Believe The Hype - NBA Podcast

Today on #believethehype, Tom & Benyam catch up to discuss the Playoffs to date including the amazing emergance of the Golden State Warriors as a legitimate force in the Western Conference. The boys cover off all series & give their predictions for who will join the San Antonio Spurs & the Miami Heat in the Conference Semi-Finals & why. Furthermore, Tom & Benyam take some time to chat about Jason Collins becoming the first openly gay player in the NBA & how this will have a positive effect for social change moving forward. Also, after the Lakers were eliminated, Tom jumps back on an old bandwagon...

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: s02e33_-_NBA_The_Miracle_in_Oracle.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 10:57am EDT

The results are in hoops fans! After Tom, Benyam & Jabari Davis unveiled the nominations for the #believethehype NBA Awards in Episode 78 & you guys voted for them over the past two weeks, the results have been tallied & on today's episode, Tom & Benyam announce the winners to all the NBA Awards as voted by YOU - the listener. The winners are announced for the following awards: Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year, 6th Man of the Year, Most Improved Player, Defensive Player of the Year, International Player of the Year, Least Valuable Player, Tool of the Year, Quote of the Year, Tweet of the Year, Instagrammy of the Year, 12th Man of the Year & the coveted Gee-Up of the Year.

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: s02e32_-_NBA_2013_Awards_Winners.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 10:43am EDT

Today Leigh Ellis from The Basketball Jones joins Tom & Benyam as the preview the first round Playoff matchups & some of the interesting storylines that we could see over the coming weeks including - Will montaellahaveitall to be able to stay with the Miami Heat? Can the Lakers surprise the Spurs? Do the Celtics have one last run in them against the Knicks? How will James Harden's Rockets perform coming up against his former team in OKC & much much more...

You can follow Leigh on twitter over at @LeighEllis or on The Basketball Jones at thescore.com/TBJ

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: s02e31_-_NBA_Playoffs_Preview.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 11:39pm EDT

On today's show, Tom & Benyam are joined by Jabari Davis from The Opinionation, Sheridan Hoops & Lakers Nation to pull together their annual awards nominations for the 2013 NBA Season. The boys pick their shortlist for the following awards: Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year, 6th Man of the Year, Most Improved Player, Defensive Player of the Year, International Player of the Year, Least Valuable Player, Tool of the Year, Quote of the Year, Tweet of the Year, Instagrammy of the Year, 12th Man of the Year & the coveted Gee-Up of the Year. After pulling together the nominations, now it's your guys turn to head over to believethehypeNBA.com & vote for who sould win the Awards with the winners being announced in a few weeks.

You can catch Jabari on twitter at @LA_Sportstalk.

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: s02e30_-_NBA_2013_Awards_Nominations.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 8:05am EDT

Today Tom & Benyam are joined by Dan Devine from Yahoo! Sports' Ball Don't Lie blog to chat about the big questions leading up to the final week of the NBA Regular Season including: The race for the final Playoff spot in the Western Conference, who's the 2nd best team in the Eastern Conference? Coaches that may be fired at season's end, who should/will be in the All NBA 1st Team, the beloved art of tanking & much much more. Furthermore, Benyam & Tom throw out their investment pitch to Dan to be joint partners the investment opportunity of the year - Jay-Z's 0.07% stake in the Brooklyn Nets.

You can catch more of Dan at Yahoo! Sport's Ball Don't Lie, plus follow him on twitter at @YourManDevine.

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: s02e29_-_NBA_The_Investment_Opportunity_of_a_Lifetime.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 7:04pm EDT

On this weeks #believethehype, Tom & Benyam discuss Carmelo Anthony's massive week where he dropped 50pts, 41pts & 40pts against fellow Eastern Conference Playoff teams to lead the Knicks to 11 straight wins. Furthermore,  the boys chat about what Danilo Gallinari's season ending injury mean to the Denver Nuggets Playoff chances. Plus, will the Clippers hang a banner in Staples Center, Brittney Griner, Chris Bosh's 29th Birthday Party & much much more... This weeks All NBA Five is NBA Players that should move to Australia, what would their jobs be?

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: s02e28_-_NBA_So_Hot_Right_Now.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 9:01am EDT

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