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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July 18, 2019 57 min

CJ and Jordan are joined by star shortstop for the Chicago White Sox, Tim Anderson! They talk to Tim all about his career, his charity work, and why baseball needs more entertaining players like him (bat flip!). CJ and Jordan also break down the epic Russell Westbrook trade and discuss why his pairing with James Harding will work out well for the Houston Rockets.

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On this episode of Pull UP, CJ and Jordan react to Kawhi’s decision to take his talents to the LA Clippers and the effect it had on the entire NBA landscape. Plus, they discuss the new NBA review rules, the US Women’s National Team and of course, head to wine corner for some new recommendations.

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On this episode of Pull Up, CJ and Jordan discuss all the major free agency news the spilled out of the NBA this week - including the emergence of the Brooklyn Nets as New York City’s new favorite team. CJ and Jordan also praise Utah for their offseason moves, discuss how Jimmy Butler will fit in Miami, and reveal what wine they’ve been drinking lately in “CJ’s Wine Corner.”

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CJ is coming to you from Toronto, Canada! CJ and Jordan recap and review all the latest NBA free agency news and rumors including which star might join Lebron James and Anthony Davis in Los Angeles. CJ also provides insight as to what it’s like being a free agent what he tells other players about living in Portland and playing for the Trailblazers organization. Spoiler alert: He loves it! Plus, CJ and Jordan are joined by CJ’s brot... Read more

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CJ is still in China, but that’s not stopping him from delving into the results of the 2019 NBA Draft! Join CJ and Jordan and they take a deep dive into all the biggest picks, reactions and developments that surrounded Thursday’s monumental NBA draft. The two also discuss CJ’s epic tour of China and Dame Lillard’s diss track he dropped on Marvin Bagley III. Also now that the offseason has officially begun, CJ recommends the best wi... Read more

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June 13, 2019 33 min

Welcome to a special episode of Pull Up, coming to you all the way from Beijing! CJ gives an update on his tour of China and talks about the passion the country has for the game of Basketball. CJ and Jordan also discuss Kevin Durant’s unfortunate injury and the distasteful reaction by the Toronto fanbase.

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On this episode of Pull Up, CJ and Jordan discuss the NBA Finals and analyze the sacrifices the Golden State Warriors have made to get to this point. They also discuss the incredible impact that Andre Iguodala has made throughout his entire career. The question isn’t whether Iggy is a Hall of Famer, it’s whether he’s a FIRST BALLOT Hall of Famer. Finally, CJ and Jordan discuss Anthony Davis trade talks and where the All-Star might ... Read more

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June 1, 2019 50 min

In case you’ve been living under a rock this week, Five-Star basketball recruit R.J. Hampton has decided to forgo college and play one year of professional basketball overseas in New Zealand. Join CJ and Jordan for an exclusive interview with the NBA prospect and hear about why they think this is the best decision for RJ and NBA prospects as a whole.

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On today’s episode, CJ and Jordan break down the latest drama surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers. Also, “Scrap” Bayless had some words for CJ, but CJ only has one thing to say back – it’s spelled M c C o l l u m! CJ and Jordan also preview the NBA finals and predict who will win the championship series.

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CJ has had a few days to recover since the Trailblazers were defeated by the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. On this episode, find out how he feels about the season as a whole, Portland’s overall playoff performance and his plans for the upcoming offseason. Plus, Jordan thinks Drake’s antics in the Eastern Conference Finals are a little distracting, but does CJ agree? Finally, Jrue Holiday was snubbed for th... Read 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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