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McCollum scores 32 as Blazers top skidding Nuggets 119-100
"The trailblazers took control in the second quarter and never looked back in topping injury riddled Denver one nineteen to one hundred Portland has won four straight and was led by thirty two points from CJ McCollum losers of five in a row the nuggets took the floor without three key players including reigning MVP Nicole you'll catch up with a sore wrist this was a close game into the Blazers closed out the first half with an eighteen to three run good for a sixty six fifty to lead I'm Bruce Morton
"cj mccollum" Discussed on Pull Up with CJ McCollum
"Dead period basketball season football season. Transitioning and people are starting their fantasy football drafts. I've been watching a lot of tv. Trying to figure out who. I'm gonna teach pick in between workouts. And i think this is the year i take it home and fantasy football i will for sure. Be having some football guest on. Maybe i'll have my boy shefty on Talk some football taco as should be drafting and talk some browns. But in the meantime it's only that catch you up when i've been doing lately. I've been travelling a lot. My friend solid friend frederick. Traherne got married jamaica. It was a beautiful beautiful wedding also was my first time in jamaica. We went to new grill. I think i'm saying that right. We flew into montego bay. A montego bay we flew into montego bay and it was really really pretty wedding on the edge of almost like a cliff. Or you could oversee the water super super. Pretty of the home is came out. I got to meet One of my best friend's baby's he's four months old shot my guy be mark and lennox his little bundle of joy. They'd like to call it a very very cute little boy but it was a lot of fun. Got some work in my guy. Devin came with me. Shout to my guy. Devon's skinner East been traveled me for the last month. That i know he's ready to go home. I know he's gone through a lot on this trip from late nights early mornings and i always tell him. This isn't for everybody. So i know it's tough on his body to go from a wedding to another time zone to beach workouts to lifting. So it's been great being able to kind of balance Spending time with family spend time with friends being able to vacation while still focusing on the main thing which is the continue to become a better basketball player while taking care to body. But i've been working out. You know two three times a day still getting working in the mornings starting with our lists are recovery routines balancing stuff continuing to work on the back. Continue to work on the mobility side of basketball and this is the strength training face of my summer where. It's a lot of heavy lifting full-body stove and i've been sore. I've been tired and still being able to figure out ways to to get my reps on the court and maintain and build on my jump shot. It's been a lot of fun it's been it's been a challenging process Early mornings in in new york city aren't always great to it's traffic and the horns the angry drivers but i've been able to maneuver just i'm excited about the process of continuing to build as we get closer training camp. I've been talking to our new head. Coach cianci chauncey billups lately to kind of get an idea of when were going to be starting guys report back and just Idea of how. We're going to do things this season. I'm looking forward to that. I'm excited about it. And i've been talking to you. Know some of our players just kind of check in to see the process but once again it's been fun summer. It's it's coming to. It's basically over and now i'm kind of transitioning into the season mentality while also trying to lock in some browns games whilst a college football games before we get started. I'm sure asking actually pleased with the schedule. And some of the changes that we're going to have to make but looking forward to to that also update in my my off the court life so to speak i was recently voted the mvp a president which is huge huge honor. I'm thankful for that and appreciative of the players. For trusting and believing in me. Obviously chris paul has done a fantastic job a leading us on and off the floor figuring out ways to continue to improve not only our quality of life but the players that have come before us and their quality of life from from the healthcare. We're able to provide to some of the new things. He's been able to implement. He's done a terrific job and having worked alongside him on the executive committee for four years. I've learned the importance of communication. I've learned the importance of being able to to reach out and connect with players in figure out how to continue to empower us. How to continue to educate us and how to continue to put us in position succeed so extremely cited about that. I actually was was voted in on my nephews. First birthday party which was Saturday august seventh. I was in the basement for about four or five hours on soon. 'cause i for the committee to kind of go over plans to go over budget over where we're at and what we need to improve on and then the actual a yearly meeting with players and staff where we vote on some of the issues shot at grant williams who was also voted in As a member of the executive committee of very very bright young man He has a extremely bright future ahead of him. But i got involved with the players. Union and the players association Some years back. Because i care about continuing to figure out ways to improve Not only our situation currently but overall quality of of basketball life. I think we have such a finite amount of time to play the average lifespan of nba players. Probably around four and a half five years so just figuring out ways to kind of maximize that time really take advantage of. The young players Their talents being able to educate them on how to use their talent For for the for the better especially off the core maximizing those relationships with partnerships with sponsorships. Being able to speak to people that. Of course i just figuring out ways to really empower you know. The next generation of players is really why. I wanted to be involved. I want to continue to figure out ways to leave this game better than than it was when i found it. I think we're heading in that direction. I think all the players that come before us have done an outstanding job of of helping us help him into her guys like myself who first came into the league back in two thousand thirteen and i want to be that same type of influence that same type of mentor Theater players that some of those guys were to me. i think i'm heading that direction and having spent some time in new york these last couple of weeks being able to go into the mvp office being able to kinda sit down and speak to management being able to to speak to our council Being able to to better understand the role that i'm getting myself into but what they've been doing for us behind the scenes for all these years. It's it's it's so cool and it's a it's an honor to be in this position I'm thankful for it and Really really looking forward to all that comes with it from a responsibility standpoint to the time standpoint Tile that comes with it. I'm embracing it all and enjoying it and speaking of title. I did request an office during my time. jokingly during my time In the city this week and you know basically the office is completely empty because the cove rules and regulations and where everybody's at Working from home but there was a couple of offices that weren't being used. So i got a corner office I use the corner office. Turn very very lightly. I had no windows but it was cool to to be able to sit down at a desk In work in continue to try to figure out ways to To prepare for for what's ahead for all of us and best smile date. The situation with me being voted in as president. It's crazy because the process isn't what you would probably expect Literally do a vote where you get an email or you'll get a text message. You send your voting you email it back to in bpa. And you kind of wait for them to tally the votes and then they announced the winner. So it's it's you kind of just sitting there in silence as you stare at the screen and one of the cool part about running for anything now in terms of the becoming a member of the union whether that's vice president treasurer or the actual president is that they give you a chance to speak and they kind of put you on the spot and it's like do you have anything you want to say. Volunteered to go. Because i love talking. It's easy for me to express myself..
Nuggets Eliminate Trail Blazers in Game 6 With 126-115 Win
"The Denver Nuggets advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs with a one twenty six one fifteen victory over the Portland trail Blazers Nikola jokic led the nuggets with thirty six points will reserve Mante Morris had another good game off the bench with twenty two points and nine assists as the nuggets rallied from a fourteen point second half deficit to take the series four games to two Michael Porter junior scored twenty two of his twenty six points for Denver in the first quarter Damian Lillard topped the trouble is with twenty eight points and thirteen assists while CJ McCollum added twenty one points for Portland I'm Jim Bernard
Trail Blazers Beat Nuggets 115-95 in Game 4 to Tie Series
"The Portland trail Blazers even their first round series with the Denver Nuggets at two games apiece with a one fifteen ninety five victory Norman Powell matched a career playoff high with twenty nine points on eleven for fifteen shooting from the field including four of four from three point range to keep this team in the series we're not gonna lose this game you know whatever I can do to make that happen I'm going to do it but there'd be aggressive and attack you know it you Tom I get the ball and make the reason I was able to do that tonight CJ McCollum added twenty one points and eight assists for Portland whose leading scorer Damian Lillard shot just one of ten from the field but did have ten assists and eight rebounds the call your kids love the nuggets in scoring with sixteen points the service will now return to Denver for game five I'm Jim Bernard
Blazers Win Fifth Straight Game, Beat Jazz 105-98
"The Portland trail Blazers continued their late season push with a one oh five ninety eight win over the Utah Jazz Damian Lillard led parliament thirty points as the trailblazers have now won five straight and nine of their last ten games the way we've been playing over the last few weeks has been just our our best basketball we've been stranded with vision and walk in on I think you guys been able to sustain that level focusing at that level of play CJ McCollum added twenty six points while Jusuf nurkic had a double double with fifteen rebounds eleven points he also blocked four shots Rigoberto grabbed twenty rebounds and scored fifteen points for the jazz Jordan Clarkson top Utah scored with twenty nine but the jasmine's twenty eight of the forty three point shots they attempted during the game I'm Jim Bernard
McCollum powers Trail Blazers past Celtics 129-119
"CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard carried the trailblazers to a one twenty nine one nineteen win in a back and forth game against the Celtics McCollum led the way with thirty three points while Miller chipped in twenty six and thirteen assists to help Portland win its fourth straight I think our minds have been locked in I think we've been sharp we've been together it has been like a long whatever it takes mentality fresh off tying Larry Bird single game franchise record of sixty points for Celtic star Jayson Tatum had thirty three points but just nine after halftime Jaylen brown added sixteen points Tatum and brown both exited the game in the final minute with ankle and foot injuries respectively get some Coolbaugh Boston
Paul George has 33, Clippers down the Blazers 113-112
"Paul George scored thirty three points including what proved to be the game winning free throws in the closing seconds as the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Portland trail Blazers one thirteen one twelve George scored ten of his points in the final four minutes as the clippers rallied from a six point deficit for the win he also let us team in rebounds with eleven Marcus Morris senior added sixteen points for the clippers CJ McCollum led the trail Blazers with twenty eight points but couldn't connect on a jump shot at the buzzer the clippers and I won nine of their last ten games with the Blazers have dropped six of the last eight I'm Jim Bernard
Adebayo Has 22 Points, Heat Beat Blazers 107-98
"The Miami Heat won for the sixth time in their last seven games with a one oh seven ninety eight victory over the Portland trail Blazers bam Adebayo led the heat with twenty two points while Jimmy Butler scored twenty points that four steals as Miami built a twenty point fourth quarter lead and for seventeen Portland turnovers the defense also held Portland's Damian Lillard to just twelve points seventeen below his season average on three for ten shooting with five turnovers CJ McCollum and norm Powell each scored seventeen points apiece for the trailblazers I'm Jim Bernard
Jazz rout Trail Blazers for 23rd straight home victory
"Donovan Mitchell scored thirty seven points to lead the jazz to their twenty third straight home victory one twenty two one of three over the trail Blazers we go there had eighteen points in twenty one rebounds for the jazz who won the battle of the boards fifty eight forty one lost napping at two game skid for the most part of the game you know everyone was not very active in the the guys did a great job helping us you know on a on a defensive boards it's a one on a twenty five four run over a six minute stretch to take a ninety three seventy to lead the jazz finished with forty points in the third period on fifty seven percent shooting Damian Lillard scored twenty three points and CJ McCollum added nineteen to lead the trailblazers who lost for the third time in four games I'm Dave Ferrie
George scores 36, Clippers rout Trail Blazers 133-116
"The clippers cruised to an easy one thirty three one sixteen traps on the trail Blazers after setting a team record with forty seven points in the first quarter Paul George had thirty six points on eleven of eighteen shooting making six three pointers in all eight of his free throws I just had a license to come all scored in being aggressive to score opposed to coming out looking for teammates we're gonna play right I just tried to be aggressive scored and I have a score mentality Kawhi Leonard added twenty nine points twelve rebounds and seven assists with the clippers followed an eighteen point rout of the defending champion Lakers two days before Norman Powell scored thirty two points and CJ McCollum added twenty four while playing with five fouls for the Blazers on the ferry
McCollum, Blazers hold off short-handed Heat, 125-122
"The trailblazers came away with the one twenty five one twenty two win over the heat out Damian Lillard's three free throws in the final seconds CJ McCollum had twenty one of his thirty five points in the first quarter for Portland which got twenty two points from lower and twenty from Carmelo Anthony enes Kanter also had a productive game providing eighteen point two sixteen boards both teams had eleven runs in the fourth quarter and had eight ties or lead changes in the final one forty four bam Adebayo and Tyler hero each had twenty nine points for Miami I'm Dave Ferrie
Stephen Curry has career-high 62, Warriors beat Blazers
"Stephan curry torso trailblazers for sixty two points in leading the warriors to a one thirty seven one twenty two victory curry had the highest scoring game in the NBA this season finishing eighteen for thirty one in eight of sixteen on three pointers after beginning with a twenty one point first quarter just a you know I opportunity to kind of a certain will win the game early and try to creation energy and you know get off the rifle that he had his tenth career thirty point half to help the warriors take a sixty six fifty four lead at the break curry outscored Portland starting back court Damian Lillard finished with thirty two points and CJ McCollum had twenty eight I'm Dave Ferrie
Lillard, Trent shoot Blazers past champion Lakers, 115-107
"Damian Lillard scored thirty one points in the Blazers one fifteen one oh seven win over the Lakers afterwards coach Terry Stotts called it a nice early season win for his ball club well hopefully we can build on we realize that we can be a good team we just beat the defending champs and they're a great team Portland hit sixteen three point baskets reserve Gerry trend junior made seven and finished with twenty eight points two shy of his career high CJ McCollum scored twenty with eleven assists lebron James led the Lakers with twenty nine points Dennis Schroder had twenty four mark Myers Los Angeles
Los Angeles Clippers Complete Historic Collapse As Nuggets Take Stunning Game 7
"Well. This night is going to be remembered for a long time and there's a whole bunch of different reasons why people are gonNA remember it. The laker fans have their reasons. the clippers fans have their reasons. The nuggets fans have their reasons I think I just clip. Yeah they're there It's it's rough right now. I mean I I I think any team that had duplex have experienced. What just there? That is a devastating blow, but I think I just watched. McMahon I'll see if you agree. was. An Absolute Total grade a choke. Oh, not just. All much in the three one aspect I mean that jokes who actually in the three one aspect especially in the blowing double figure leads in the last three games while choke in that even setting that aside, I'm just talking about the actual performance of night. Oh, what it only took him seven minutes in the fourth quarter to get a bucket. Yeah. Okay. We're of P. turnovers than frequent hold on hold your fire is just for a second dinner decided the backboard hold your fire for a sector. That would i. I think what I saw was that was a historic choke job and combined with a spectacular game seven performance by the nuggets or. Spectacular Three game comeback by the neck and look. Let's give the nuggets credit to straight series down three one comeback when Bo series Yokich. There's no. Yeah. But with Yokich is at minimum a second tier superstar right behind the parental VP candidates well. He was a I hear superstar in this game. For sure. He totally eviscerated Kawai Leonard in this game and really in the back half of the series but in this game. especially. Yeah I mean he he was great in this game I mean. Just. Look at the box score Paul millsap only had six points but. his buckets were huge. He played on the better six point three rebound performances. I've ever seen Jamal Murray. We've gotta get in this guy's on the Kahane's factor starting five this year forty points in a game seven. So yes. Absolutely, give the nuggets credit and we've got time to talk nice about the nuggets. But what we need to do right now is pile on the most arrogant bunch of guys. The most Arab arrogant franchises never sniffed a frigging conference finals and hey, props to the Portland Trailblazers back court for completely unloading their troll game. Warden CJ mccollum absolutely deserved to just fire away because you got Paul George and Patrick Beverley acting like they're on some frigging dynasty. They've never sniffed the conference files. Why are they act like there's some you know I mean come on now. So yes, I. I'll be honest I thoroughly enjoyed the collapse and the troll jobs that came along with it.
NBA Players, Owners Meet To Discuss Plan Of Action
"Get back on track WHOA Jeez here. Thankfully to tell us what might happen here. Obviously, it's a fluid situation Adrian. I. Guess. The first thing we want to ask you is, what are we expecting today like what is going to happen today meeting Liz I have no idea what's going to happen today guys yesterday was. A remarkable day and one that I don't think any of us who cover the NBA. WHO Who've covered sports and and in my generation Bo forget but to set the table for today. The players having eleven am meeting here in the bubble. And the owners have a board of governors call at the same time. I'm pulled eleven am obviously that'll be done virtually and so simultaneously, those two groups we'll be meeting and the players. I think after a night, it was an emotional day. It was an emotional meeting they had. With most of the players in the bubble coaches were there last night there came a point where? The players asked the coaches to leave so they could hash it out amongst themselves. The teams I was told broke up into groups. and then they're going to continue that conversation this morning but I mean what's at stake is simply This season and are the players as a group going to decide to move forward. Continue the playoffs by all indications that the three games that are scheduled today. Not. Going to be played, the League hadn't officially. announced it but every indication we got in the last night regardless of what they decide moving forward that those three games later in the day. Wouldn't be played, but the players have more to work through and talk through. And consider a lot of different. Consider a lot of different scenarios. And and ultimately consequences of what it would mean to shut this bubble down. You're there in the bubble woes and you could get and I just WanNa know like what is what's the feeling is like does feel like NAM empty and just spooky and? What's that feeling like? I. Think the last several days keyshawn. and. You could feel a building you could watch on I think you guys could watch. On television and and read what people are saying and see. The interviews with George Hill and Fred Van Vliet. and. The emotion that players were carrying. Since the shooting of Jacob Blake earlier. In the week. And how that resonated not just all over the country. But here. and. On top of the emotion and Guys have been here a long time and it wears on you and guys miss families guys feel. At times like their captive in this place it I get it. It's a resort like I. Don't mean to. It is a resort and I get it and. All of us are lucky to be able to work. In, this country right now and a lot of people can't but there is a cumulative effect about being away this long. And you add on top of that. the horrific nature of that shooting. Another in a series of them in years of decades. Of them a century of them and so. data impacted this place at impacted those inside. And It was a domino effect yesterday of once. The bucks made the decision to knock him out of the locker room and not play. And then how it impacted the other teams and lead to that meeting last night that was pretty rot times. The to La teams the LA clippers. The Lakers have two of the hour say most powerful voices in professional sports in Genie Boston. Steve, bomber what type of influence can they have on the rest of the NBA owners to get something done in favor of the players? It's a good question I think the question is. And I think what the players Were spending last night doing. And and previously, it's been an ongoing conversation here. But is there something and and I and I know in the meeting last I a lot of players. Disgusted I know CJ mccollum was who's an executive on the players committee or on the on the Executive Committee of the Players Association. mccomb the Blazers Jaylen Brown the Celtics war leaders. in the Union and top players in league talked about having a plan of action and the bucks in the locker. Room. In those hours after that they after they decided not to play. Working with their own ownership in Milwaukee to get on the phone the Attorney General of the Lieutenant Governor in Wisconsin to talk about ways to move forward. To try to impact. that. Particular case. In in their state in Kenosha. And so you saw players already beginning to do that yesterday now. How does that continue today? What what players are asking themselves I know what organizations are asking players when they got back to the rooms. Last my back to the hotels. What is the endgame if we don't play? One is that what is it that we wanNA accomplish outside of the bubble outside of this environment outside of the platform that you have right now to play. play NBA Games and speak to the world through. Through this. What does that look like and so I think that's all going to be part of the conversation today with the players and with the owners if they kinda reconnect after those two meetings.
NFL: Brady's house call didn't violate league rules
"Tom Brady is not in trouble for going over to his offensive. Coordinator's House Byron Left. Which who? Tom went into the wrong house in. Tampa and I guess some of the Front Office people in the NFL were like. Hey you can't be there with your coaches. You're not allowed to do that and so tom I guess is not in trouble. What about breaking and entering thing that I I don't if you open the door and walk in. Is that breaking and entering if you walk into an unlocked door of a house that you weren't invited to is that breaking you're entering the people didn't see mad but I don't know if you're breaking you're entering. You're not breaking baby trespassing
Sabonis scores 20 points, Pacers beat Trail Blazers, 106-100
"Indiana held off Portland in the closing moments for one oh six one hundred women the Pacers saw thirteen point lead with five minutes to go shrink to three points with twenty nine seconds left before Myles Turner I stood for Indiana with a three pointer Victor Oladipo scored twelve third quarter points to ignite a pacer rally I was more aggressive and we got stops so we could we have the ability to play like that for four quarters and every night so we just got into a boat on the Montesa bonus let Indiana which has won four of its last five games with twenty points the trail Blazers got twenty eight points from CJ McCollum Tom McCabe Indianapolis
"cj mccollum" Discussed on Pull Up with CJ McCollum
"Personality explore splur- all of our jewelry watches and accessories at Store near you online ASCII DOT com. Okay back to the show looking at some of the other proposals. They're potentially trying to make do you think it's more realistic and easier for them. To execute the final four or having a playing game with nine and ten unseat good. Oh I'm so I'm sorry to analysis this is. This is a part of the proposal. Yeah I I'm sorry for being a pest to make with the situation with this topic I really far and I'm not wanting to be traditionalist and I don't you know I don't. I don't think what happened a hundred years ago. Just because right a hundred years ago means we gotta keep going just. Because I'm not all about that but I am with great great ideas you know. I am with Ideas that makes sense. So let's talk about the received here quick CJ. I have a hard time Tom believing that okay. Lack ten fifteen years whatever whatever it has been the western conference has been the the power conference. Okay so it doesn't look like that's going to change anytime soon. I have a real tough time believing that eastern conference owners will vote to rec- to play a Western Conference team. You know the round before reaching the finals. Why would a eastern conference owner approve of that? It makes no this like you WANNA give yourself a chance to get to the finals to play The Lakers the clippers. The Blazers the rockets. You know you wanNA give yourself you know when you get to that point you take your senses but why would you wanNA. Why would they want to you? See and play a Western Conference team the round before the finals. I don't get that I don't understand it. And then we get to the play a game. I Know James Hart said earlier earlier today like this college. What are we talking about here? A play a game. I mean you can make the case that we got too many teams in the playoff off already. Play a game. What what why? Why do they get a play? A game eighty two days. What enough could've happened that you know? Come on now up fair season like at a certain point we got like look. Can we stick to stick to the game of basketball stick to some some of the rules and guidelines that we have instead of implementing all these kind of loophole to get lube. Why do we need to look for a life so bottom let you go but you know in the Eastern Conference you know? There's a lot of people. Don't pay attention to the first couple of rounds of the eastern conference a less it deal is is involving those two teams 'cause usually about two hundred. They used to Congress who you think have a legitimate shot to win the title and most a lot of times only one of these accomplished. So why do we need another team in the playoff field has on business. There's not going to be able to compete for Charleston. It doesn't take me. I don't I don't get it. They're very interested in hearing your thoughts. Yeah my thoughts are along those lines. I would argue one thing go because we know the eastern conference historically hasn't been on par with the Western Conference in terms of record you look at the ACDC. Tim Seed in the East verses. Just eight nine ten in west historically there five sometimes four games under five hundred still having a shot at making the playoffs whereas there's there's teams in in the West who were eight games ten games over five hundred barely getting into the playoffs. If there's a receding chances are some of the eastern conference teams could potentially have a better record than the Western Conference Team Right which means they will be positioned to a host host. I game against the Western Conference team. which would make it interesting for from fan viewership standpoint but your argument is valid Comma Eastern Conference team owner? Her right why would I wanNA play a Western Conference team early when I don't have to like that makes sense in less. You're really confident in your team name or you're really just about your money. Because do you think people would pay more to see east versus West before the finals. That's what you have to kind of decide from ownership standpoint. Do you think fans would be more more eager to see Boston. Hypothetically played the clippers in the semifinals or the Blazers to play Miami. Even though that's a long oh fly with a lot of commuting back and forth. Do you think fans would be more excited about that. That opportunity to see it before the finals. I think they're looking at every angle of it. Which is what you're supposed to do? But then I think like you said before the game is being lost in this discovery. Moment of trying to be creative trying to change things. It's like when you're the relationship sometimes just doing the basics enough. You don't have to be too creative. It's just like on the basketball court. If co I contributed to the left elbow and pull up. Why is he going to do? The three spin moves in and do a heavy crossover. You know what I'm saying. It's just like do what works for your spot. Bang move on I think the NBA is at this point of discovery. Right right now. We're trying to be creative. They're trying to check all the boxes and figure out exactly the pros and cons of adjusting. The game changing the game trying to eight to gain more appealing to the casual fan. We you came on when I interview. Let me see when I interview you and dame a few years back Over dinner. I bought this up to you before this. This this is my proposal. I feel like it. You know it goes back to what you said. What if Portland Miami play together together and you talked about the logistics the travel situation? That'd be of all route for both teams and I think we're I think there's definitely ways around schedule when that at and trying to make it as quickly as possible both teams. I'm in favor of you. Know this is not being proposed but look I believe that. Look if you want GonNa keep the top eight teams in each conference fine but let's do it and receive from there. You know that way you know so I I think the same way with all star game you know. I'm with with all stuck. Let me go back to that. That's what I was talking about. That is the All Star game less since there's no more East and West. Let's put the top twenty four players you know and regardless of east of West Conference. Just pick the top twenty four players because there's a lot of times when we talked about. The discrepancy in the conference is the star power. There's more star power in the West than the east. Okay uh-huh let's not let's not limit a CJ mccollum player because he is a star player. Let's not let's not limit him and his chance acid his opportunities because he happens to play in the western conference. Let's not do it if if we really have taken away to East West subplot ah the All Star game with that has been the case over the last few years there okay get meet a top twenty four stars in the NBA. Let it be like I bet it's it's still should be the same. Issue should be eastward cause a bunch of players in the east who are not better than seven or eight players in the list and so you know we. There's just a lot more that brought that up because there was a lot more things that we could be changing That that will actually make sense. And I'm not saying saying that. What I'm doing is not making sense? I'd always been creative in trying to get the opinion of everybody. And a Lotta Times these things leak out to see how the public perception exception is going to go to take it. And so I get it but I don't get it. That makes me sir. Not I hear what you're saying. I think that's something that should be considered since everything's on the table. Will I think they should figure out logistics on what they would like to recede one through sixteen for the playoffs. I think you talk about people. Being able to watch gains people wanted to wager and gamble on Games. Could you imagine a first round matchup of eastern Western Conference. You imagine the excitement around the buzz around that because it's never happened before we've never been able to see that besides in the finals like you think about how fans would perceive that you think about how television networks were perceived that if if a eastern conference team because a chance to to be able to Wash Lebron and a playoff. Think about like when you're on the Western Conference you only child two east once so we're only going to New York once. We're only going to Miami once. We're only playing those teams once for those players star players from the West to be able to come back here and vice versa for East Eastern conference stars. I think a a lot of fans could appreciate that. So that's a good point. Something next should be brought up and then the receding in research strategizing of the All Star game. That's a that's a brilliant point point figuring out how to get the best players in the All Star game instead of instead of the equal equal value of amount of players from each conference offers. They've already strategized the draft aspect of televising the draft figuring out ways to make fans feel more included but now being able to just picked top twenty four players. I think you I think you might be onto something with that one. I think that would be cool. I'm just saying I'm not just saying that because that makes my chances better. I'm saying because I think it's all in good. You didn't agree with me a couple of years. If I recall correctly was chasing career I did it. Maturity People Change Times Change. And you start to get a better understanding of what you're seeing and not just the all-star stuff but I just came off a road trip where I was going for thirteen or fourteen days and I just flew from Chicago to Portland. I landed at one thirty five. Am I got home at two. Fifteen A M and I'm off today. This is considered in an off day and I play a game tomorrow. That was a long flight. But when you're in the playoffs the Games are spread out like you're not playing every day you know what I mean. There's a break in between Depending on how far you gonNA play some days. There's too sometimes. There's two games two days in between each game so there are technically ways to structure To where there's proper amount of rest in between games in the event there's travel from east to West and I think the furthest flights are obviously if you have to go to Miami from the West S. Coast. That's a long flight. You have to go to New York from the West Coast. That's a long flight but as it as it stands right now. There's only one team in New York that has a chance at making the playoffs. This season so would necessarily have to worry about that long trip right I see and I want to add this point. Cj to the receding of the the playoffs. And you said it would be good to see you know fans and see the heath versus the West and opening-round series. The problem I have with that the the only downside to that would be the quality of basketball because then you have a scenario where allied eastern teams are eliminated it quick fashion. So you're saying it would just be it'd be the West versus the West Toys R. APA has you know TV viewing problem now because now the east they like all our teams on in there. Why are we looking like who wants to see? La Oh la Oh Houston oh that's what happens. Cj I'm sorry we you do the repeating the team but joining him on are gone early.
Antetokounmpo has triple-double, Bucks beat Trail Blazers
"Playing on the back in the back to back nights the box fired in their first seven shots on the way to a one thirty seven one twenty nine win over the short handed Blazers the box scored a season high seventy two first half points Jana side of the couple had its best all around game of the season twenty four points nineteen rebounds and a career best fifteen assists already couple lakes the team start after fifteen games twelve and three we've had fifteen games that's another the playing good basketball even the games over the last it in in the game has a chance to win the game we can only get better Eric Bledsoe continued his strong play with thirty points it over came to thirty seven for the Blazers CJ McCollum Chuck Freeman Milwaukee
Harden, Westbrook help Rockets rout Trail Blazers 132-108
"The Houston Rockets win streak has reached eighteenth after James harden scored thirty six points in a one thirty to one OO eight win over the Portland trail Blazers harden shot eleven of nineteen from the field and he scored at least thirty six points in every game of the rockets win streak rockets guard Russell Westbrook says what harden is doing is remarkable a lot of Mike to normalize yes we see it over and over again but not because there's nobody was there to do it don't worry about it Russell Westbrook finished with a triple double for Houston scoring twenty eight points grabbing thirteen rebounds and dishing out ten assists while Clint capella added twenty two points twenty rebounds and four blocks CJ McCollum lead the Blazers with twenty five points Adam schooling Houston
"cj mccollum" Discussed on Pull Up with CJ McCollum
"But would you. You be on the sideline clowning like that you probably would. But I'm not Drake. So I don't act like Drake. I will be in a suite somewhere, celebrating high five in my friends. Okay. On Twitter on Twitter, so happy that he's throwing interceptions. I mean like no offence to the, you know, my fellow athletes out there. But you like who you like and in this case you like your team when you're playing against someone else, they are the enemy for that day. So if you happen to be quarterback or, or if you play an NBA Jordan, we were friends and I was watching your game and you air ball, but we were playing against you. I would laugh at you. Andrea percent. I'll make fun of you. I got you a hundred percent by the way, we're gonna get our shooting contests this summer. Finally, are we going to make that happen? Br you are Larry's, I know you said, I don't want any of this. But hypothetically, if I did you always try to shoot against me when I'm on vacation and not working out. That's always catch me Slippin, but you're not gonna catch me Slippin. Well, I think to even the playing field we need some kind of, you know, CJ has been the gym in two weeks situation. I'm not gonna shoot against you into unless I'm sharp, are, you know what I'm gonna do? I'm gonna go. I'm gonna go go spend ten grand with Brickley and spent a month working my ass off with this dude. And then you're gonna come into the gym, and you're going to be like, oh, okay. And I'm gonna I'm gonna I'm gonna beat you gonna get trained with Brickley for ten years and you still. Oh, there it is. I just wanted to exercise the CJ McCollum competitiveness. I knew it was in there. Okay. Leonard, the Toronto community has rallied around him because he's a great player restaurants are offering free food to Colli. There's a coli in dine, choline basically sign on fifty three restaurants. They said during the broadcast recently, it was announced that there was a free multi-million dollar penthouse offered if he stays in Toronto, so he can live there. He can party there, whatever. How how much do you like this up Toronto? I mean how great is that? The city that has never really add a superstar, Vince. But they've never been to the finals. Remember how to play this magnitude how great is it that they're rallying behind trying to get him to stay?.
"cj mccollum" Discussed on Pull Up with CJ McCollum
"There's so many people came after me. Hey, just shows. How smart people really are? They thought our series about I should have been all-star game. Which like I was like you think you're an all star like, and if that's what you read in this whole tweet, you're not that smart. But whatever. But Secondly, I was surprised. I mean, I just I guess I was just raise. Dish. And so like, that's just not okay to me. And the way I was raised like that's just that's just different. And I don't like I'm all for passionate and people like. Showing their motion in in all of these things. But like to cry that you don't make us our game bit much for me. It's like, oh, I didn't make it. Okay. And and credit the Rudy like he didn't make it and he had twenty five or thirteen at night like go do that though. Like, I don't really need the first part with you know, with the crying in a press conference. Like, I love the second part. And like I said so credit the him for going out and having a game. He had right after you know, thinking he should have been an all-star and not getting a not. Now, you go show people like I respect that and Iraq with that. And that's what I'm all about like, go do that. But the first part, I just I can't get with that. Like, that's just not. I don't right. I don't believe in that. I don't think that's cool. I got because I think also when you look at what we do like, especially Rudy Rudy. Reza big man like he somebody who likes to paint down. He's an intimidator. And then it's like you you do that. And you kind of lose some some respect from some guys that you gotta play against you. Yeah. You some guy that you may have have fear in is now looking at you like like this, wait, you crying. Now this guy I'm wanna go playing. So I think you kind of so even more so than anything the mental edge of basketball, ornamental edge that he may have on someone it takes a hit in the mental heirs can be exactly what gets you over to the mental. As can be exactly what a loud you to dominate one particular matchup. And so when you lose that it's kinda like I and to cry in a press conference about now all-star could be away that you can lose them into edge or someone. And so it's not necessarily the fact of like, oh, man. It's a man crying like men cry women crowd. People crowd kids cry like. Everyone cry. But when we're talking like, you're crying or all-star like we're talking about basketball like that mental edge that especially a guy like him who's a defensive intimidator has over people. He could possibly lose that with that interview. And that's kinda my issue with within. It's interesting you said that about being an enforcer dream on because I was asked over the weekend about Gobert and one of the things I said was it almost be like an NFL linebacker or safety like an enforcer that cry because he didn't go the Pro Bowl. How will that reflect his image? How would people respond to that? Whether you're a wide receiver or another defensive player would that affect the way you're being view now throughout the league. And I also understand his frustration. But CJ he did lose a million bucks. Yeah. But he's got one hundred and six so. Exactly emotional thing. Like, I mean, he's got a hundred. I'm not at I'm counting his money or anything. But I don't let the people's money, but he's very well off. He's in a great spot. I million is five hundred taxes and after he pays his agent. Four percent is four hundred and you know, which is a lot of money..
"cj mccollum" Discussed on Pull Up with CJ McCollum
"They know what to expect. Whereas that that element of surprise is something you can't really prepare for us. I'm not sure how the Rams will react to that. But I look forward to a great game. And I hope Tom Brady is able to get another ring. But if he's not my life will stay the same. Because I don't think I'm gonna be wagering anything in this in this case. I I like that Tom Brady is not, you know, offering advice to Jared Goff. Yeah. I think that was like some people are saying, oh, you know, he should he should give advice. This is the old to the new. But like Tom Brady is one of the alternate competitors in sports like history, regardless of if you like him or not if you like the patriots and not guy is one of the real like true winners and for him to give Jared Goff advice is like is like. So far from his thought process. So I actually appreciate it. And I didn't think it was fair that people were getting we're we're we're saying that, you know, Tom Brady should be more mature if you will. I think it's blasphemy it's his job to help mold the the opposing team. No the opposing team's leader. I would've told him nothing either. Like, I'm here to destroy you. I hope you have a terrible game. A hope everything that you prepare for doesn't work out at a hope we beat the brakes off you. And I go home happy with another championship. Like that's the mentality of a killer. You don't really care about the other team. You don't you hope that everything goes in and goes wrong interception. Verse play fumble on the kickoff. Like, you hope all things go in your favor, and that you went and you walk away happy, and that's the mentality. You have to have you can't really care or spare his feelings or try to encourage him or prepare him allow him to to have a one up on you know, you want to destroy him and take his Hardaway. And I think that's what Tom Brady is trying to do. And that's what he's done historically. And that's why he's wanting to greet his players ever for what it's. Worth Jared Goff to your point CJ top five in the in the league and yards per attempt. Top ten in passer rating, thirty two touchdowns twelve picks made a Pro Bowl and for much of the season was was in the MVP discussion. And yet he has not been the same guy in the playoffs. His total quarterback rating is under sixty three which is for lack of a better word. Not good. Do you think that he's ready to at least have a good game and put them in a position to win? Or would you be? Would you not be surprised Jared Goff just stunk it up, I think he's prepared from a standpoint of I'm sure he's watching film? I'm sure the coaching staff is doing a great job of putting him in a position to call a good game. But this is a different level of play. You know playing in the play offs discounting discounting increases. Yeah. The attention to detail creases, they pick up on tendencies faster, and they have a specific game plan in place where you're the only focus we have to figure out a way to put you. In a position where you're not comfortable and not worry about next week. We're only worried about stopping you. And I think that's between the playoffs and the Super Bowl night the Super Bowl. And this is we have all our marbles here. And we're going to do everything in our power to make it as as tough of a time as possible for Brady, and it's tough of a time as possible for golf. And I think that's why you've seen some quarterback struggle because the Blitzer coming schemes are changing their adjusted into your play calling. They're just into some of the tendencies to have at the line of scrimmage to figuring out. You know, some of the things you like to do, you know, when you're audible into Iran versus when you're out of onto a pass, you know, which way you look, I when you you drive back for your three step drop. And that's when the creativity comes out being able to improvise, and I think the more experience you have easier..
"cj mccollum" Discussed on Pull Up with CJ McCollum
"Congratulations. Again. It's too good. A triple double at any level. Let alone in the NBA is a hell of an accomplishment. Yeah. It was a lot of fun, man. I just tried to make the right place to keep everybody involved in just so happens that ended up getting triple double due to some clutch performances from some other guys who, you know, made threes finish around the basket and sets gray screens for me. Everybody doesn't get a text back. I'm not gonna lie to you many. It's not that. I think I'm boozier above certain things. But my circle is tight knit. I think that when you're when you're in a spot to where you're happy with the direction you're heading game. You're striving for more, and you have a good solid foundation. You don't wanna open yourself up too much that experience in that that championship pedigree from the patriots. They're all battle-tested. They've all been there before they probably have a Super Bowl routine. They're going through because this is like the nighttime for Brady, and they know what to expect. Whereas that that element of surprise is something you can't really prepare for. So I'm not sure how the Rams will react to that. Welcome to the Darren sproles episode pull up. That's right episode number forty three currently in Portland, Oregon joint some downtime at the house. A nice little layover at home. I think we have two games in sixteen days. Play the Utah Jazz tomorrow seven thirty and then we don't play again until the following week. One of those rare breaks during the middle of the season to where the NBA kinda gives you some favor after a tough season of travel. Log in the most miles in the NBA as we always do flying all across the world NBA decide to give us a break until next Tuesday. So I'm extremely excited about that. And really looking forward to you know, trying to win as many games as possible for all star break. But without further ado, a lot of stuff going on across the NBA trade deadline's coming up about nine days away players demanding for traits. My co-host, aka Mr. Jordan Schultz has a lock on his family's life right now. Well, so we have tons and tons of stuff to talk about. So without further ado, Jordan, welcome to the pull a pot always Yoma, man. Thank you so much. And you know, I just want to congratulate you on the first career triple double and a career that I'm sure we'll have many more guy chance to watch that at home. And it was it was not only was a great to watch. But I it was like is it going to happen is not going to have it. I believed it was going to happen. But there were a couple like, you know, vis jumpers. I think in meanest one. And I was like oh, man. Come on get see this. Good CD, this triple double. I could tell you really wanted it. The guys wanted for you must have been really fun. It was a lot of fun, man. But I think the biggest thing was that we were able to come away with a much needed win in the Western Conference played at home playing against sub five hundred teams you have to take advantage in. Obviously, we're short shorthanded Dame didn't play. He was said now ET ended up not playing after about the first quarter. So we were little short handed, but I just tried to make. Right place have fun out there. Keep everybody involved in just happens that ended up getting the triple double due to some some clash performances from some other guys who, you know, made threes finish around the basket. Instead some gray screens for me..
"cj mccollum" Discussed on Pull Up with CJ McCollum
"But as of yesterday there was over six hundred thousand signatures signed for the petition to replay the game from that point. And it all started from the great, Malcolm Thomas. I one of the best receivers if not the best receiver. Mike, Michael Thomas NFL. Yes. He'll he's he's he's incredible. Unfortunately, he had thirty six. Sorry. Okay. It's my pet. That's okay. Well, but he's the one he was like the one guy you knew would produce in the. Yeah, he had thirty six yards the running backs chimera and and Ingram were held under fifty. There's obviously other circumstances that matter in this game. But the fact that that Coleman new CJ he knew he had a PI and it wasn't called. You could almost see him being like shocked that that play that flag was not called. Yeah. It was it was a tough play. I think that a lot of rain Rams fans will say that they missed the face masks on our quarterback golf guy masks. Close to the end zone around the around the red zone area. And it wasn't called, you know, so breasts are gonna miss calls. It happens. It just very unfortunate when they play a big factor in a gaming the opposite of a miscall is the right call you look at the patriots game. They missed the call on the roughing the passer to where Tom Brady clearly was not hidden in his helmet was not struck the guy cut hit a as chess. Roughing the passer I down. Yeah. Then the next play or a few plays later. There's all size. Yeah. D- Ford that was a killer that that changes the game. If he doesn't line up in the neutral zone that game is over. And Tom Brady's legacy, which is already said and stone isn't expanded to even further. You know, the, obviously he's considered the greatest quarterback of all time. He has a chance to win six Super Bowl. This'll be as knife appearance in the Super Bowl, but he doesn't even get a chance to make the Super Bowl if the guy's Atlanta in the neutral zone. So it just kinda crazy how life works and how certain plays certain things that happened throughout a game. Kind of a fact the future and history there so little room for air and football is a one game series. You get one game. And and for guy like drew Brees at forty years old. He's had you know, perhaps the best season of his career, obviously, he's won a Super Bowl. But this was this was supposed to be his next opportunity. And who knows if we'll ever get another one. It's got to be debilitating. It's gotta be you look at the the chiefs. They don't even get a chance to get the ball. People. Wanna reevaluate the rules? In overtime to where it Patrick Mahomes gets a chance to get the ball. In overtime is literally a coin flip decided his fate. Imagine. If they would have got the coin flip. He gets the ball. He changes the kind of the course of history because I think he's good enough to drive down the field in score. Touchdown. I think the bigger thing with Kansas City is just that their defense just got worse and worse, and they got exposed. And obviously like we have we have Tom Brady who's this legend of of the game and is going to go down as probably the the best quarterback ever. And to see what he did was does not take anything away from it. But I I do I do wish that the NFL overtime rules were different. I really do because to see Mahomes, like the fact that we as fans didn't get to see that is just so unfortunate. I I don't know if it's if it's worth changing them to the college rules, or whatever it is. But you gotta have it's better than it was when it was just a field goal on a team could go twenty five yards. But but to not have to not give a homes that opportunity is..
"cj mccollum" Discussed on Pull Up with CJ McCollum
"Approaching February seventh this feels like every year. It feels like there's going to be big names moved. And sometimes there are sometimes there, aren't, but what is a constant is that players are going to be the subject of of rumors. It always happens. And you're it's completely out of your control. How much have you learned CJ to to not worry about that? And to just keep your head down. And then have have other guys come to you in ask for advice on something. Like this. Yeah. I think it's just important that you understand. It's a business. And I think my colleague a great job of addressing that today when they talk to him about it. It's two part of the business. It's unfortunate that it has to happen. Obviously, you never wanna see guys get traded up rooted from from their homes a lot of people have families comfort zones in your in a situation oftentimes, you're happy. But is the sad part of the business to where an organization has to do. What's best for them? The players have to do is best for themselves in sometimes that involves a trade to where you lose a teammate. You lose your friend and haven't been in NBA for six years. Now, I've seen teammates get traded to to better situations in I've seen teammates traded to situations where it's not necessarily the best fit for them. But all in all you just hope that if someone does get moved. He opens to a situation where they can flourish or they can be their best self in display their total game. And I think that no one's really talked about it because we have a pretty mature team to where we understand that. Anything is possible happen washed the league in in seeing some of the things that have happened up to this point. You know, you see, obviously, the Blake Griffin trade something that happened in the past season to where guy signs a five year deal. Tell stories about how they'd like to see him hanging jersey in the rafters retired as clipper and then four months later. He's traded to the Detroit Pistons so things happened in this business. Tomorrow Rosen gets traded as well, you know, after being promised to be a staple in Toronto's history after a tenure eleven year career it happens. You just have to be able to move forward. Stay positive in control. The controllables has anything ever happened on the the deadline where you one of your teammates was moved though. And you were really surprised because you didn't see it coming. Yeah. I mean, I didn't think we'll bar. It was going to get traded. I didn't think Thomas Robinson was gonna get traded. I didn't think Navali was gonna get traded. I didn't think Blake Griffin was going to trade it, you know, having the same age in in being friends with him having that relationship. I'm sure there'll be some more surprises. This upcoming trade deadline not not necessarily with our team. But I think across the league I think there's going to be some movement or whether that be players picks monetary value. Something's going to happen, obviously. Carmelo Anthony's free agent as well. So something could happen for him during the trade deadline. But I just think that it said man, I don't think people realize what it's like to turn on the TV in here. Rumors about getting traded like imagine you worked for USPS. Right. There's rumors that he SPN's may not necessarily be happy with your production. And they start comparing to other players in saying who you should be traded for or you take another job like apple or Google, and they start comparing co workers together a insane. Like what their salaries are how much they make how much they make and what type of trade parents should be offered for them to leave gogo or to leave. Apple think we're the only world in sports to where your salaries are made public. Your value is is criticized. Sd often and you have to be strong..
"cj mccollum" Discussed on Pull Up with CJ McCollum
"And I think that when questions I always ask that the guest is, you know, from over a health and wellbeing standpoint, what type of things do you do when you're stressed out or where you're going through inside when you're going through about two depression because we all go through at some point or another do you do hot yoga, do you meditate? You know, what are some of the the measures? You take the kind of center yourself when when things are aren't going the way you wanted to I'm kind of a data to this reverse therapy. Process for me. I think one of the best things I ever did was riding my book. Now, the feelings I have now as a thirty seven year old man or John sickly different than the feelings. I had you know, three now four years ago when I wrote the book, I'm different person. But I think it was the first time that I forced myself to pay attention to how I moved in who I was in those moments when I moved the way I did in. I think writing it down and forcing myself to reflect upon it. And to think about you know, what what incubated that feeling are hardest that or stray shin or not depression, or 'i societas so much of myself with what I did it was one the most cathartic experiences of my life. And it's allow. Me to recognize that I not perfect, man. Like, I try to watch as much fall as I can I try to you look at who people are psychologically and understand. Maybe why they do the things that they do. And you know, there are a lot of times you could be wrong, and I'm okay with being wrong. I'm I'm I'm not perfect. And I think the more that I meant to myself, and sometimes I talk openly about this kind of stuff is because I'm doing it helps me evolve and help take a team to grow into a better person. I think too many times in our world people will just supress their anger or frustration. And it'd be it'd be don't provide yourself with an outlet you never allow yourself. We opportunity to work through those emotions, right? And I think through the most important word because in order to be good at anything you have to work through things you have to work through having a shooting song or work through an injury. And I think through also is another word that provides perspective because if you're working through something that means. He'd been fortunate to have the opportunity to work through something you are still here to do. So and for me after almost dying. I'm like, okay, cool. I'm still here. Like as long as I'm here. I have a chance to be better in a chance to to work on me. So I don't think I ever wanna take for granted that time again. That's that's wonderful. That's what my I read somewhere. J of. You said I'm quote you. I hope people remind me of my accident every day of my life because that means I'm a prime example of somebody who had it and lost everything and may not have gotten it back in the same capacity. But still reinvented myself. Do you still feel that way? Now, I think I felt that way back then and I was in the process of doing that. I think now that being reminded him accident is still good versus my leg. Reminds me of my accident every single day, regardless of whether people do have gone through and pain for the rest of my life and have to deal with it..
"cj mccollum" Discussed on Pull Up with CJ McCollum
"Okay. Back to the show. I think it's so interesting how you could be in college. Get drafted to play baseball take your signing bonus. And go back and play another score. I think that is so crazy how you can do Murray Eller Murray you can do that. But but you can't monetize your own brand. But you can take money from a professional team and go back and play another sport. Like that is insane. To me since Colin Murray has done it. We have to discuss if he's making the right decision or not looking at where he potentially could be drafted could be the number one pick could be a top ten pick for sure probably a lot for the first round. Is he making the right decision? Or is he holding as hostage and trying to get that guaranteed fifteen made before backing out and going to play baseball. I mean, I hope it's a ladder because that would just be amazing when I fe- athletes poll assassin like moves like that. Like, I I I I'll see I can't tell you this you knowing that makes me so excited because I think culturally things are shifting for athletes right now where we have to learn how to play this game of business in. Thrive in it. And you know, for me, I I want collared do whatever he wants to do. I personally I don't like being hit. But you know, I've also I I've seen greenie make the statement on get up that, you know, I it's it's rare that QB's have, you know, career ending injuries know other than like, Alex Smith. I just happened. Right. You know, but for me at least five eight like, I don't know what kind of old line you're gonna get if you get drafted. You're gonna go to a bad team. You get hit the wrong way, or, you know, hidden away where you can't be as quick in the pocket or move around anymore. I don't know maybe baseball seems that that route. Plus, it's guaranteed money for baseball rather than you get your signing bonus for football. But still I still can't believe that CBS is done that way for them. But I I don't know..
"cj mccollum" Discussed on Pull Up with CJ McCollum
"And more consolidated. I mean, it could get even more explosive than what it is. Now. It's just crazy to say to me, it's crazy to say to me like I wish that, you know, there were deals back. Then I mean, if I played that long, but there is a chance to have a deal for five years two hundred thirty million dollars. You know, what I mean like guys are getting five years eighty five and I was a lot of money back. Then like, I if if networks or Amazon or Hulu or some of these giants apple decides to ever get into the live sporting peas writes think about what that could be down the line is this game is so fast. And you know, I think one of the. Fascinating. Things to watch happen is how you know. There's other additional sources of revenue that you're gonna see these leagues. Go after you know, if it's you know, them getting a percentage of you know, gambling. That's going to happen. How are you going to build out in arena gambling experiences for people, you know, that tend to be part of it? What you do what's going to happen with CBD is that becomes, you know, legalize in different states. And you know, the NBA gonna become progressive enough to take a piece of that. If they allow or dictate to what degree you can use that as far as you know, pain managment relief there. There's so many the growth opportunity for the league is ridiculous. It really is. We're just continue to develop more platforms from watch you guys. And it's the hottest ticket. There is right now sports also like I watched the game. I have you guys done a VR game yet virtual reality because I watched a VR game last week with a device is one hundred fifty. Two hundred device, and it was an incredible experience. Has you guys done that yet? I haven't watched a full game. But I've been able to see like clips in virtual reality. It looks like you said it was crazy on the court. It looks like you're there. Then seemed Brill CJ though. Did it seem real it? Yes. I couldn't believe that. I was in my living room to your point JJ about the NBA growing. I wonder like if you had access to this when you were playing specifically with social media. How would it have helped or hurt or hurt you when you were playing as a as a twenty one year old in the NBA? I did some stupid stuff in college. I'm happy as hell that I think I would have I would have adapted to adjust accordingly. Because I was very cognizant of where I wanted to be. But you know, now, it's I try to tell I try to tell people all the time, you know. And obviously us doing the show the boardroom which is so cool Jordan what we're doing with that. And just kind of talking about business and different things. I think now athletes are starting to become programmed extremely differently from young age where you start to recognize brand. Like, you know, it'd be all overtime or you know, some of these other entities. Follow high school sports. You see kids who are branding themselves with hoop. Knicks videos with you know, how they're cutting it with different editors, and they're creating that from the time they're like fifteen sixteen. So I think, you know, one of the things that kids understand is that, you know, your business is your life, like, so, you know, the same way we could be having a conversation with somebody about, you know, the brand of their business when you do what we do on the media side or professional athletes. I your brand is your. Yourself. So you know, if you put yourself in a predicament that affects your brand which affects your bottom line. You can't drive EBA anymore. So I think that's been one of the most fascinating things to see that kids are talking and acting like that from an earlier stage. So I wish I would have done on that train because I think a lot of things are going to have to change. I don't know why if you're a high school kid, and you know, a couple of million followers or close to a million, and you can't monetize off that without forgoing your eligibility, which is so Philly against if it's a business we need to treat it as a business all the way around. Okay. Let's take a quick break to talk about wicks.
"cj mccollum" Discussed on Pull Up with CJ McCollum
"But he doesn't have a lot of lift when he played even when he shoots like, you know, he doesn't go straight up and down like you don't see his follow-through, go high. It goes like it's more like an angle towards his target, which he doesn't get a lot of lift. And I think that's going to be the question for him. If he can find ways to kind of get around that I agree with you, Jay. I'm not worried about the county though. I think from an aggressive standpoint that's his mentality. He's an aggressive score. He's an aggressive attack, you tax the basket. And as you said Zaire scores in transition camps kind of shy. You know, he's not as aggressive as the rest of them. I think that bear has that alpha mentality in terms of our win. Have course, set. I can get by me. I'm going to try to generate offense four. So I think from a professional standpoint you're looking at how he translated NBA he has the size. He has the strength death lettuce. Ism is coming along. And he's still develop it because he's only eighteen or nineteen years old. But it will be about that jump shots. Jason before it filed through has to be high. He needs to have a floater some type of in-between shot that's at the rim, but not at the rim. If you know what I mean, I think Jay understands what I'm saying. When you get to like three feet you three feet in five feet in him around. The basket you either make a decision to finish at the room or you get a floater off off balance shot or or you stop come to to light. Tony Parker does finish with the floater. So I think those those finish moves will come as he gets older, and as he kind of figures out the lantern athleticism that's going to be at the next level. Look, these are all called birth grass problems. But I they're help hobbies were to have you know, they they have all the town in the world. So turn turn the page a little bit away from going from college. Going back to the NBA we can come back to college and a little bit. Where do you think the state of the NBA is at right now from a social media aspect to national to to global in terms of how the game has continued to grow. I know we're playing games, you know, in other countries now are playing games in China ends mother some of those other places. How do you think the game has grown? What do you think improve upon our game? I think I think basketball is probably the hottest footprint in the world along with soccer right now. I mean, I would say like soccer or football. You know, FU T B O L is a beast of his own worldwide. I think you know basketball is probably the fastest American sport catching up to that worldwide. It's I seen from even a TV perspective. How you know you push that product how the NBA is always relevant with different issues that are happening socially. No going about it differently. There's you know, guys their faces are more valuable available to be associated with issues. And I think I mean revenue is the league is one of the best places it's ever been. All right. And as this market for live TV becomes more.
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"Thanh towns is I coach Sam Mitchell had one year Jimmy Jimmy Butler, you know, traded and now he has a new potentially entirely new staff and a coach that's my age. So it's just odd to me that they would the wolves would do this. Now, it seemed like they were over the the hump not not in wins the losses, but in terms of distractions they had. Kind of moved on from the Butler stuff, and you mentioned talents. He's playing really really. Well, I don't maybe this Wiggins more because he has not played particularly well this year and defensively they've been they've left a lot to be desired. I just don't get the timing of it. That's my biggest question. Mark. May. I think you're right. I think that in due time, maybe some some other truth will come out based on what happened in why the decision was made. Who do you think is the lead to to become the new head coach Minnesota Timberwolves and d think that will affect UCLA search for head coach? Ooh, I like what you did there. I it's very early from the wolves. Because defensively they haven't been very good. But offensively they taken a a significant step backward. As well. And like if you look at not too far down the road, and Milwaukee what coach but has done with the bucks having innovative offense. That's based on movement. You know, that that would make sense to me. I mean, the only guy that's been kind of reported as Monty Williams. I I like him a lot. But it's very early. I wanna see how they play differently under Ryan Saunders. I don't think he's a legitimate head coaching candidates. Not based off reporting just fact that he so inexperienced. But I don't think it really, I guess the UCLA connection you're basing of a what? Well, they're both looking for head coach at the same time. Right. Yeah. But here's what you think of potential NBA coach, the think potential NBA coach will go to UCLA, or do you think they would target Kerr college coaches, well UCLA should be able to get just about anybody. They want at least in terms of a meeting. I don't know if that's still case. But I do think they'll be able to to get MBA coaches ah lease in person for an interview. And I think that's as probably the better idea for them to go way different because they've had a college coach offer for so long. But I guess my question is what's the better job is Minnesota a better job because it's an MBA job or is UCLA a better job. I think it depends on what stage you're at and your career from a financial.
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"I'm sure you've been monitoring Jimmy Butler, and he's one guy that maybe doesn't want to be playing that much longer. And there's a report out see that baller would walk away from basketball at thirty five years old or or in his career thirty four and therefore would only have five years left. So I don't know. It's just this this situation in Philadelphia. And really the Jimmy Butler scenario or saga gets stranger by the day. It seems what is your latest sense of that because it is very dysfunctional that he's only been there, you know, less than a couple of months, and we're already having these types of issues, I think Jimmy just is very outspoken. He's he's always been authentic. He's always been himself. And he says what he thinks I think that in in this particular circumstances situation, if you're twenty nine years old, and you're seeking a five year deal. I don't know if I would necessarily share with everyone that I plan on retiring at thirty four or before thirty four, but you're also talking about a guy who's Austalian caliber all in BA, potentially a first team defender every season hits shots has been known to have legendary workout five six AM while he's traveling the world in joint life. I mean, he's a really good player. It's just about the negative connotations that have surrounded places. He's been I don't know if that's necessarily his fault or. Or he's just in the wrong place at the wrong time. But the fact that just been a lot of negative Clough in certain areas that he's been obviously the Sixers situation with trying to carve out a larger role in the offense. According to Welsh and some of the reports that were leaked these past few weeks. It's just about figuring out the situation like whose F all here. I is this a Antonio Brown situation where this history of being late to meetings and things like that. I don't think so I think this is more. So akeso of him just being outspoken wanting to have a larger role in the offense and also being authentic. You know, as as casual fans a lot of times, we won't players to be real. We don't want cliche answers. We want them to really be themselves. But then when players are themselves players are real employers are authentic when they're cocky and not humble when they are boastful people say, oh, he should be shouldn't be like that. Or he shouldn't answer questions that way. But it's like what do you want? You want the athlete to be honest and genuine or do you want him to give you? Team effort, blah, blah, blah, those types of answers. So I think it's it's a slippery slope. Man, we want we want to understand players and no players, but they went players act like themselves. We question in their integrity. Yeah. And I think it's it's kinda messed up. See I think Jimmy Butler is you know, he has this endless tank of gas. He goes a really hard. He is a clutch player. He's the kind of guy you'd want on your team because he's not afraid of the big moment. In fact, he embraces it. But you know, you start to worry about issues that he's had now obviously in Chicago there were there were significant turmoil, and obviously gar Forman and John Paxson of their own issues. So maybe you excuse it. Then he goes to Minnesota, and apparently isn't happy with Karl Anthony towns or under Wiggins, and you know, Tom tiptoe and now he's in Philadelphia. And I know that they've had their issues. But since he's been there, you think about stability. I mean, elm brand is very well respected around the league Brett Brown. You can criticize. I some of his Xs and os. But he's well liked for the most part by players. I think and then you know, he should be able to Jimmy Butler in theory acquiesce to a degree to Simmons an NBA while also asserting himself, but he was already having problems less than two months in to his tenure in Philadelphia. That's a concern. And it's a even bigger concern considering he says he might retire at thirty five years old, which is in five years. Yeah..
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"If it's made in your kitchen or delivered to you, especially on that on those rookie scale deals. Yeah. You talking about guy a guy who is the second round pit. Yeah. He got he has to be financially smart too. So I commend him for doing some of the things, you know, the right way off the court in budget and not approaching this wrong understanding that this money does not last forever to make grow. Yeah. But what's hard is that okay? On one hand your investment is your body because everything all the income is revolving around your body in terms of its health and its peak performance. But on the other hand, if you overspend or, you know, start going down that path even if it's an investment in your body that can be dangerous as a rookies not making the same as well. Let's say CJ or Dame so or nurk or any of these guys that have are established stars. So that's a tough balance. Do do players ask you about that. Like, not only were they can go to a restaurant. But do do you recommend this chef or what what what kind of foods should I be eating because obviously you had an attrition is. But as somebody that has been around and understand that our guys coming you. Yes. Some guys are are coming to us Damon knife or vice obviously for financial standpoint, there's levels, and you always say staying your financial level. Staying your. Financial zone. But also understand that like you said before certain things that you investigating. I've been officially a career and can help further your career. So you have to be smart about what you're spending things on closer. Nice. It's important to have close. But what you put into your body will allow you to be able to afford more close if you're able to perform at a higher level of able to stay healthy longer..
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"We played the Knicks last night, Jordan, you are someone who resides in New York you've been watching very closely this year ten wins. There's rumors that kristap Porzingis could be wanted by other teams when sure we'd went by other teams in extension seems imminent hasn't come yet. But I would imagine the Knicks are going to extend him. What what are you hearing around the New York area is he going to be a Nick going forward? Or will he be a future San Antonio spur? Will he become into the Western Conference to another team? What do you think's going to happen with his situation? CJ? I think the perception with porzingas is that at twenty three he is a really good in potentially great player. But it's also that maybe he isn't a true number one guy. Maybe he's not a superstar. Maybe he's a complementary piece a really. Good one, but not a Donnie Lee player, and when you have that kind of size, and you start to wonder about feet and knees, and you know, he's already had injury problems. And so I just don't know if. I don't know if he's gonna be the long term solution of superstar that New York needs. I also don't know if he's not going to be a Nick, I mean, if you really think about you know, a homegrown player. He's the best one they've had in a really long time. And so I, you know, the Spurs have been mentioned, obviously that that could be a possibility. But I don't think that's a probability based on the fact that you know, the Knicks. They have a really good young player potentially another one and knocks made me neither kina at twenty years old. Maybe Mitchell Robinson who still a teenager. But porzingas in theory should be the centerpiece of all of it. Yeah..
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"Right. And it was just a matter of opportunity, right? Opportunity. I'm just can't game plan for somebody like here. And then he just really is like a cheat code. Oh, yeah. That's what I call them as we as a team, call them the Chico 'cause he's just too big. No, that's true. He's he's guys skill. He's got touch, and it's it's crazy that he's at big and coordinated able to move can pass Gallo jump hook. Is is crazy how he's just that big and actually has skilled like real skill that translates. Yeah. Well, we were in Detroit. I would I would say it the most. Punctures and it was because we had Andre out there. He played he played a lot. When we got over to LA opportunity last year, we got to play and he just flourish in those minutes, and then just showed everybody where he can do it. And now he's getting his his chances and roll here. So it's been it's been good and here he loves LA himself. So he's he's having a fun time. I think my favorite episode was when you guys were in this Bank class. He was he he was I I seen on Instagram like a while ago. When you try to go in the summertime, they didn't have shoes fit. So I was like wonder where he got the shoes from actually fit on these bikes, and I just pictured like all the women in that's been class. Just the cycle clashes so confused as to like how he's able to ride the bike and just his personality intensive humor throughout the whole thing was just great. It was it was it was a funny episode where there were so many on in in that whole. Larry's, but we can't put him out there. Just because when I get in trouble with customer, whatever. But it was we had that was like when we were filming on that stuff. That was like one of the most of my funny day like that I have been around here, and he just walk around. I'm a movie star. I yeah. You gotta boss you the movie star. He's no him. No movie star. Okay. That was great. But the dinosaurs. The dinosaurs was was legendary all all in Hawaii L. No, cool. That was my first time being on those like RV thing. So I I I was like now what are we doing like training camp? But once we start I was like, oh shoot. This is this was actually it was fun season. How about you? We gotta get you in like acoustic, funniest big like nurk. I mean, you could do something like that America grace has humor. But I think ET's the funniest player I've ever played way like his personalities unbelieveab-. -able? He is he is unlike anyone you ever come in contact with just like the way he comes out with jokes. And then how serious he is. But like. He's just quite Franken in super blunt, man. He just just the funny do so I would say that if if nurk and e t did TV show will be Larry's because obviously you got nerve coming straight from Bosnia. But he he has our slaying down like he has a lot of our wording down understands. Right. So so it will be funny. Just what people see like, you know, nervous. Really one of us started up. You never know, man. Anything is possible. We'll have to I don't know if we can have the the Bobi Toby, but try we're gonna wait see this one. I keep you posted might be calling for some for helping advice with Tobias Gary v. I didn't know that was your guy. He's a he's a good buddy of mine out to Gary he's gonna come on the pod soon. He's one of the he's one of the realist guys out there. So I I'm I'm glad we had that in common. That'd be funny. He's trying to buy the jets as I knew he was trying to buy. I didn't know if he was I knew he was serious about it. But I didn't know he was really really serious. So he really is. He really is. He told me he told me the summary is like, you know, I don't I don't need a jet. I don't need a hotel. I just need the jets. I don't need a private plane. I don't need anything. I want the jets. That's why it works hard. He loves it. Me. Neither is a New York, man. Those those New York jersey guys they love they love the hometowns. They love the hometown sports programs.