CJ McCollum reveals first European player to give him trouble in NBA

CJ McCollum
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CJ McCollum is a household name in the NBA. The Portland Trail Blazers star is one of the top scorers in the league, but he also was a rookie and had to learn his lessons.

In a recent Q&A, the 29-year-old guard answered questions about Europe.

One of the questions he was asked was about first European player to give him trouble in the NBA.

After thinking for a bit, McCollum name the French legend Tony Parker. “Yeah, Tony [Parker]. He could do whatever he wanted. Mid-range, floaters, get to the cup. I didn’t play a lot my rookie year but the times I did play he played extremely well against me.”