Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum is mostly known for what he does on the basketball court, but he’s already planting seeds for what could come next: a second career in NBA media. Aiming to find the next former-player-turned-media-guru, Richard Deitsch of the Athletic (subscription required) asked his NBA colleagues about who could become a media star after their playing days.
Blazers beat writer Jason Quick believes it could be McCollum:
He majored in journalism at Lehigh and has shown interest in following through after his career. He’s already an experienced interviewer (he’s been granted sit-downs with Adam Silver for the past three years) and he is not afraid to speak his mind on his podcast. He’s more comfortable talking about Xs and Os than the human/emotional element of the game but there’s always a role for that.
Other players mentioned include Mason Plumlee and Vince Carter.
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