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Thursday, June 26, 2014
C.J. McCollum's #WorldCup takeover

By ESPN.com

C.J. McCollum
C.J. McCollum was drafted 10th overall by the Portland Trail Blazers in 2013.

Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum will be doing player interviews at the 2014 NBA Draft (7 ET, ESPN and WatchESPN), but before he made his way to Brooklyn, his attention -- like that of many other Americans -- was focused a bit further south. Brazil, to be specific. McCollum took over the @ESPNNBA Twitter handle during the U.S. Men's National Team's group stage match against Germany, which aired earlier Thursday on ESPN. A recap of his tweets is below.


FIRST HALF

#IBelieveThatWeWillWin #USA

— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 26, 2014

Germany playing a bit of keep away insert *British Accent* #CJTweets

— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 26, 2014

Great save by @TimHowardGK

— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 26, 2014

I must admit I only watch soccer during the #worldcup but I am still a fan

— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 26, 2014

#WorldCupselfie follow me on twitter @CJMcCollum pic.twitter.com/GFl7jytbZh

— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 26, 2014

Germany being very aggressive offensively. #USA continues to rack up saves

— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 26, 2014

Solid half defensively for #TeamUSA! Win or draw to advance !

— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 26, 2014

Looking forward to the second half! Ghana giving the #USA some help

— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 26, 2014

SECOND HALF

Great defending by Gonzalez ! Solid header to knock it out of play

— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 26, 2014

Germany dominating time of possession. Tough shot after the great save

— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 26, 2014

Game is defiantly getting more physical and I see the flopping similarities between soccer and basketball

— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 26, 2014

Definitely* sorry --- corner kick coming finally !

— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 26, 2014

Tough collision there hope both players are ok

— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 26, 2014

Thought we finally had an organized attack there!

— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 26, 2014

Hope they don't add too much stoppage time

— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 26, 2014

Tough to score a goal if you don't have possession - 3 more minutes!

— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 26, 2014

WIDE OPEN NET!!!

— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 26, 2014

I enjoyed my time live tweeting. I know my soccer lingo is awful! IBelieveWeWillWin #USA advances. Signing off --- follow here @cjmccollum

— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 26, 2014

Follow McCollum on draft night on Twitter: @CJMcCollum