CJ McCollum speaks out on 3-Point Contest snub, Fox News’ criticism of LeBron James
I think LeBron said it best, McCollum said. Having money doesn’t change your color or race �� you still are either a white man, a black man, a European man, an Asian man, you still have experiences in your life that are different than the next person, regardless of how much money you have.
So I think that, to just write somebody off because they play a sport is ludicrous. You still have a right to your opinion, regardless of what you do in your day-to-day life. I think that’s disrespectful, to tell somebody to shut up and dribble.
McCollum won’t be around at All-Star weekend much longer, but at least he’s representing the NBA well in the short time he’s here.
The big problem, so far, has been that the Lakers can’t find a way to clear out the cap space for this summer. The solution: just ahead of the trade deadline, they make the claim that they were never all that focused on 2018 in the first place. Ahem.
It’s fun competition. I get excited when they say my name and the fans go wild. I know I have to not only beat the guy but put on a show when I do it. Most importantly, my son gets to see me. It feels like the tours. We packed out NBA arenas. It gives me a chance to have one more run to show off my greatness. I get to show that I’m the greatest ankle breaker not in the NBA of all time.
HS: Those moments when you know the defender knows exactly what you’re going to do, and then you do it anyway. You still pull the move off. The fans standing every time I touched the ball. It was a performance as well as the game. The competition �� we went at each other hard. I also had to step my defense up. Guys wanted to embarrass me like I did them, so I had to be ready.
HS: I’m involved with NBA Cares. I’m doing training sessions with kids and raising my son. I really enjoy life. I’m fortunate that I’m able to do things I love and help people. The Hawks and Kumho have been wonderful partners to work with. I’m enjoying this and getting the chance to inspire the youth. I love working with kids.