New Orleans Pelicans Shooting Guard CJ. McCollum will double-duty as a player and now an ESPN official. McCollum will begin his new appearance in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
As part of his analyst role, McCollum will be working closely with ESPN to develop a new podcast that will be available on all streaming platforms throughout the year. In addition, McCollum will serve as game analyst for ESPN’s coverage of the NBA Summer League and will also contribute studio analysis for a year.
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“I’m honored to join the ESPN family in this new role, and I look forward to bringing what I believe is unique based on the depth of my knowledge of the game that I have gained over my nine years as a player in the ESPN family acquired NBA,” McCollum said. “Having the opportunity to use my journalism background on the biggest stage with the many talented professionals at ESPN is a dream come true.”
McCollum joins the likes of Draymond Green and juggles media jobs while continuing to play at a high level in the NBA. McCollum and the Pelicans gave the Phoenix Suns a tough first-round series. With a healthy Zion Williamson next season, McCollum and the Pelicans should expect a much longer appearance in the NBA playoffs.