CJ McCollum is a promising young shooting guard who is considered an essential part of the Portland Trail Blazers' future, but he is also a budding journalist who seems destined for a career in sports broadcasting after his retirement from the NBA. McCollum graduated from Lehigh in 2013 with a degree in journalism, and his interest in building himself as a journalist was a central part of his decision to return to college for his senior year.
McCollum's recent interviews with NBA Finals participants are further proof that sports reporting is much more than a hobby or pastime for the two-year pro. He has teamed up with FaceBook Live to interview Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Matthew Dellavedova, and Tristan Thompson, with more to come.
From dealing with added pressure to his favorite moment in Finals history, Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors answers YOUR questions during Facebook Live at the #NBAFinals, hosted by C.J. McCollum!Posted by NBA on Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green discusses his Game 1 jitters, how he attempts to slow down LeBron James and what he would be if he didn't play basketball, on this edition of Facebook Live at the #NBAFinals hosted by C.J. McCollum.Posted by NBA on Friday, June 5, 2015
Matthew Dellavedova of the Cleveland Cavaliers talks about his Australian roots, defensive mindset and more on Facebook Live at the #NBAFinals hosted by C.J. McCollum.Posted by NBA on Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson talks about superheros, Vinsanity and more with C.J. McCollum and Facebook Live at the NBA Finals.Posted by NBA on Friday, June 5, 2015
The 6'4" guard looks just as comfortable sitting across from NBA players as he does when gliding to the rim or facing up for a silky-smooth jumper. According to his Instagram account, McCollum will also post an interview with LeBron James today, so make sure to be on the lookout.