Believe The Hype - NBA Podcast

This week on #believethehype, Tom Read & Benyam Kidane discuss the NBA All Star Reserves - did the coaches get it right? Who was snubbed? Who should replace Rondo now that he's injured? Furthermore, the boys chat about the official news that the New Orleans Hornets will be re-named the Pelicans starting next season, Australia Day shoutouts to Aron Baynes & 'Aussie' Kyrie Irving, The Washington Wizards fine form of late & the Memphis Grizzlies/Cleveland Cavs trade & what this could mean to Rudy Gay. Plus, in the Monthly Mailbag, the boys are asked questions by Steph Curry, Josh Smith, Dikembe Mutombo, Gerald Green & Charles Barkley.

Don't forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread and @benyamkidane and using the #believethehype tag to ask questions to be answered in next weeks episode. Also check out believethehypeNBA.com for more from the Podcast.

Direct download: s02e15_-_NBA_The_Pelican_Brief.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 7:18am EDT

Today Benyam & Tom are joined by former NBA All-Rookie 2nd Team member & current star for the Melbourne Tigers in Australia's National Basketball League Jonny Flynn for a chat. Jonny & the boys talk about his time in the NBA, his thoughts on Australia, Melbourne & the level of competition Down Under, his time at Syracuse under Jim Boeheim, representing the United States at the U19 World Championship & much much more... Plus Jonny answers the questions some quick questions that we all want to hear... Including everyone's favourite topic, Mighty Ducks vs Cool Runnings.

Don't forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread and @benyamkidane and using the #believethehype tag to ask questions to be answered in next weeks episode. Also check out believethehypeNBA.com for more from the Podcast.

Direct download: s02e14_-_NBA_Chewing_the_Fat_With_Jonny_Flynn.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 5:45am EDT

On today's Podcast, Tom & Benyam are celebrating JaVale McGee's birthday by giving you an action packed episode of NBA analysis & gee-ups. The boys give their opinions on the NBA All Star starting lineups plus discuss who should be locks on the bench & who some potential All Star snubs may be. Furthermore they chat about LeBron James' 20,000th point milestone & the trade status of JJ Redick & Eric Gordon. All the regular segments are back: Rookie/Player of the Week, Into the Toolshead, Tweet of the Week. Plus this weeks All NBA Five topic is what players should change their names.

Don't forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread and @benyamkidane and using the #believethehype tag to ask questions to be answered in next weeks episode. Also check out believethehypeNBA.com for more from the Podcast.

Direct download: s02e13_-_NBA_Happy_Birthday_JaVale_McGee.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 7:43am EDT

Today Tom caught up with Detroit Pistons star Greg Monroe as a part of a teleconference for next weeks NBA London Live game at the O2 in London between the Pistons & the New York Knicks & spoke with him about various aspects of his season to date. Tom & Benyam also discuss the upcoming event & the great initiatives that NBA Europe have been putting together to help grow the game Internationally. Furthermore, after a massive week in the NBA, the boys discuss the speculation surrounding the Sacramento Kings sale & relocation to Seattle, Carmelo Anthony's altercation & retaliation with Kevin Garnett, trade rumors surrounding Rudy Gay & DeMarcus Cousins, Steve Nash's 10,000 assist milestone, Aussie Aron Baynes' impending move to the San Antonio Spurs & much much more. This weeks All NBA Five topic is Professional Wrestling.

Don't forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread and @benyamkidane and using the #believethehype tag to ask questions to be answered in next weeks episode. Also check out believethehypeNBA.com for more from the Podcast.

Direct download: s02e12_-_NBA_From_Greg_Monroe_to_Cheerios.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 8:10am EDT

Today's episode of #believethehype, Benyam & Tom are joined by Jabari Davis from theopinionation.com & lakersnation.com to discuss the ongoing problems & struggle of the 15-17 Los Angeles Lakers. This season so far hasn't gone anywhere near as planned for the team that many were expecting should cruise through the West. The boys discuss why this is the case & what has to be done. Furthermore, Benyam, Tom & Jabari play a game called "Fix the Franchise" where they are all given universal control of the Los Angeles Lakers & put forward their pitch on what they would do to ensure that the Lakers win the title in the next two seasons.

Don't forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread and @benyamkidane and using the #believethehype tag to ask questions to be answered in next weeks episode. Also check out believethehypeNBA.com for more from the Podcast.

Direct download: s02e11_-_NBA_Fix_The_Lakers.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 7:50pm EDT

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