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Portland Trail Blazers star - and former journalism major at Lehigh – CJ McCollum hosts Pull Up alongside Jordan Schultz, of "The Boardroom" on ESPN+. Pull Up is a one-of-a-kind show that will give an unmatched look into the NBA and the life of a basketball superstar. CJ has been lauded as the next breakout star in sports media. But why wait till he retires to begin his next career? In Pull Up, CJ will talk about everything from where star players will go in free agency, to what it’s like to drop 50, to his favorite glass of wine. Pull Up will provide unmatched NBA access, plenty of laughs, and world-class guests in an unprecedented sports podcast showcasing an NBA and media star at the height of his career.

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Portland Trail Blazers star - and former journalism major at Lehigh – CJ McCollum hosts Pull Up alongside Jordan Schultz, of "The Boardroom" on ESPN+. Pull Up is a one-of-a-kind show that will give an unmatched look into the NBA and the life of a basketball superstar. CJ has been lauded as the next breakout star in sports media. But why wait till he retires to begin his next career? In Pull Up, CJ will talk about everything from where star players will go in free agency, to what it’s like to drop 50, to his favorite glass of wine. Pull Up will provide unmatched NBA access, plenty of laughs, and world-class guests in an unprecedented sports podcast showcasing an NBA and media star at the height of his career.

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Best podcast out there

By Vrojo - Feb 18 2020
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Not to serious. But it is fun

Best there is

By buzzcityhornets - Feb 02 2020
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Love it every week both CJ AND JORDAN are so good together! Pull up for life 👌🏻

iTunes Ratings

1715 Ratings
Average Ratings
1588
57
23
11
36

Best podcast out there

By Vrojo - Feb 18 2020
Read more
Not to serious. But it is fun

Best there is

By buzzcityhornets - Feb 02 2020
Read more
Love it every week both CJ AND JORDAN are so good together! Pull up for life 👌🏻
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Pull Up with CJ McCollum

Latest release on Feb 20, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Damian Lillard Joins The Show To Break Down His Epic Buzzer Beater

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CJ and Jordan are joined by Damian Lillard to about his epic Game 5 buzzer beater that eliminated the Oklahoma City Thunder from playoff contention. CJ, Jordan and Damian also discuss Paul George’s post-game comments, OKC’s ongoing smack-talk throughout the series, and what this win means for the city of Portland.

Apr 25 2019

56mins

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Rank #2: Thoughts on the Blazers' First Round Exit, the Jazz are Legit, and Talking J Cole's New Album

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On this week's show, CJ reacts to the Blazers getting swept by the Pelicans, and talks about the adjustments he plans to make heading into next season. Also, the gift and the curse that is social media--is it a problem for players come playoff time?

Next, CJ and Jordan took a look at the rest of the playoff picture, breaking down the Jazz offense in great detail, and showing Anthony Davis a ton of love.

Plus, the return of CJ's Wine Cellar, a new game called Pick Your Poison, some fan questions, and thoughts on J Cole's new album.

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Thanks to this week's sponsor, SeatGeek. Get $20 off your first purchase by using the promo code PULLUP

Apr 25 2018

49mins

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Rank #3: Draymond Green Talks NBA Trade Deadline, Rudy Gobert's All-Star Game Reaction, and How the Warriors May Look Different After This Summer

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On this week's show...

We had on three-time NBA champ and 2017 Defensive Player of the Year, Draymond Green. Draymond talked about being fueled by doubt, the role luck has played in Golden State's success, the upcoming trade deadline, and why Boogie Cousins is so misunderstood.

He also elaborated on his Rudy Gobert All-Star tweet, and talked about the possibility that Golden State's roster sees significant changes after this upcoming summer...

...PULL UP.

Feb 06 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #4: Evan Turner on Talking to CJ Before Signing with Portland, His Time at Ohio State, and Whether or Not a Man Landed on the Moon

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Welcome to another edition of Pull Up, the Marcus Smart episode, to be exact. This week, CJ is joined, in person, by Blazers teammate, and former Buckeye, Evan Turner.

Evan spoke about his childhood in Chicago and evolving into the player he is today, the conversations he had with CJ prior to signing in Portland, breaking his back, and his love for Ohio State University.

Also, ET weighed in on the best Christmas song of all-time, his love of art, and whether or not man has ever set foot on the moon.

Let's go, it's time to...

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Oh, and don't forget: Answer the trivia question from today's show on the Pull Up Twitter feed (reply under the pinned tweet) for a chance to win some CJ Li Ning gear. Good luck!

Dec 12 2018

1hr 20mins

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Rank #5: Stephen Jackson Talks Jimmy Butler, What Really Happened with Andrew Wiggins, and the Impact Stephon Marbury Had on His Career

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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, when he arrived in New Jersey.

Let's go, it's time to ...

PULL UP.

Sep 26 2018

54mins

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Rank #6: Carmelo Anthony’s Return, Back-to-Backs in the NBA, Luka Doncic’s Dominance

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Carmelo Anthony is back in the NBA and joins a Portland Trail Blazers team who couldn’t be more excited to have him on the court! CJ talks about how he’s acclimating into the roster and the roles he can fill for the Trail Blazers this season. Plus, back-to-backs in the NBA can be both mentally and physically draining for players in the NBA. CJ breaks down how he manages his schedule during tough stretches and how he recovers after playing such demanding games back-to-back. CJ and Jordan also discuss the skill of Luka Doncic and how a 20-year-old player can already be this good. All that and more on this week’s episode!

Nov 21 2019

52mins

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Rank #7: Kevin Love, Part 1: The Three Phases Of His Career

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CJ and Jordan are joined by former NBA Champion and current star of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kevin Love! In the first edition of this two part series, Kevin, CJ and Jordan talk about each phase of Kevin's career. From his humble beginnings in Oregon to winning a championship with Lebron James, find out who and what motivated Kevin Love to become the player he is today!

Aug 14 2019

44mins

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Rank #8: KAT vs. Embiid, NBA Rookies, Stumptown

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Karl Anthony Towns and Joel Embiid got into what CJ calls the “million dollar hug.” CJ and Jordan react to the fight in Philadelphia on Tuesday and what the suspensions mean for both the 76ers and the Timberwolves. The 2019 rookies are living up to their hype, but there are a certain few that have really impressed the guys. Plus, is CJ getting into acting? Listen to what he has to say about his cameo on ABC’s “Stumptown.”

Nov 01 2019

49mins

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Rank #9: Post-Season Address, Drake Sidelined in Toronto, All NBA Snubs

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

May 23 2019

58mins

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Rank #10: “Rich Paul Rule,” Adrian Wojnarowski

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On this special episode of Pull Up, CJ and Jordan talk about the controversial “Rich Paul Rule” and what that means for the NCAA. The also talk about Metta World Peace’s chances at making the NBA Hall of Fame and the legacy of Vince Carter. Plus, CJ is very excited to welcome on Mr. Woj Bomb himself, Adrian Wojnarowski!

Aug 08 2019

54mins

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Rank #11: James Harden is a Monster, Horford is Underappreciated, Lance vs. LeBron, and Will Baker Mayfield Thrive in Cleveland?

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On this week's show, CJ and Jordan talk LeBron vs. Lance, Russ' interactions with Jazz fans, Al Horford being underappreciated, and Terry Rozier's Drew Bledsoe jersey. Also, Jordan tries to get CJ to compare himself to James Harden, we play a new game called "Bet or No Way," and the Browns drafted Baker Mayfield! Was that the right pick?

We've got a lot to cover...

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Follow CJ @CJMcCollum on FB/Twitter and @3jmccollum on Instagram.

Follow Jordan @Schultz_Report on Twitter and Insta.
Special thanks to this week's sponsor, Travel Portland.

May 02 2018

48mins

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Rank #12: The Anthony Davis Situation, CJ's First Triple-Double, Vince Carter's Thoughts on Winning a Ring, and Super Bowl Predictions

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On this week's show...

CJ is fresh off his first ever triple-double and talks about the entire experience. Also, the guys break down the AD situation--why does he want to be traded now? Is LA the best landing place? Plus, Vince Carter has strong feelings about ring chasing,, CJ talks about the importance of keeping your circle tight and knowing when to say no, and Jordan briefly weighs in on his family's big week.

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Jan 30 2019

50mins

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Rank #13: EPIC Game 7 Recap, Western Conference Finals Preview

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CJ McCollum and the Portland Trailblazers are heading to the 2019 NBA Western Conference Finals for the first time in 19 years! On this special episode CJ and Jordan talk about his EPIC game 7 performance, preview the Western Conference Finals against a tough Golden State Warriors team, discuss Kawhi Leonard's insane buzzer beater, and theorize what's going to happen on the season finale of Game of Thrones!

May 13 2019

35mins

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Rank #14: Donovan Mitchell on Being Compared to Dwyane Wade, Why He Wears Number 45, and His Approach to Year Two in the NBA

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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 some of this year's rookies, and on the recent passing of Blazers and Seahawks owner, Paul Allen.

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Oct 17 2018

52mins

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Rank #15: Reactions to Round One of NBA Playoffs

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In this episode of Pull Up, CJ McCollum recaps the Blazers tough Game One loss and explains how he and his teammates plan to turn it around for the remainder of the series.

Then Jordan Schultz and CJ run through other compelling storylines across both conferences, including:

-How Victor Oladipo re-invented himself

-The 76ers threat to go deep in the postseason

-How Rajon Rondo and Jrue Holiday are difficult to match up against

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Apr 17 2018

43mins

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Rank #16: Westbrook Trade, Tim Anderson

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

Jul 18 2019

57mins

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Rank #17: Regular Season Is Here, Sticking Around In The NBA, CJ’s Dream Team

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The NBA is back as regular season games kicked off this week! CJ and Jordan talk about Kyrie Irving’s huge opener, Karl Anthony Town’s offensive prowess, and which veterans had the biggest impact on CJ when he first started out in the league. CJ also reflects on how players can maintain longevity throughout their careers and what habits are important to adopt when entering the NBA.

Oct 26 2019

33mins

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Rank #18: Stephen A. Smith Talks Markelle Fultz, Darius Bazley and the G League, His Bond with Skip, and KD vs. The Brow

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This week's show is a day late, but it'll be worth the wait because CJ and Jordan got to spend some time with one of the most outspoken and charismatic men in all of sports, Stephen A. Smith.

As you may imagine, Stephen A. had plenty to say about plenty...The 76ers and Markelle FultzThe teams that will make the playoffs from the Western ConferenceThe Darius Bazley SituationWhether he'd prefer Kevin Durant or Anthony Davis, over the next five years
...and much more.

Prepare to be entertained, it's time to...

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Oct 25 2018

46mins

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Rank #19: Contract Extension, Gary Vaynerchuk

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CJ talks about his recent extension with the Portland Trailblazers and how grateful he is to play the game he loves. CJ and Jordan also talk about David Griffin’s comments regarding Lebron James’ competitiveness. Also, the Pull Up Pod is happy to welcome special guest Gary Vaynerchuk to the show! Gary is here to talk about the NBA, Basketball Cards, and the first Uber ride ever taken in New York City.

Aug 02 2019

55mins

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Rank #20: Jimmy Butler's Retirement Timeline, Thoughts on T-Wolves Next Coach, the Importance of Diet at This Point in the Season, and Would CJ Ever Coach?

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Welcome to the 40th edition of Pull Up (the Kurt Thomas episode). On this week's show CJ and Jordan are talking...
The young talent on the Knicks rosterJimmy Butler's thoughts on retirementHow NBA players are usually feeling at this point in the seasonThe importance of diet, especially for rookiesAnd would CJ ever coach?
Plus, Thibs' replacement in Minnesota and predictions for all of the NFL's upcoming divisional games, and would CJ.

Let's go, it's time to...

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Jan 09 2019

54mins

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