C.J. McCollum wants to turn the tables on reporters and start ranking them the way they do with players.
McCollum, the Portland Trail Blazers guard, sent a tweet about the matter on Tuesday evening.
“We need to start ranking these weak a– journalist. With descriptions of their strengths, weaknesses and ability to make up “sources”,” McCollum wrote on Twitter, though his tweet was edited to remove profanity.
It’s unclear exactly what had McCollum bothered. It could be the SI Top 100 NBA players ranking list, which had McCollum at No. 39. If so, he wouldn’t be the first player to complain about it, as we already heard from DeMar DeRozan about the subject. On the other hand, his mention of “sources” could be a response to some bogus reporting he recently saw.
McCollum should get cracking on his list while he has time during the offseason.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum are cooking up some juicy Western Conference drama, it seems.
On Monday, McCollum tweeted the latest installment of his viral video series “Law and Order: CJ’s Victims Unit,” which features clips of him victimizing a certain player or team for the week. This time around, it was the Mavs’ turn.
Happy Monday pic.twitter.com/JEEGiLXdXC
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) September 4, 2017
The video wound up getting the attention of Cuban, who called out McCollum for conveniently spotlighting the two meetings between the teams last season that the Blazers won rather than the two meetings that the Mavs won.
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) September 4, 2017
Cuban is known to be rather hostile when it comes to Dallas’ opponents, but perhaps he should lighten up a bit here and let sleeping tweets lie.
Professional athletes are used to getting into boring conversations with their drivers when they’re traveling, but Portland Trail Blazers star CJ McCollum struck gold on his way to the airport over the weekend.
McCollum had a driver with plenty to say about the current status of the NBA and life in general, and it was downright hilarious. Just beware that this gentleman has an affinity for cursing.
C.J. McCollum: "He's one of the most entertaining drivers I've had in a long time."
— SB Nation (@SBNation) August 19, 2017
McCollum will remember that airport ride for a long, long time.
CJ McCollum is doing his best to use the power of suggestion to his advantage.
In a post to his Instagram account on Sunday, McCollum shared an image of Carmelo Anthony in a Portland Trail Blazers uniform, tagging Anthony in it.
Anthony had only very recently been mentioned in connection with Portland, and a trade to the Houston Rockets still seems like the most likely scenario. But McCollum has attempted to shoot his shot with many an All-Star forward in the last few months, and he’s not about to stop trying now.
Dion Waiters is supremely confident in his own abilities — even when everyone else is laughing at him.
The Miami Heat shooting guard ranked the top five players at his position on a recent appearance on FS1’s “The Herd,” and he put himself in at No. 4 — ahead of everyone but James Harden, Klay Thompson, and Dwyane Wade.
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) July 10, 2017
That caught the attention of Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard C.J. McCollum, who was statistically superior to Waiters in pretty much every meaningful stat column except for assists last season.
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) July 10, 2017
Waiters may have just received a nice new contract, but we’re with McCollum on this one. Confidence isn’t a bad thing, though. Maybe Waiters will take another step forward next season.
CJ McCollum won’t be taking the #HardestRoad any time soon.
The Portland Trail Blazers guard tweeted his thoughts Tuesday on the chaotic NBA offseason so far and received a response from a user who suggested that he join the Golden State Warriors.
Let the madness begin. Draft week is always the most interesting time of the year. *birdman handrub*
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) June 20, 2017
Come to the warriors champ https://t.co/GSRi0pOCre
— WE DID IT (@hermansingh44) June 20, 2017
McCollum’s response was swift and epic.
FAckk no. https://t.co/iiCs19im5y
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) June 20, 2017
McCollum’s Blazers were just eliminated by the Warriors in the first round of this year’s playoffs, and his backcourt partner has also been vocal about his aversion to superteams. So despite how such a move has been normalized in this Durant-centric league, McCollum definitely isn’t going to be that guy.
NBA fans have long wondered if Klay Thompson will eventually be the odd man out now that the Golden State Warriors have added Kevin Durant to the fold, and one of Thompson’s fellow players believes that is bound to happen.
During Game 1 of the NBA Finals Thursday night, Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum sent an interesting tweet predicting Thompson will not be with the Warriors much longer.
Klay gonna get another ring and find his own squad. They better enjoy him while he there
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) June 2, 2017
While McCollum may end up being right, the Warriors are in control of where Thompson ends up in the near future. He’s under contract with the team at an affordable $17 million or so a year for the next two seasons, so Golden State can either ride it out, trade him, or try to sign him to an extension this summer.
Because of the way the new CBA is structured, Thompson will be eligible to sign an extension this offseason even though he has two more years remaining on his deal. If he’s willing to take less than max money, Golden State might decide to lock him up. If not, they’ll have to take care of impending free agents Durant and Stephen Curry before thinking about Thompson’s future.
If the recent report we heard about Durant’s offseason plans is true, the Warriors may be in position to keep their entire core together — including Thompson. But if Thompson ends up with a couple of championship rings and teams are banging down the doors to sign him to a max extension, he’ll likely think long and hard about leaving Golden State.