Pull Up with CJ McCollum

Pull Up with CJ McCollum

Portland Trail Blazers star - and former journalism major at Lehigh – CJ McCollum hosts Pull Up alongside Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports. Pull Up a one-of-a-kind show that will give an unmatched look into the NBA and the life of a basketball superstar. CJ has been lauded as the next breakout star in sports media. But why wait till he retires to begin his next career? In Pull Up, CJ will talk about everything from where star players will go in free agency, to what it’s like to drop 50, to his favorite glass of wine. Pull Up will provide unmatched NBA access, plenty of laughs, and world-class guests in an unprecedented sports podcast showcasing an NBA and media star at the height of his career. ... Show More

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CJ and Jordan preview the rest of Portland’s series against a tough Golden State Warriors team. Also, it finally happened - CJ discusses what it was likemeeting the now famous Jennifer after their Twitter exchange went viral! Plus, CJ and Jordan preview the top NBA prospects after what has most shocking draft lottery in years.

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CJ McCollum and the Portland Trailblazers are heading to the 2019 NBA Western Conference Finals for the first time in 19 years! On this special episode CJ and Jordan talk about his EPIC game 7 performance, preview the Western Conference Finals against a tough Golden State Warriors team, discuss Kawhi Leonard's insane buzzer beater, and theorize what's going to happen on the season finale of Game of Thrones!

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What does Portland need to do to advance to the Western Conference Finals? Tune in and find out as CJ and Jordan dissect the Trailblazers game plan going in to Game 7 against the Denver Nuggets. Plus, CJ and Jordan look at Boston’s ugly exit from the 2019 NBA playoffs and Kyrie Irving’s future with the team. CJ and Jordan also break how Kawhi Leonard has been so effective throughout the 2019 NBA postseason.

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May 6, 2019 3 min

Sports rivalries can fuel fans and athletes to fight and argue for years. But what’s the real story behind these epic rivalries? From Wondery, the company behind “Business Wars” and “American Scandal” comes Sports Wars, an electric new series that offers an immersive, courtside look at some of the greatest athletic rivalries of all time. Subscribe to Sports Wars at wondery.fm/pullup

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Welcome to this week’s Pull Up Pod, episode Number 55 – shout out to Lawrence Taylor! On this episode, CJ analysis what went wrong in Game 1 against the Denver Nuggets and what the Trailblazers need to do to rebound in Game 2. Also, CJ and Jordan discuss the controversial foul calls that has surrounded NBA post-season and what players and referees can do about it. Plus, CJ and Jordan try to cast NBA players as Game of Thrones chara... Read more

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CJ and Jordan are joined by Damian Lillard to about his epic Game 5 buzzer beater that eliminated the Oklahoma City Thunder from playoff contention. CJ, Jordan and Damian also discuss Paul George’s post-game comments, OKC’s ongoing smack-talk throughout the series, and what this win means for the city of Portland.

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Welcome to this week’s Pull Up Pod – NUMBER 54 – shout out to Horace Grant. This week, CJ and Jordan discuss CJ’s big night in the Blazers Game 2 victory over the Thunder and how the team is preparing for the hostile atmosphere in Oklahoma City. Plus, the guys take a look at the First Round of the NBA Playoffs thus far, talk about Tiger’s big win at the Masters and review Episode 1 of the final season of Game of Thrones.

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This week, CJ and Jordan discuss CJ’s long-awaited return to the court as the Blazers get ready for the postseason. What’s it like to prepare for the playoffs? Is the preparation focused on individual matchups or teams? How vital are video staffs to team’s prep? The guys tackle these questions and more. Plus, reaction to the Kyle Korver article and the discussions it sparked in the locker room; thoughts on Magic Johnson’s resignati... Read more

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Welcome to this week’s Pull Up Pod – NUMBER 52 – shout out to CC Sabathia. This week, CJ and Jordan take a deep dive into the game-within-a-game in the NBA. Who is the toughest cover in the league? How do you adjust your game to see things before they develop? What’s it like to defend against a team like Golden State? Which players are the most creative with the ball in their hands? CJ answers these questions and much more.&nb... Read more

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Welcome to this week’s Pull Up Pod – NUMBER 51 – shout out to Metta World Peace. This week, CJ and Jordan are joined by Tennessee star Grant Williams before the Volunteers Sweet 16 showdown with Purdue. Williams – the SEC Player of the Year for the second consecutive year – talks in depth about the team and their close bond as they aim to continue their postseason run. He also discusses choosing Tennessee, his adjustment from high ... Read more

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March 21, 2019 44 min

Welcome to this week's Pull Up Pod--NUMBER 50--shout out to The Admiral, David Robinson. This week, CJ and Jordan were joined by UCF's 7'6 big man, Tacko Fall. Tacko talked in depth about coming to America to learn how to ball, what it meant to have his mother there for Senior Night, and UCF's mission statement for this year's Tourney. Also, CJ provided Tacko with some advice and remembered the epic Lehigh-Duke upset, bef... Read more

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Welcome to episode 49 of Pull Up. On today's show., CJ celebrates some of the Browns' new acquisitions, before he and Jordan talk to legendary Michigan State coach, Tom Izzo. Coach Izzo talked to the guys about...- Compensating college players- What it takes to get his team ready for a March Madness run each year- Keeping in touch with his former players- Coaching in the NBA and why he's stayed in the NCAA...and much more. Coach Iz... Read more

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Welcome to another episode of Pull Up--number 48!On today's show, CJ and Jordan are talking about:- LeBron. Is this the most backlash he's faced from a home crowd? Could the state of the Lakers deter Anthony Davis from wanting to play there?- The Blazers' road trip.- Antonio Brown's landing spot.- And most importantly, mental health. The guys take a long look at the state of mental health around the league, and the impact that soci... Read more

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In honor of the start of Spring Training...welcome to the Tom Glavine episode of Pull Up--number 47!On this week's show, CJ and Jordan talk...- CJ getting his number retired at Lehigh - Nurk vs. Simmons- Enes Kanter and Rodney Hood adjusting to the Blazers- And whether or not kids would benefit from playing in Europe until they're NBA eligibleAlso, the guys talk player-ref relationships, LeBron's Lakers, and CJ's role within t... Read more

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Welcome to the Aron Baynes edition of Pull Up--number 46!On today's show CJ and Jordan are joined by Vin Baker, and talk about...    - Zion's injury and the case for paying college athletes.    - Vin's job as an assistant coach in Milwaukee, and getting to work with Giannis on a daily basis.    - The stigma attached to big men who shot threes in the 90s   ...and much more.Plus, Jordan recount... Read more

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Welcome to the 45th episode of Pull Up. This week, CJ and Jordan assess the trade deadline, now that the dust has settled. Who got better? Why didn't the Pelicans trade AD? Is it hard to go to practice after knowing that your current team tried really hard to trade you, but couldn't?Also, the guys talk through this year's MVP race, Bradley Beal's non-travel, and MJ's reaction to milestones by James Harden and Russell Westbrook.Plus... Read more

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On this week's show...We had on three-time NBA champ and 2017 Defensive Player of the Year, Draymond Green. Draymond talked about being fueled by doubt, the role luck has played in Golden State's success, the upcoming trade deadline, and why Boogie Cousins is so misunderstood.He also elaborated on his Rudy Gobert All-Star tweet, and talked about the possibility that Golden State's roster sees significant changes after this upcoming... Read more

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On this week's show...CJ is fresh off his first ever triple-double and talks about the entire experience. Also, the guys break down the AD situation--why does he want to be traded now? Is LA the best landing place? Plus, Vince Carter has strong feelings about ring chasing,, CJ talks about the importance of keeping your circle tight and knowing when to say no, and Jordan briefly weighs in on his family's big week.PULL UP.

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On this week's show, number 42--shout out to Jackie Robinson--CJ and Jordan catch up on all things NBA, including...- Dame and Nurkic getting into it with Russ Westbrook- Devin Booker getting into it with Gorgui Dieng.- The NBA trade deadline, and the ways in which trade rumors, and eventual trades, impact players....and much more.Plus, the guys talk about the brutal calls in the NFL's Conference Championship games, Mahomes not get... Read more

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Welcome to episode 41 of Pull Up--shout out to Dirk Nowitzki. On this week's show, CJ and Jordan talk to former Duke legend and Chicago Bull, Jay Williams. Jay was ready for an interview full of Duke-Lehigh jokes, but instead the guys talked about the current state of basketball--Zion and Duke, James Harden's monster year, and which team Jay would want to play on in today's NBA. Plus, thoughts on Kyler Murray's decision, Jay's ... Read more

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