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 "The Boardroom" on ESPN+. Pull Up is 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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April 28, 2020 68 min
Dennis Rodman was the focus of the latest installment of ESPN’s The Last Dance, which provides younger kids the opportunity to realize Rodman’s dominance on the basketball court. The NFL Draft had several surprises, but the only team that matters to CJ is the Cleveland Browns. And to celebrate the draft, Pull Up is pleased to welcome on several fans & listeners to the show to talk football, proper hydration, and more! Learn mor...
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The Last Dance shows a side of Michael Jordan that hasn’t been seen before. In a shocking move, The New England Patriots agreed to trade Rob Gronkowski to the Buccaneers. The take questions from the fans, CJ gives a puppy update, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Jalen Green, one of the nation’s top high school basketball prospects, has decided to forgo college in favor of the G-League. The WNBA draft will launch the professional career of Oregon standout -Sabrina Ionescu. Plus, The Pull Up Podcast welcomes Miami Heat rookie, Tyler Herro to the show! He’s here to talk about what he’s up to during quarantine, whether Kendrick Nunn should be rookie of the year, what he’s learned from Jimmy Bu...
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Because of the impact that the Coronavirus has had on both Portland, Oregon, and Northern Ohio, CJ is donating $170,00 in relief money for each respective community. The guys also speak with star Center for the Indiana Pacers, Myles Turner! Myles here to talk about the Yoga, staying busying during quarantine, and how he’s matured as both a player and person since joining the NBA. It’s an interview you won’t want to miss! Learn more...
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In the absence of live sports, the NBA is holding an NBA 2k20 tournament with some of the league’s best gamers. Plus, Kyrie Irving is the best ball-handler in today’s game, but is he the greatest handler to ever play in the NBA? The guys discuss! And in the spirit of “March Madness” the Pull Up Podcast is pleased to welcome Oregon Ducks standout, Payton Pritchard, onto the show! He’s here to talk about the what it felt like to lear...
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CJ is officially a “dog dad” after the McCollum household adopted a rescue puppy! The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo have officially been postponed which could have unintended consequences on the 2021 NBA season. The guys also discuss the most unstoppable signature moves in NBA history, whether Wilt Chamberlain would survive in today’s NBA, and Terry Bradshaw’s choice words for Tom Brady. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podc...
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The NBA is suspended and players across the league are exploring news ways to spend their new found free time! Plus, the guys speak with standout small forward for the Louisville Cardinals, Jordan Nwora! He’s here to talk about the disappoint many college players are feeling now that the NCAA tournament is officially canceled and what it’s like to prepare for the upcoming NBA draft. Social Distancing could cause a surge for E-Sport...
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Carmelo Anthony joins the show for a special edition of Pull Up. This episode was recorded on Wednesday night in Portland, Oregon, as the news of the NBA decision to postponed the rest of the 2020 regular season was breaking. CJ and Carmelo Anthony find out in real time that they will not be playing games for an indefinite period and break down what the means for players, fans and the league as a whole. Melo also talks about his jo...
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Spike Lee and the New York Knicks are at odds after the Director was asked to leave Madison Square Garden before a Knicks game and reenter through a separate entrance. The Lakers are looking to fill a roster spot and have a list of veterans players they could sign to the team before the postseason. Russell Westbrook has been lighting up the stat sheet, the Oklahoma City Thunder have been a pleasant surprise in the NBA this year, an...
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Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics are proving that they are a championship threat in the Eastern Conference. There are several ways an NBA player can sustain success over the course of a long season, but one thing that should never be overlooked is how they recover and treat their bodies to maintain constant physical exhaustion. CJ talks about what he does to physically recover after a game. The Houston Rocket’s small-ball experi...
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The sports world has been rocked by the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal that won them the World Series in 2017 and athletes, including Lebron James, are speaking out. Cleveland Cavaliers head coach John Beilein is stepping down after a contentious tenure with the organization. Kyrie Irving is out indefinitely, the Houston Rockets continue to add depth, and the NBA All-Star game’s new format was a huge hit. All that and more on...
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Gary Trent Jr. has played a crucial role for the Portland Trail Blazers as they fight for a playoff spot. Zion Williamson has a long way to go in his development, but is proving he’s going to be a force in the league for years to come. Devin Booker becomes an All-Star in the wake of Damian Lillard’s injury, Duncan Robinson is about to light up the 3-Point contest, and the New York Knicks are still mismanaged. Learn more about your ...
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CJ reflects on playing in the first game at Staples Center after the passing of Kobe Bryant and explains what has gone into Damian Lillard’s stellar play as of late. The NBA Trade Deadline caused a ton of shakeups, including a blockbuster 4-team trade between the Houston Rockets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks, and Denver Nuggets. CJ and Jordan also break down Miami’s decision to acquire Andre Iguodala. The New York Knicks a...
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The untimely and heartbreaking loss of Kobe Bryant has rocked the country. On this special tribute episode of Pull Up, CJ and Jordan share their favorite Kobe stories and talk about the indelible impact he left on the game of basketball. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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The Portland Trail Blazers traded Kent Bazemore and Anthony Tolliver to the Sacramento Kings and CJ breaks down what it’s like when friends are traded midseason. Dame Lillard scored 61 points against the Golden State Warriors and set a new franchise record. Zion Williamson is healthy, and the Bucks & Lakers could make moves before the trade deadline. Also, CJ and Jordan speak with NFL insider for ESPN and huge basketball fan, A...
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Kyrie Irving Believes the Brooklyn Nets need to add another piece to their roster in order to win a championship next season. Jimmy Butler wrote a piece for the Player’s Tribune listing the toughest guys in the NBA to guard and CJ adds a few names to the list. Ja Morant is the clear frontrunner for Rookie of the Year, but his ceiling is limitless. Zion Williamson is set to return next week, the Minnesota Timberwolves trade Jeff Tea...
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Packing for long road trips in the NBA can be challenging, but CJ has mastered it! He breaks down how he prepares for NBA road trips that feature cities in both hot and cold climates. The guys also break down the play that led to Carmelo Anthony’s recent game winning shot against the Toronto Raptors. Plus, the Pull Up Pod is excited to welcome on point guard for the Brooklyn Nets, Spencer Dinwiddie! Spencer discusses possible playo...
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Former NBA commissioner David Stern has passed away at the age of 77 and his influence on basketball cannot be understated. The first update for All-Star voting is here and Luka Dončić is currently leading the league in votes! The NBA is quickly evolving and the sky’s the limit for how basketball might change over the next decade. The Cleveland Browns need a new head coach and general manager, the NBA Rookie of the Year race is hea...
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Christmas is here and with it, NBA games! CJ and Jordan preview the must see matchups happening on Christmas day. James Harden may have mastered the modern game whether people like it or not. The New York Times quantified Lebron James' emoji use on Social Media, so CJ and Jordan give their list of "most used emojis." Finally, with the holidays finally here the guys give a few wine recommendations in the Pull Up Wine Cor...
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Top college prospect James Wiseman is leaving Memphis to prepare for the 2020 NBA draft and the NCAA is at risk of it happening again with other collegiate athletes. CJ has been one of the league’s best defenders this season and happens to be the top shot blocker amongst all guards. He breaks down what he’s doing to contribute on the defensive end of the floor. With Luka Doncic out, Kristaps Porzingis has been elevating his play fo...
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