Last summer -- during the down days of the NBA offseason, when fans were looking for anything to talk about -- an old quote from CJ McCollum about NBA superteams resurfaced, in the aftermath of Kevin Durant's appearance on McCollum's podcast. McCollum responded to the criticism, with one response in particular capturing the immediate attention of NBA Twitter.
Y'all stay bringing up old stuff. Yall got me out here looking like a bitter ex. 1 of the best teams ever assembled W/ 2 players you could argue are top 15 greatest to lace them up. 4 hall of famers w/ another one on the way. I'm happy stop making me look like a scorn man sheesh https://t.co/4xVYw5FDOv— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) August 15, 2018
Win a playoff game then talk— Jennifer Williams (@ChocDelight1980) August 15, 2018
Im trying Jennifer— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) August 15, 2018
With three simple words, a rallying cry -- along with countless memes and T-shirts -- was born. When the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 1 Sunday, snapping a 10-game losing streak in the postseason, the Blazers quickly made sure who the win was dedicated to.
THIS ONE'S FOR YOU, JENNIFER! pic.twitter.com/KWumcGpMDF— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) April 14, 2019
You're welcome Portland 😎 https://t.co/M2Mm7PAayV— Jennifer Williams (@ChocDelight1980) April 14, 2019
🤣😂 I almost forgot you JENNIFER 😂 you a legend https://t.co/KnZ85zwqYG— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) April 14, 2019