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Pull Up with CJ McCollum

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Portland Trail Blazers star - and former journalism major at Lehigh – CJ McCollum hosts 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.

Portland Trail Blazers star - and former journalism major at Lehigh – CJ McCollum hosts 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.
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Portland Trail Blazers star - and former journalism major at Lehigh – CJ McCollum hosts 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.

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English


Episodes

Donovan Mitchell on Being Compared to Dwyane Wade, Why He Wears Number 45, and His Approach to Year Two in the NBA

10/17/2018
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NBA basketball is back! And before settling in to take in the first night of the season, CJ and Jordan caught up with second-year Jazz guard, Donovan Mitchell. Mitchell spoke about his rookie year in Utah, after being traded by the Nuggets, why he wears number 45, being compared to Dwyane Wade, and what he'd like to improve upon in year two. He also touched on how he would pick Kobe's brain, if he had the opportunity, and his connection to the New York Mets. Plus, CJ shares thoughts on...

Duration:00:51:40

Steve Nash Talks About His Hall of Fame Induction, the Impact Tech Can Have on Basketball, and the Most Important Trait an Athlete Needs to Have

10/10/2018
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On this week's show... CJ and Jordan caught up with former NBA assist machine and newly minted Hall of Famer, Steve Nash. Nash and CJ shared stories about being undervalued and overlooked, and Steve emphasized the correlation between success and resilience before talking about his new app, HomeCourt, which uses mass amounts of data to make you a better basketball player. Also, CJ revealed that Steve was instrumental to his success during one of the most memorable games he's ever...

Duration:00:59:24

NBA Players and Social Media, Training Camp Updates, LeBron's New Shows, and a Fan Q&A!

10/3/2018
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On this week's show, CJ and Jordan talk... ...and much more. Plus, a Twitter Q&A and the return of CJ's Wine corner. Let's go, it's time to ... PULL UP.

Duration:00:54:40

Stephen Jackson Talks Jimmy Butler, What Really Happened with Andrew Wiggins, and the Impact Stephon Marbury Had on His Career

9/26/2018
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On this week's show... CJ and Jordan are joined by a former NBA veteran, and one of the realest dudes out there, Stephen Jackson. Stak gave his take on this year's Sixers and what teams are going to have to do if they want to beat the Warriors, before revealing what really went down with Andrew Wiggins, and what he thinks of the whole Jimmy Butler situation. Plus, Jackson told some amazing, eye-opening childhood stories and explained the impact that Stephon Marbury had on his career,...

Duration:00:54:09

Damian Lillard LIVE From the Portland Boys and Girls Club

9/19/2018
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This week's show (number 25--the Nick Anderson edition of Pull Up) is a special one. It took place at the Portland Boys and Girls Club, where CJ was opening up the Dream Center, a room for kids to learn the ins and outs of media and journalism. And in front of a small audience, CJ and Jordan christened the Dream Center by interviewing another Blazers fan favorite, Damian Lillard. Lillard talked about a lot, from his recent workout video to Vontae Davis retiring mid-game, and his life as a...

Duration:00:45:41

CJ's Experience at the Browns Opener, the Le'Veon Bell Situation, Serena Williams' Controversial Weekend, and Playing Against Big Bro

9/12/2018
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On this week's show... Also, CJ and Jordan are doing a live podcast in Portland next week with a very special guest, and the Pull Up Pod has its own fantasy football league! Sign up to play against CJ and Jordan at FanDuel.com/PullUp. The game is free, with cash prizes for our listeners. If CJ wins, he'll be donating the money to charity. Let's go! it's time to... PULL UP.

Duration:00:45:16

Former NFL TE Julius Thomas on His Retirement, CTE, Going Back to School, and Colin Kaepernick

9/5/2018
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On this week's show... CJ and Jordan were joined by former Broncos, Jaguars, and Dolphins TE, Julius Thomas. Thomas, who just retired to pursue a PhD in psychology, spoke about his decision to stop playing football, his quest to learn more about CTE, and the steps that can be taken in order to make the NFL safer. He also spoke about Colin Kaepernick and Nike's decision to use him in their latest ad, before weighing in with thoughts on how CJ's Browns are going to do this season. Let's...

Duration:00:46:35

Jahlil Okafor Talks About His Offseason Transformation, Duke's Young Stars, and the Advice He Would Give Markelle Fultz

8/29/2018
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On this week's show... CJ and Jordan were joined by Pelicans big man, Jahlil Okafor. Okafor, who already has four years in the league at the age of 22, spoke on his summer of transformation, the uncomfortable process of changing his shooting motion, and being excited to play with Anthony Davis. He also touched on Duke's young stars and their NBA comparisons, the advice he would offer to fellow Sixers lottery pick, Markelle Fultz, and why Kevin Love's Players' Tribune piece meant so much...

Duration:00:36:12

Blake Griffin Talks Building Chemistry with Andre Drummond, Being Labeled a "Dunker," and His Favorite Comedians

8/22/2018
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On this week's show... CJ and Jordan were joined by Detroit Pistons Forward, Blake Griffin. Griffin spoke on what he's doing to prepare for the upcoming season, how amazed he is by Andre Drummond, and why it's crucial to have a healthy Reggie Jackson in the Pistons lineup. He also touched on being labeled a "dunker," his love of comedy, working with Kevin Hart, and his upcoming fundraiser, Comedy By Blake (September 13th!). Let's go! it's time to... PULL UP. Special thanks to this...

Duration:00:43:23

A Twitter Q&A, Talking HBO's Hard Knocks, and Baker Mayfield's Potential Impact on the Browns

8/15/2018
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On this week's show... CJ and Jordan take a look at the HBO series Hard Knocks, featuring CJ's Cleveland Browns. So far, during this year's camp, there's been fights, passionate speeches, trade requests, and a secret QB clubhouse--plenty to talk about. Also, on the field, what impact will Baker Mayfield have on this team? Plius, the guys answer some of your most pressing Twitter questions. Let's go! it's time to... PULL UP.

Duration:00:42:28

Jaylen Brown on Being "Too Smart," Writing a Book, NBA 2K Ratings, and What to Expect From the Celtics in 2019

8/8/2018
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On this week's show... CJ and Jordan are joined by Boston Celtics shooting guard, Jaylen Brown. Brown talked to the guys about entering the draft without an agent, being considered "too smart," the impact mediation has had on his life, and his desire to write a book. Also, Jaylen and CJ discuss NBA 2K ratings, Booray and plane gambling, Jaylen's free throws, and CJ's time as a karate master. Let's go! it's time to... PULL UP.

Duration:00:48:16

Eagles DE Michael Bennett, LeBron's School, and Catching Up on the NBA Offseason

8/1/2018
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On this week's show... CJ discusses his trip to China, and the now legendary KD podcasts, before talking with Jordan about Melo to the Rockets, Kawhi to the Raptors, and LeBron's new school. Eagles DE Michael Bennett also joined the show to talk about his book, the current state of the NFL--from National Anthem rules to CTE--and how much longer he plans on playing. Let's go! it's time to... PULL UP. Special thanks to this week's sponsor, Wolf and Shepherd. Get 10% off your first order...

Duration:01:06:41

Kevin Durant, Part Two: NBA Mount Rushmore, Playing College Ball, and the Toughest Players to Play Against

7/25/2018
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On this week's show, CJ is joined, once again, by the one and only, Kevin Durant In Part Two of their interview, KD weighs in on his NBA Mount Rushmore, talks with CJ about what it was like playing college ball, and lists some of the league's toughest players to play against. Also, Kevin and CJ debate whether or not being a starter matters, and Jordan, who's still on vacation, has a question for KD about Golden State's continuous drive to win. Let's go! it's time to... PULL...

Duration:00:47:10

Kevin Durant, Part One: Adjusting to Life as a Warrior, Dealing With Social Media, and Thoughts on the Addition of Boogie Cousins

7/18/2018
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On this week's show, CJ is joined by two-time NBA Champion and Finals MVP, Kevin Durant In Part One of their two-part interview, KD talks about his decision to sign with the Warriors and acclimating to a new life out west, navigating social media, his offseason routine, and how he reacted to the news that Golden State signed Boogie Cousins. Also, Kevin touches on his relationship with Russell Westbrook, and Jordan, who's on vacation, chimes in with a couple of questions. Let's go! it's...

Duration:00:49:50

Summer League impressions, More Free Agency Talk and Where Does Melo Land?

7/11/2018
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On this week's show, CJ and Jordan are joined by Sports Illustrated's Ben Golliver in Las Vegas for NBA Summer League. The guys give their take on what they have seen from some highly touted rookies. Trae Young's early struggles and Kevin Knox's quick success are among the topics covered by the guys. Plus, Boogie's impact in Golden State and where is the best destination for Carmelo Anthony? Let's go, it's time to... PULL UP!

Duration:00:51:07

The King Goes West, Boogie Joins the Champs and Who Wins? Lehigh vs. Duke in a 7 Game Series

7/4/2018
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On this week's show, CJ and Jordan break down all of the NBA Free Agency moves, what they means for the rest of the league, Boogie Cousins mindset in joining the Golden State Warriors, LeBron's supporting cast in Los Angeles and who would win in a 7 game series: Lehigh or Duke. Let's go, it's time to... PULL UP!

Duration:00:39:34

The NBA Awards, Draft Reactions, Free Agency, and a Bunch of Your Twitter Questions!

6/27/2018
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On this week's show, CJ and Jordan recap the draft, from the players headed to Portland and Michael Porter's draft stock, to how Trae Young will fit in Atlanta. Also, the guys talk about the NBA Awards (was Simmons the right choice for ROY? How about Harden for MVP?) and free agency, before answering a bunch of your Twitter questions. Let's go, it's time to... PULL UP!

Duration:00:43:12

CJ Remembers His NBA Draft Experience and Talks About This Year's Standouts

6/20/2018
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On this week's show, CJ and Jordan are getting ready for the NBA Draft--talking Mikal Bridges, Mo Bamba, DeAndre Ayton, and some of the other college standouts whose lives are about to change in a big way, this Thursday. Also, CJ remembers, in detail, his own draft experience, from the workouts to signing a shoe deal, and everything in between. Let's go, it's time to... PULL UP! Special thanks to this week's sponsor, LinkedIn ($50 credit toward your first job post).

Duration:00:49:14

NBA Finals Aftermath, Draymond’s Next Deal, and Thoughts on the NBA Draft

6/13/2018
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On this week's show... CJ and Jordan put a cap on this year’s NBA Finals—LeBron losing his cool, KD’s greatness, and where both teams go from here. Where does LeBron play next year? Does Draymond get a Super Max deal? Also, some early news, notes, thoughts, and wisdom about the NBA Draft, and life as a young player. Let's go, it's time to... PULL UP!

Duration:00:50:01

Billions Creator Brian Koppelman, the NBA Finals, and Where Will LeBron Land This Offseason?

6/6/2018
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On this week's show, CJ's back from Turkey and is joined by Brian Koppelman, the creator of one of his favorite shows, Billions. Brian talked about his upbringing, breaking into the industry, finding balance through daily meditation, the impact Rounders had on poker culture, and, of course, Billions. Also, CJ and Jordan talked about Game 3 of the NBA Finals, and a Twitter conversation CJ had with Jared Dudley about where LeBron could land next season. Let's go, it's time to... PULL...

Duration:00:47:37