Old C.J. McCollum tweet applies to Blazers right now
The playoffs are here and the Western Conference is on verge of its very first upset. The New Orleans Pelicans are 3-0 up on the more fancied Portland Trail Blazers as the series has gone to New Orleans. It has been a shock to say the least, but the Pelicans have downright outplayed, outsmarted and outhustled the third seed Trail Blazers.
In truth, it has been a flat-out dominant display from the Pelicans, who everyone emphatically ruled out when superstar center DeMarcus Cousins went down with a season-ending Achilles injury. To their credit, the Pelicans have picked themselves up and led by MVP candidate Anthony Davis, savvy veteran Jrue Holiday, and floor general Rajon Rondo, the less favored franchise are on the brink of advancing into the second round against all odds.
The hungry outfit from New Orleans have been great, but on the other side of the coin, the Trail Blazers have been awful in comparison. Looking back, the Blazers captured the third seed outright in a wildly tough conference, but their weaknesses are beginning to show with each passing playoff game. In all honesty, it looks as though the Blazers massively overachieved in the regular season and are being found out right now.
It has started with their franchise point guard in Damian Lillard, who has mightily struggled against a team that has game planned for him. Lillard’s running partner CJ McCollum has also found things difficult, as the Blazers backcourt has been comprehensively shut down and dominated on both sides of the floor by Rondo and Holiday.
Not many saw this coming, but the Blazers may be just days away from going on their summer vacations.
The Blazers’ struggles have seen the internet remain undefeated once again, and many have rummaged through the social media archives of Blazers guard McCollum, by re-surfacing a tweet that has an uncanny relevance to their situation right now.
Goodness gracious . Please allow us to watch more than four games 🙏🏽. We don't want to see a sweep 😂
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) June 8, 2017
Unfortunately for McCollum, it didn’t stop there. Another tweet has been brought out all the way from 2012, which has just as much relevance to this series today as it did when McCollum first posted it.
You can't win when Rondo making treys and free throws.
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) May 27, 2012
In the social media world we live in today, anything you post can be used against you, in some cases years down the track. Unluckily for McCollum, he’s found that out the hard way. Being on the brink of elimination is hard enough, but these old tweets are just the icing on top of the disappointing playoff cake for the Trail Blazers.