CJ McCollum Joining ESPN as NBA Analyst

CJ McCollum Joins ESPN

New Orleans Pelicans’ guard CJ McCollum is joining ESPN as an NBA Analyst, per ESPN.


It is my honor to be joining the ESPN family in this new role and I am excited to bring what I feel is my unique perspective, based on my vast knowledge of the game that I’ve gained during my nine years as a player in the NBA,” said McCollum in a press release.

“To have an opportunity to put my journalism background to use on the largest stage with the many talented professionals at ESPN is a dream come true.”

McCollum, 30, is also the President of the National Basketball Players Association.

In nine seasons – eight and a half with the Portland Trail Blazers, one half with the Pelicans – McCollum has averaged 19.2 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists on 46%/40%/81% shooting splits.

McCollum has also (perhaps more notably) helped grow initiatives within the Players Association whilst being a community advocate and philanthropist.

In 2014, McCollum put his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism degree to good use by interviewing NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.

Since then, McCollum has appeared on a variety of basketball programs.

McCollum will appear on ESPN’s alternate broadcast for Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

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