In the normally intense cauldron that is the NBA Playoffs, CJ McCollum and one of his famed hecklers provided some levity prior to Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.

In August, the Portland Trail Blazers guard ripped the idea of NBA superteams. That prompted one lady, Jennifer, to tell him to “win a playoff game then talk.” McCollum’s response of “Im trying Jennifer” went viral at the time and regained steam after McCollum’s dominant Game 7 performance against the Denver Nuggets.

Ahead of Portland’s Thursday Game 2 with the Golden State Warriors, McCollum and Jennifer got to meet in person.

ESPN deserves a solid tip of the cap for bringing these two together. McCollum and Jennifer do, as well, for embracing the moment.

Well done to all involved.

Michael Dixon
Bay Area born and raised, I have extensive experience in both the print and online worlds. There are few things in this world I love doing more than talking sports.