CJ breaks down each of the Conference Finals series and shares some insight into the Warriors dynasty. Then, CJ brings on special guest Adam Cheyer. Adam is the co-founder of Siri Inc. and a founding member of Change.org. He's also a massive basketball fan! All that, plus CJ shares his thoughts on Patrick Beverely's recent media appearances, the draft lottery, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 05/20/22
Published 05/06/22
CJ opens with his feelings on the end of his season, the loss to the Suns, and where the Pelicans go from here. Then, he breaks down the 2nd round series' and lists his top 5 players left in the playoffs. Larry Nance Jr. then joins the show for a deep-dive interview! All that, plus a listener mailbag to wrap things up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 05/06/22
CJ discusses the Pelicans play-in matchup against the Spurs, what the preparation and approach looks like, and what he's telling the young guys. Then, CJ breaks down the other play-in games and forthcoming playoff series, sharing what each team needs to do to win before making his official predictions. Lastly, CJ makes his selections for DPOY, ROY, MIP, MVP, and First Team All-NBA! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 04/13/22
CJ discusses his return to Portland before going deep into the incredible journey, basketball motivation, and life perspectives of his Pelicans teammate Jose Alvarado.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 04/01/22
CJ opens by updating everyone on his time in protocol. Then, CJ breaks down the recent scoring barrage in the league and highlights Kyrie's greatness before naming his top 3 guys that will join the 60-point club next. Next, CJ reminisces about beating Duke in the NCAA Tournament 10 years ago, picks the league MVP, and puts himself in the shoes of Steve Kerr. Pull Up! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 03/17/22
CJ discusses the recent successes of the Pelicans and touches on the Zion situation. Next, CJ dives into Ja Morant's game and shares his top 5 "must-see-TV" players in the league right now. Then, CJ dishes on the Elam Ending, expresses his disappointment about the unlikelihood of Ben Simmons playing against the Sixers on March 10, and raves about how the new-look Sixers have played thus far. All that, plus will teams in the East begin to start resting guys to avoid the Nets in a round 1...
Published 03/04/22
CJ opens discussing his trade, his article in the The Players' Tribune, and his first few days in NOLA. Then, CJ shares his thoughts on the blockbuster trade between the Nets and Sixers from all angles, pulls up on the Celtics win streak, and serves an L to the Lakers and Warriors before giving a dub to DeMar DeRozan. All that, plus people aren't talking about Giannis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 02/17/22
CJ discusses the Blazers outlook heading into the trade deadline, his thoughts on the NBA All-Star selections, and gives his Super Bowl takes. Then, CJ dishes on Ben Simmons after reading the Ramona Shelburne article. All that, plus the spiraling Nets and MVP Embiid.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 02/04/22
Be a “Fly on the Wall” as Saturday Night Live alumni Dana Carvey and David Spade take you behind the scenes to reminisce about the most memorable stories and moments with friends of the show. In each episode, you’ll hear from your favorite cast members, hosts, writers, and musical guests as they share never-before told stories about their careers; including how they made their way to the show and how being a part SNL’s cultural history has impacted their lives beyond the show. Fly on the Wall...
Published 01/26/22
We're back! CJ is now a father and he's back on the court. He addresses the latest for him and the Blazers before taking a deep dive into his two most interesting teams this season. Then, CJ shares his thoughts on Russell Westbrook, Kyrie is back and the Nets have action, Simmons and the Sixers are both losing, and Devin Booker has mascot beef. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 01/19/22
CJ discusses how he’s prepping for his first baby and gives an update on his injury. Then, he gives an update on conversations the NBPA and the league have had about the current Covid situation, before talking about the G-leaguers and veterans that are getting unexpected opportunities. Plus, a new Hall of Fame nomination pool, a 1-armed kid getting D1 offers, the struggling Lakers, and Mailbag! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 12/23/21
CJ addresses his recent injury news, the heavily scrutinized Blazers, and the impact of Covid on the NBA. Then, 4x NBA All Star DeMar DeRozan joins the show to discuss growing up in Compton, what he learned from Pop in San Antonio, early season NBA awards, his favorite Drake and Kyle Lowry stories, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 12/10/21
CJ opens with a discussion on the Blazers recent win streak and the increasing parity in the NBA. Then, CJ shares his thoughts on the Lebron James / Isaiah Stewart tussle, before the dub and L of the week. Plus, more mailbag! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 11/23/21
CJ breaks down some of the Blazers' early season struggles, gives his analysis of the Jokic/Morris altercation, and digs into the Celtics drama and players only meetings. Plus, what does CJ make of his guy Odell leaving the Browns? Then, CJ praises the Warriors’ hot start and discusses the John Wall contract situation before answering some fan-submitted questions.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 11/12/21
The Blazers have started 1-2 but CJ is playing well and discusses how to stay even-keeled in a long season. The league’s new changes to the way fouls are interpreted have led to noticeable differences in the early part of the season. CJ shares his thoughts. Plus, CJ has been teammates with 2 players named to the NBA’s Top 75 of All Time list, what separates them and who does he think got snubbed? Then, the Lakers scuffle has highlighted some tensions in LA, and is Miles Bridges the favorite...
Published 10/26/21
CJ and the Blazers are prepping for the regular season under a new coach, and he discusses that process and what’s to come this year. Plus, Simmons finally shows up in Philly after a drama-filled offseason with the team, how his teammates and the fans are going to respond. The Kyrie situation has caught attention from everyone, why his “personal decision” isn’t personal at all, and how the Nets will fare without him. Then, season predictions as we gear up for the regular season, D-Wade’s son...
Published 10/15/21
CJ is back after Portland’s Media Day talking about gearing up for the regular season. Preparing with new teammates, new coaches, and new plays heading into the season. Plus, 30th birthday celebrations, and an a trip to the Cleveland sidelines to watch the Browns take on the Bears. Then CJ dishes on the latest vaccine situations in the NBA and how his role as the NBPA President factors in, and addresses rumors about a Ben Simmons trade. Plus, Klay Thompson looks like he could be back on the...
Published 09/30/21
John Wall and the Rockets are working on a deal to trade Wall, where could he land and what will he bring to a new deal? Aaron Gordon gets the bag on a new 4-year deal, how the Nuggets are shaping up in the West especially when Murray returns. Plus, the 2021 Hall of Fame class is inducted, CJ shares his thoughts on a few of the members. Then, ESPN’s Adam Schefter joins CJ for a side of him you won’t get on any NFL shows. The guys talk about the importance of relationships in business and...
Published 09/16/21
CJ sits down with 6x NBA All-Star and Raptors legend Kyle Lowry. Kyle talks about how he got into the game from his brother searching newspaper articles for basketball tryouts, how he’s grown his game over the years, winning the championship in Toronto and what that team and city meant to him, and his last season with Toronto and his move to Miami. Plus, he shares some wild stories about Drake from his time in Canada, dishes on his top 3 most difficult guards to face in the league, and much...
Published 09/01/21
CJ discusses his new role as NBPA President, what it means, and what he hopes to accomplish at the helm. Plus, more free agency moves, with guys like Kawhi, Embiid, Rozier, and Smart getting new deals. Who were the winners and losers of free agency? Also what happened with Dennis Schroder? Drama in 2018 with KD, Draymond, and the Warriors, CJ talks about what he remembers with that situation. The NBA early season schedule is out, and Isaiah Thomas has been getting buckets in pro-am games,...
Published 08/20/21
It’s been a wild few days in free agency. Melo and a few other Blazers leave while new guys join. Lakers add Westbrook and a ton of veterans. The Knicks, Heat, Bulls, and Hawks all make splashes trying to contend with the Bucks and Nets in the East. Major bag alert for Steph Curry with his 2nd $200M contract, and Team USA goes for gold.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 08/06/21
The Bucks are your 2021 NBA Champions. The one and only (and friend of the podcast) Adrian Wojnarowski stops by and shares some incredible stories about Giannis’ legendary performance, his humble beginnings from a poor kid in Greece and his development over the years, how the Bucks were able to construct a championship team with only 1 lottery pick, what this means for small markets and the shape of the league going forward. Plus, the future of the Suns and their stars, and some names to look...
Published 07/22/21
The Bucks have come back to tie the series after going down 0-2 to the Suns. Who has the advantage now? Team USA drops a few exhibition games heading into the Olympics, how concerned should they be. Plus, looking at some of the biggest steals in the draft over the past few years, Space Jam 2 is set to be released, and what’s the deal with Scott Foster and CP3? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 07/16/21
Game 2 between the Suns and Clippers was possibly the craziest game in the last 5 years. CJ breaks down everything, from the back and forth shots, to the replays, interpreting the rules, the wild final play, and more. Plus, the Nets collapse and lose to the Bucks in 7, CJ breaks down the final game and what this means for the Nets moving forward. The Sixers are going to have some decisions to make with Ben Simmons, Celtics find their new head coach, and is Devin Booker really encroaching into...
Published 06/24/21