McCollum net worth
#3 | SG | PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
|2021-22 SEASON STATS|
|2021-22 SEASON STATS|
CJ McCollum is one of the biggest scoring threats of any team ever since his breakout season in 2016. Now, he is part of the deadly backcourt duo of the Portland Trail Blazers that is terrorizing the league with their shifty moves and scoring prowess. For this one, though, we will take a look at CJ McCollum’s net worth in 2021.
|Net Worth||$14 million|
|Sponsors||Li Ning, Crocs, AT&T, Jamba Juice, Levi Strauss & Co., Moda Health|
According to Celebrity Net Worth, CJ McCollum’s net worth in 2021 is around $14 million.
The Canton, Ohio native has been in the league for 8 years now. But he didn’t have the same respect that he has during his high school and college days.
His freshman year in high school is notorious because of one reason: he was standing at five feet, two inches tall.
Despite his stature, McCollum blossomed into a legitimate high school star as he set his school’s scoring record with 1405 career points.
CJ then committed to mid-major Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where he played four years of college ball.
McCollum set the Patriot’s all-time scoring record with 2361 points, along with other individual accolades, during his stay at Lehigh.
In the 2013 NBA Draft, the Portland Trail Blazers selected CJ McCollum with the 10th overall pick. His rookie contract was for $10 million for four years.
His first two years in the league was not ideal. In his rookie season, he sat out the first six weeks due to a foot injury. And throughout his rookie and sophomore years, he was playing behind Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum.
In his third year, the main core of the Trail Blazers were gone — leaving only CJ and Damian Lillard as the top gunners. This proved to be the breakout year for the shifty 6’3 guard.
CJ McCollum was named the NBA’s Most Improved Player for the 2015-2016 season wherein he averaged 20.8 points per game for the season, a big jump from his 6.8 points the prior year.
In the 2016 offseason, CJ McCollum signed a four-year extension worth $106 million.
CJ McCollum continued to be a legitimate scoring there as he is a consistent 20-point-per-game scorer ever since his breakout season.
In the 2019 NBA Playoffs, McCollum helped the Blazers reach the Western Conference Finals to face the Golden State Warriors. Unfortunately, Portland got swept by the then defending champions.
CJ extends his loyalty with the Portland Trail Blazers as he signed a three-year contract extension worth $100 million that will keep him with the organization until the 2023-2024 NBA season.
CJ’s current career earning is $146,257,796, and it will jump up to $215,393,598 by the time his contract comes to an end.
For a little-known prospect from a mid-major university, CJ McCollum has done well for himself during his 9 seasons in the NBA.
In fact, Forbes ranked CJ McCollum #84 in their list of the World’s Highest-Paid Athletes in 2020.
Aside from his NBA salary, CJ also earns from a number of endorsements.
In 2016, McCollum joined NBA legend Dwyane Wade as he signed a shoe endorsement deal with Chinese brand Li-Ning.
"I was looking for a unique opportunity to go where I was wanted," McCollum said in a Bleacher Report article.”You want to go somewhere where you're wanted and where you can be utilized and have input in the brand.”
In 2021, McCollum became the second athlete in Li-Ning history to have a signature shoe — the CJ 1.
In the same year, CJ became the first-ever NBA player to be endorsed by Crocs.
For his investments, CJ McCollum is notoriously known for being a huge wine enthusiast. That is why he launched his own wine label, McCollum Heritage 91.
McCollum also has a podcast named Pull Up, where he invites various NBA players and guests from other professions.
CJ is also known for giving back to the community. Along with his MIP award in 2016, he also received the NBA Cares Community Assist Award.
He also opened the CJ McCollum Dream Centre in several Oregon communities. This aims to encourage youth to focus on education and career development. Additionally, he also opened the CJ Press Pass Program where he mentors high schoolers that are interested in journalism.
During the COVID pandemic, McCollum donated $170k for the relief efforts. He also donated $100k to the Akron-Canton Food Bank that will supply about 40,000 meals across Canton areas. CJ also made a $70k donation to the Portland Metro Area Boys and Girls Club.
CJ McCollum definitely made a name for himself. From a scrawny and small high school freshman to one of the best scoring guards in today’s NBA.
However his career ends, one thing is for certain: CJ McCollum is a stand-up person and is not afraid to provide help to those in need.