Most of the notable interactions between NBA athletes and fans on Twitter are not ones that would prompt a physical embrace if the two were ever to encounter.
But every once in a while, social media provides the platform upon which stories are told and furthered. Such was the case between Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum and "Jennifer."
Im trying Jennifer— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) August 15, 2018
McCollum's "I'm trying Jennifer" comment naturally became a meme of sorts, and to his credit, he's certainly backed it up. McCollum played a crucial role in Portland's Game 7 victory over the Nuggets, and there's no way the Blazers would be in the position they're currently in without his near-All-Star level of play throughout the season.
As fate would have it, McCollum got a chance to let Jennifer know just how hard he's been trying ahead of Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday.
What a fun experience for Jennifer, and a cool move by McCollum.