Portland Trailblazers guard C.J. McCollum has his own podcast now, and if you haven't listed to Pull Up yet, you should. McCollum is one of the most insightful athletes in the NBA today. In the most recent episode, however, McCollum took a beating from his guest: Kevin Durant.
The Warriors forward is feeling himself after winning his second straight title, and he clearly enjoyed egging on McCollum, whose Blazers had a strong regular season (earning the West's No. 3 seed) but were swept in the first round of the playoffs.
C.J. voiced his frustration with the already-dominant Warriors landing DeMarcus Cousins in free agency. "I gotta play you m-fers all the time as it is, over and over again," McCollum said. He added that he was salty because he wanted Boogie to come to Portland.
Durant's response was priceless. He told C.J. the Blazers "know" they aren't going to win a championship and implored the Blazers guard to "get out your feelings."
"I suggest you just keep playing, man," Durant said. "Don't worry about what goes on at the top of things. Relax."
McCollum answered that the Blazers are at the top of things, but they ran into a tough matchup in the playoffs.
"But how'd you play? Like an eighth seed," Durant answered.
Check out a 2-minute clip from the hilarious back-and-forth below.
Listen to the full interview below.
McCollum, 26, averaged 21.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.0 steals per game this season. The league's 2015-16 Most Improved Player shot 39.7 percent from downtown this year.