Coming Off All-Star Weekend, C.J. McCollum Continues Evolution Hosting and Helping Future Journalists

C.J. McCollum is a co-host for the "Playlist" show on JAM'N 107.5, Portland's No. 1 station for hip-hop and throwbacks. (Photo by Bruce Ely)

They’re two of the biggest adjustments for this particular young sportscaster: learning where to hold the mic during an interview, and working through the earpiece and a possible technical difficulty. But what’s most impressive is the groundwork this up-and-coming commentator has made since 2013, considering his full-time job has been playing on the highest level of professional basketball. And not to mention, he’s become of the top 15 scorers in the NBA


Commanding the Court: Gordon Hayward on a Tennis-to-Hoops Career, All-Star and More

Gordon Hayward at last summer's annual "Be Well Utah" health fair hosted by the University of Utah Health Care on the college campus, where residents enjoyed family activities and received complimentary vision, glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings. (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

When Gordon Hayward was a talented teenager on two different courts, he thought about dropping basketball to try to play college tennis (his better sport at the time). But then he grew to 6’8″ before graduating high school, and the rest is history. Now, seven years since being drafted, the small forward is a first-time All-Star and the first Jazz player to receive that honor in


Derrick Jones Jr. on Topping Last Year’s Epic All-Star Dunk Contest: ‘Oh Yeah, For Sure’

(Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

Derrick Jones Jr., an undrafted rookie with the Suns, has spent most of the season in the D-League and has played a total of 24 minutes in the NBA. In just one night this weekend in New Orleans, not only will Jones Jr. receive more than 24 minutes of court time, but also his appearance will be aired around the world. On Saturday night, he’s one


The Host of All-Star Weekend on His Special Connection to the City, Now in His Fifth Year


Anthony Davis, in an exclusive, extended interview with the NBPA, opened up about his five-year journey through New Orleans from the day he was drafted; community impact through his monthly Flight Academy program; and being a two-time host of All-Star Weekend—he’s in the All-Star Game and Skills Challenge—and his favorite moments behind the scenes. His conversation is presented below in different sections and edited for


Inside the Growth of All-Star Marc Gasol: Stretch-5 Threat and Style Trendsetter

Marc Gasol at his house in Memphis. (Photo courtesy of Marc Gasol)

A lot has happened since Marc Gasol had season-ending surgery a year ago this past week to fix his broken right foot. The nine-year NBA veteran has flourished from changing his game this season to become arguably the best stretch-5 in the league, he was named an All-Star for the third time in his career and first in two years, and he’s become sought-after for his