Rank #1: Kevin Durant, Part One: Adjusting to Life as a Warrior, Dealing With Social Media, and Thoughts on the Addition of Boogie Cousins
On this week's show, CJ is joined by two-time NBA Champion and Finals MVP, Kevin Durant In Part One of their two-part interview, KD talks about his decision to sign with the Warriors and acclimating to a new life out west, navigating social media, his offseason routine, and how he reacted to the news that Golden State signed Boogie Cousins. Also, Kevin touches on his relationship with Russell Westbrook, and Jordan, who's on vacation, chimes in with a couple of questions. Let's go! it's time to... PULL UP. Special thanks to this week's sponsor, Wolf and Shepherd. Get 10% off your first order by using the promo code PULLUP.
Rank #2: Thoughts on the Blazers' First Round Exit, the Jazz are Legit, and Talking J Cole's New Album
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. PULL UP! Follow CJ @CJMcCollum on FB/Twitter and @3jmccollum on Instagram. Follow Jordan @Schultz_Report on Twitter and Insta. Thanks to this week's sponsor, SeatGeek. Get $20 off your first purchase by using the promo code PULLUP
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
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.
Rank #4: Kevin Durant, Part Two: NBA Mount Rushmore, Playing College Ball, and the Toughest Players to Play Against
On this week's show, CJ is joined, once again, by the one and only, Kevin Durant In Part Two of their interview, KD weighs in on his NBA Mount Rushmore, talks with CJ about what it was like playing college ball, and lists some of the league's toughest players to play against. Also, Kevin and CJ debate whether or not being a starter matters, and Jordan, who's still on vacation, has a question for KD about Golden State's continuous drive to win. Let's go! it's time to... PULL UP. Special thanks to this week's sponsor, Wolf and Shepherd. Get 10% off your first order by using the promo code PULLUP.
Rank #5: The Anthony Davis Situation, CJ's First Triple-Double, Vince Carter's Thoughts on Winning a Ring, and Super Bowl Predictions
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.PULL UP.
Rank #6: 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
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... PULL UP! 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!
Rank #7: James Harden is a Monster, Horford is Underappreciated, Lance vs. LeBron, and Will Baker Mayfield Thrive in Cleveland?
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... PULL UP! 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.
Rank #8: Reactions to Round One of NBA Playoffs
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 We want to thank our sponsor this week, Away Travel. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your shows. Please rate and review the show (it helps us get the word out)! Follow us on FB/Twitter/Insta @PullUpPod. Follow CJ @CJMcCollum on FB/Twitter and @3jmccollum on Instagram. Follow Jordan @Schultz_Report on Twitter and Insta. PULL UP!!!
Rank #9: Jaylen Brown on Being "Too Smart," Writing a Book, NBA 2K Ratings, and What to Expect From the Celtics in 2019
On this week's show... CJ and Jordan are joined by Boston Celtics shooting guard, Jaylen Brown. Brown talked to the guys about entering the draft without an agent, being considered "too smart," the impact mediation has had on his life, and his desire to write a book. Also, Jaylen and CJ discuss NBA 2K ratings, Booray and plane gambling, Jaylen's free throws, and CJ's time as a karate master. Let's go! it's time to... PULL UP.
Rank #10: Dame and Nurkic vs. Russ, Dealing with the NBA Trade Deadline as a Player, and Early Thoughts on the Super Bowl
On this week's show, number 42--shout out to Jackie Robinson--CJ and Jordan catch up on all things NBA, including...- Dame and Nurkic getting into it with Russ Westbrook- Devin Booker getting into it with Gorgui Dieng.- The NBA trade deadline, and the ways in which trade rumors, and eventual trades, impact players....and much more.Plus, the guys talk about the brutal calls in the NFL's Conference Championship games, Mahomes not getting the ball in overtime, and Todd Gurley's usage in the Super Bowl.PULL UP!
Rank #11: Kemba Walker on Tony Parker's Impact, Coach Calhoun, UConn's 2011 National Title Run, and NBA Halloween Costumes
Happy Halloween! Well, this episode of Pull Up was recorded on Halloween, at least, and featured the pride of The BX, UConn legend, and Charlotte Hornet star Kemba Walker. Kemba talked CJ and Jordan through UConn's 2011 title run and his mindset during that time, when it was obvious to the world that he was ready for the NBA. He also spoke on what it's going to take for the Hornets to be consistent and successful, how he trained during an offseason where he was fully healthy, and the profound impact that Tony Parker has had on the team, since coming over from San Antonio. Plus, CJ, Jordan, and Kemba talk a little Halloween, and we take you to the wine corner. Let's go, it's time to... PULL UP.
Rank #12: Jay Williams on This Year's Duke Team, James Harden's Ridiculous Season, and the Team He'd Want to Play For in Today's NBA
Welcome to episode 41 of Pull Up--shout out to Dirk Nowitzki. On this week's show, CJ and Jordan talk to former Duke legend and Chicago Bull, Jay Williams. Jay was ready for an interview full of Duke-Lehigh jokes, but instead the guys talked about the current state of basketball--Zion and Duke, James Harden's monster year, and which team Jay would want to play on in today's NBA. Plus, thoughts on Kyler Murray's decision, Jay's relationship with Coach K., and the best trash talkers from Jay and CJ's respective eras. Let's go, it's time to PULL UP.
Rank #13: Stephen Jackson Talks Jimmy Butler, What Really Happened with Andrew Wiggins, and the Impact Stephon Marbury Had on His Career
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.
Rank #14: Andre Drummond, Rockets-Warriors, and How Gambling Ruling Could Impact NBA
On this week's show, CJ and Jordan are joined by Pistons Center Andre Drummond, who talks about his offseason training, shooting more threes, and his rap career, before answering a bunch of rapid-fire questions. Also, the Rockets are already having a tough time with the Warriors, how legal gambling could impact the NBA, and what would it take for KD to enter the GOAT discussion? Let's go, it's time to... PULL UP! Follow CJ @CJMcCollum on FB/Twitter and @3jmccollum on Instagram. Follow Jordan @Schultz_Report on Twitter and Insta.
Rank #15: 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?
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... PULL UP