NBA Preseason, Jayson Tatum and the Celtics, Load Management
Preseason is here, which means we’re just weeks away from the NBA regular season! CJ and Jordan talks about “load management” and why it’s important for the Trailblazers to not take any nights off. The guys also discuss Tyler Herro and how Kentucky basketball has a knack for developing superstar talent. Jayson Tatum has a few new teammates, but will that help his game after a disappointing 2018 season? CJ and Jordan discuss. The Knicks are trying to stay relevant, Ben Simmons connects from long-range and CJ’s Cleveland Browns are looking terrible going into week 6.
Training Camp, NCAA vs. California, Dame Lillard vs. Shaq
The NBA season is about to begin and CJ is back in Portland for training camp and media day. He explains the ins and outs of camp and what teams are doing to prepare for the upcoming season. Plus, the state of California struck a huge blow to the NCAA by passing a first-in-the-nation law that will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements. The guys discuss whether this is good or bad for the college sports and why we could be seeing more states pass similar legislation. Finally, Damian Lillard and Shaq have been trading barbs on the microphone and the guys decide who won their rap battle.
Chris Paul Trade Ideas, Dalvin Cook, Bucks Fined For Tampering
CJ and Jordan speak with star running back of the Minnesota Vikings, Dalvin Cook! CJ is particularly excited because Dalvin is single handedly carrying his fantasy football team through the first three weeks of the season. The guys also talk about the possible trades for Chris Paul, whether LaMelo Ball could go #1 in the draft, Elena Delle Donne winning the WNBA MVP and much more!
Free Agency Tampering, Michael Lombardi
CJ and Jordan discuss the NBA’s memo regarding a new $10 million dollar fine for illegal tampering during free agency. Will it affect how franchises negotiate with free agents? Find out what CJ thinks on this episode. They also discuss Giannis’ future max extension with the Bucks and the mentality players have when they are faced with the decision to leave an organization. They also speak with 3x Super Bowl winner and NFL guru Michael Lombardi about what makes a franchise great and how this year’s NFL season is going to shape out.
On this episode of Pull Up, CJ and Jordan discuss the USA’s elimination from the FIBA World Cup and talk about how good international basketball has become in recent years. They also discuss the NBA’s absurd ban on “Ninja-style Headwear.” And in case you’re new to the podcast, CJ is a MASSIVE Cleveland Browns fan, but how does he feel they’re going to do this season? Find out this episode of “Pull Up!”