Welcome to this week's Pull Up Pod--NUMBER 50--shout out to The Admiral, David Robinson. This week, CJ and Jordan were joined by UCF's 7'6 big man, Tacko Fall. Tacko talked in depth about coming to America to learn how to ball, what it meant to have his mother there for Senior Night, and UCF's mission statement for this year's Tourney. Also, CJ provided Tacko with some advice and remembered the epic Lehigh-Duke upset, before making some March Madness predictions. Plus, a quick update on CJ's knee and how things are progressing. PULL UP.
Michigan State Coach Tom Izzo and CJ Celebrates the New Look Cleveland Browns
Welcome to episode 49 of Pull Up. On today's show., CJ celebrates some of the Browns' new acquisitions, before he and Jordan talk to legendary Michigan State coach, Tom Izzo. Coach Izzo talked to the guys about... - Compensating college players - What it takes to get his team ready for a March Madness run each year - Keeping in touch with his former players - Coaching in the NBA and why he's stayed in the NCAA ...and much more. Coach Izzo and CJ even reminisced about CJ almost pulling off an upset of Michigan State with Lehigh, back in the day. PULL UP.
Mental Health Within the NBA: The Downside of Social Media, Coping with Pressure and Anxiety, and the NBAPA's Mental Wellness Program
Welcome to another episode of Pull Up--number 48! On today's show, CJ and Jordan are talking about: - LeBron. Is this the most backlash he's faced from a home crowd? Could the state of the Lakers deter Anthony Davis from wanting to play there? - The Blazers' road trip. - Antonio Brown's landing spot. - And most importantly, mental health. The guys take a long look at the state of mental health around the league, and the impact that social media has on mood, self esteem, and overall happiness, Plus, what needs to be done to help players who are struggling to get help for themselves? This conversation was both insightful and useful, and stemmed from Adam Silver's recent talk with Bill Simmons at MIT's Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. PULL UP.
CJ's Big Night at Lehigh, Nurk vs. Simmons, the Pros and Cons of Playing Ball Overseas, and The Blazers Get Stuck in an Elevator
In honor of the start of Spring Training...welcome to the Tom Glavine episode of Pull Up--number 47! On this week's show, CJ and Jordan talk... - CJ getting his number retired at Lehigh - Nurk vs. Simmons - Enes Kanter and Rodney Hood adjusting to the Blazers - And whether or not kids would benefit from playing in Europe until they're NBA eligible Also, the guys talk player-ref relationships, LeBron's Lakers, and CJ's role within the NBAPA. PULL UP!
Vin Baker Talks Zion Williamson and Paying College Players, Working with Giannis, and Big Men Shooting Threes in Today's NBA
Welcome to the Aron Baynes edition of Pull Up--number 46! On today's show CJ and Jordan are joined by Vin Baker, and talk about... - Zion's injury and the case for paying college athletes. - Vin's job as an assistant coach in Milwaukee, and getting to work with Giannis on a daily basis. - The stigma attached to big men who shot threes in the 90s ...and much more. Plus, Jordan recounts All-Star weekend and CJ spent some time in the Bahamas. PULL UP