Believe The Hype - NBA Podcast

In today's episode, it's Day 5 & the final day of the #TexasTour which also means it's time for the NBA All Star Game! In today's episode Tom & Benyam break down all the action from the Toyota Center which saw the Western Conference defeat the Eastern Conference 143-138 with Chris Paul taking out MVP honors. Furthermore, Benyam sits down with LeBron James post-game for a chat about the game. Plus, with the #TexasTour now coming to a close, the boys wrap up by having a chat about some of their favourite moments from the tour. From being pulled over by the Highway Patrol through to being stuck in an elevator... So much has happened over the last week!

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: s02e22_-_NBA_TexasTour_Day_5_-_All_Star_Game.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 9:23pm EDT

Day 4 of the #TexasTour & it's time for NBA All Star Saturday Night! Today Tom & Benyam review all the action from an action packed Saturday Night with the Shooting Stars Challenge, Skills Challenge, 3pt Shootout & Slam Dunk Contest. Furthermore, the boys chat to some of the competitors about their experiences in their respective events. Interviews include: Jrue Holiday, Jeff Teague, Steph Curry, Steve Novak, Gerald Green, James White & Jeremy Evans. In addition to this, Tom & Benyam chat to NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo about his thoughts on judging the Slam Dunk Contest. Furthermore, the boys preview the weekend's main event - the NBA All Star Game.

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: s02e21_-_NBA_TexasTour_Day_4_-_All_Star_Saturday.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 3:36am EDT

Day 3 of the #TexasTour sees the #believethehype SUV arrive in Houston for the final destination: All Star Weekend! Today, Tom & Benyam hit up media day, Hall of Fame press conference & the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. On today's episode, the boys review the game & have a chat to Bradley Beal, Brandon Knight, Anthony Davis, and Warriors duo Klay Thompson & Harrison Barnes about their All Star experiences. Furthermore, the boys finish up with a preview of NBA All Star Saturday Night & give their predictions for the Dunk Contest, 3pt Shootout & the Skills Challenge.

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: s02e20_-_NBA_TexasTour_Day_3_-_Rising_Stars_Challenge.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 5:43pm EDT

Day 2 of the #TexasTour sees Benyam & Tom hit up San Antonio, their final destination on the way to All Star Weekend in Houston. Today, the boys catch up with San Antonio Spurs big-man Aron Baynes & have a chat about his first few weeks in the NBA, his time in Europe, the London Olympics & his experiences on the Australian National Team, his new nickname & much much more...

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: s02e19_-_NBA_TexasTour_Day_2_-_Aron_Baynes.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 12:19am EDT

The #TexasTour has begun! On today's episode, Tom & Benyam headed out to the Dallas Mavericks v Sacramento Kings game & chat to Jimmer Fredette & Vince Carter about the game & what they are up to for the All Star Break... Furthermore, the boys recap a good night of gee-ups at the W Hotel & preview Friday's Rising Stars Challenge. Dallas is done & dusted, it's now onto San Antonio before our final destination - NBA All Star Weekend in Houston.

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: s02e18_-_NBA_TexasTour_Day_1_-_Dallas.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 6:49pm EDT

Today Benyam & Tom are joined by Los Angeles Lakers rookie Robert Sacre. Robert opens up on his experiences in his first NBA Season & what it's like to play for such a storied franchise in the Lakers with celebrated veterans Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Pau Gasol & Dwight Howard. Furthermore, the boys discuss his time growing up in Vancouver, life as a former Grizzlies fan, Vancouver as a potential NBA city & his experiences on the Canadian national team. Furthermore, the boys grill Robert on the hottest questions in hoops - Jay-Z or Kanye, Mighty Ducks or Cool Runnings & Streetfights... The answers may surprise you!

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: s02e17_-_NBA_Chewing_the_Fat_With_Robert_Sacre.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 7:01pm EDT

It's only 1 week away from #believethehype's Texas Tour to Dallas, San Antonio & Houston for NBA All Star Weekend! So this week, Benyam Kidane & Tom Read chat about the upcoming weekend plus discuss the in's & outs of the Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto Raptors & Detroit Pistons three way trade that sent Rudy Gay to the Raps, who's the winners, losers & what to expect from these teams moving forward. Furthermore, the boys discuss the Celtics, NBA Players & Rookies of the week plus the boys break down the rosters for the Rising Stars Challenge & do their own Mock Draft for the game.

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: s02e16_-_NBA_Its_Not_Gay_If_its_in_a_Three_Way.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 7:47am EDT

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