Pull Up with CJ McCollum
Pull Up with CJ McCollum
CJ McCollum & Cadence13
Portland Trail Blazers star - and former journalism major at Lehigh – CJ McCollum hosts Pull Up, a one-of-a-kind show that gives 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.
Adam Schefter on Becoming the Guy, NBA/NFL Comparisons, Growth of the League
John Wall and the Rockets are working on a deal to trade Wall, where could he land and what will he bring to a new deal? Aaron Gordon gets the bag on a new 4-year deal, how the Nuggets are shaping up in the West especially when Murray returns. Plus, the 2021 Hall of Fame class is inducted, CJ shares his thoughts on a few of the members. Then, ESPN’s Adam Schefter joins CJ for a side of him you won’t get on any NFL shows. The guys talk about the importance of relationships in business and life, how knowledge is power, the biggest stories of his career, how the NFL has changed over the years (and where it’s going), and much more. Plus, Schefter gives his CJ NFL player comparison, CJ talks about his High Rollers fantasy league, and obviously gets in some Browns talk on when OBJ could return and Baker’s contract extension. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 16
48 min
Kyle Lowry on the Grind, Toronto to Miami, and Drake
CJ sits down with 6x NBA All-Star and Raptors legend Kyle Lowry. Kyle talks about how he got into the game from his brother searching newspaper articles for basketball tryouts, how he’s grown his game over the years, winning the championship in Toronto and what that team and city meant to him, and his last season with Toronto and his move to Miami. Plus, he shares some wild stories about Drake from his time in Canada, dishes on his top 3 most difficult guards to face in the league, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 1
1 hr 16 min
NBPA President, Draymond/KD/Warriors Drama, More Free Agency Moves
CJ discusses his new role as NBPA President, what it means, and what he hopes to accomplish at the helm. Plus, more free agency moves, with guys like Kawhi, Embiid, Rozier, and Smart getting new deals. Who were the winners and losers of free agency? Also what happened with Dennis Schroder? Drama in 2018 with KD, Draymond, and the Warriors, CJ talks about what he remembers with that situation. The NBA early season schedule is out, and Isaiah Thomas has been getting buckets in pro-am games, does he deserve a roster spot in the NBA? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 20
49 min
Free Agency Frenzy, New Look Lakers, East Loads Up
It’s been a wild few days in free agency. Melo and a few other Blazers leave while new guys join. Lakers add Westbrook and a ton of veterans. The Knicks, Heat, Bulls, and Hawks all make splashes trying to contend with the Bucks and Nets in the East. Major bag alert for Steph Curry with his 2nd $200M contract, and Team USA goes for gold.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 6
43 min
Woj on Bucks Championship, Giannis’ Humble Beginnings, What’s Next For Suns
The Bucks are your 2021 NBA Champions. The one and only (and friend of the podcast) Adrian Wojnarowski stops by and shares some incredible stories about Giannis’ legendary performance, his humble beginnings from a poor kid in Greece and his development over the years, how the Bucks were able to construct a championship team with only 1 lottery pick, what this means for small markets and the shape of the league going forward. Plus, the future of the Suns and their stars, and some names to look out for in this year’s Draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 21
1 hr 4 min
Wild NBA Finals, Team USA, Biggest Draft Steals
The Bucks have come back to tie the series after going down 0-2 to the Suns. Who has the advantage now? Team USA drops a few exhibition games heading into the Olympics, how concerned should they be. Plus, looking at some of the biggest steals in the draft over the past few years, Space Jam 2 is set to be released, and what’s the deal with Scott Foster and CP3? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 15
34 min
Nets Collapse, Sixers Conundrum, WCF Game 2 Insanity
Game 2 between the Suns and Clippers was possibly the craziest game in the last 5 years. CJ breaks down everything, from the back and forth shots, to the replays, interpreting the rules, the wild final play, and more. Plus, the Nets collapse and lose to the Bucks in 7, CJ breaks down the final game and what this means for the Nets moving forward. The Sixers are going to have some decisions to make with Ben Simmons, Celtics find their new head coach, and is Devin Booker really encroaching into Kobe territory? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 24
37 min
Blazers Season Ends, Trade Rumors, Coaching Changes, Playoffs Roll On
The Blazers came up short this season after getting knocked out in the first round of the playoffs. CJ talks about Dame's historic Game 5, what went wrong in the series, and addresses trade rumors around both he and Damian Lillard. Plus, the Blazers are on the search for a new coach after mutually parting ways with Terry Stotts. The playoffs roll on and CJ breaks down all of the series, the Lakers get knocked out early and look to rebuild for next season, Jokic wins the MVP, and can CP3 and Book lead the Suns to the Finals? Plus, Brad Stevens moves into the Celtics front office, Daryl Morey doesn't care about tampering rules, and KD has some words for Jay Will. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 9
40 min
Heated Playoff Games, Flopping, Kwame Brown Goes Off
The playoffs are in full swing and CJ is breaking down every series, what he's been seeing, and keys for each team to advance. And of course, a full breakdown of the Blazers/Nuggets series that's heading back to Portland tied 1-1. A wild Game 2 saw CJ get called for a flagrant foul that had Twitter on fire and has him talking about flopping in the league. Steph Curry is up for an extension, will he head back to Golden State? Politicians and sports, why they probably don't mix. And the Kwame Brown beef gets more and more entertaining by the day... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 26
36 min
Russ & Steph Make History, Play-In Drama, J. Cole in the G-League?
The final week in the season has teams fighting for positioning while trying to avoid the play-in tournament, and is creating a lot of drama around the league. Russ is a human 2k player setting the record for most triple-doubles in NBA history, but does he need a ring? Steph has made a historic run at the end of the season to close the gap on the scoring title, J. Cole is shooting his shot at pro basketball, and the Celtics have had a rough year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 11
38 min
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