole is allegedly set to sign for the Rwanda Patriots this week and will suit up for the team's match against the Nigeria River Hoopers on Sunday. The game is as part of the inaugural season of the Basketball Africa League, according to ESPN.

The news was first reported by the New Times Rwanda, which covered Cole recently arriving in Africa to begin quarantine ahead of the weekend game.

The Basketball Africa League will feature 12 teams, each made up of eight locals and four from other countries.

Cole has yet to comment on his new side career, but the North Carolina native isn't turning his back on music yet. His sixth studio album, The Off-Season, will be released on May, 14, 2021.

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Jay Z's nephew Nahziah Carter will pursue a pro basketball career following his suspension from the Washington Huskies men's basketball team after two students accused him of rape.

"I don't take these allegations lightly," Huskies men's coach Mike Hopkins said after speaking with his star athlete last Wednesday.

Carter was accused of sexual misconduct by two students, but he was suspended only after the 2nd student came forward. He was never charged.

The two students reported Carter to UW's Title IX office in early October. On Oct. 15, the Huskies announced Carter was suspended form all team activities for violating the school's intercollegiate athletics student code.

At the time, Hopkins said: "Hopefully he can come back. If not, it will be a huge loss for us."

After two unsuccessful appeals, Carter's suspension was finalized on December 2. Two days later, he announced he was leaving school to pursue a professional basketball career, according to the Seattle Times.

"It wouldn't be appropriate for me or somebody in my position to be talking about an university issue," Hopkins said. "There is a process and we had to let the process play out."

He continued: "As the leader of this program, I hold myself and our student-athletes to the highest standards on and off the court, and we hold ourselves to those standards. For that reason, Naz is no longer a part of this program."

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Rap mogul Jay Z, 51, was a father figure to his sister's sons. He often rapped about them in his songs. His nephew, Colleek D. Luckie, died in a car accident while driving a Chrysler 300, a graduation present from Jay Z. The aging rapper blamed himself for his nephew's death.

In his track "Sweet," Jay Z raps:

"And still there's pain/ If I would have grew up to be a doctor, my nephew would have grew up to do the same/ But since I grew up through the game, and my influence is the same/ And my therapy is music, they ask if you ashamed."

Carter, a 6-foot-6 senior guard who averaged 12.2 points and 4.9 rebounds last season, is expected to play overseas in Australia.

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