Believe The Hype - NBA Podcast

Today, Alex Kennedy from USA Today's HOOPSWORLD joins Tom & Benyam as #believethehype continues their Off Season breakdowns by discussing the movements of the Southeast Division. The boys chat about if Charlotte Bobcats have improved with the addition of Al Jefferson & what to expect from Cody Zeller, whether John Wall can live up to the faith that the Washington Wizards gave him by extending him with a max deal, the positive direction that the Orlando Magic are heading in, the personnel improvements made by the Atlanta Hawks & the roster tweaks made by the Miami Heat. All this plus the Kevin Durant Dwyane Wade feud & much much more.

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Category:Sport -- posted at: 7:04pm EDT

This week, Tom & Benyam sit down & do their annual "Rank 'Em Boys" lists where they each rank the top 5 players in each position & then agree on a set #believethehype Top 5. Also, the boys chat about Paul George's potential $90m over 5 years contract extension with the Indiana Pacers, Shaqramento, the news that the NBA may have the Heat & Nets trail nicknames on jerseys for a game this season, Tony Parker's workload after France's Eurobasket win, Parks & Recreation, Breaking Bad & 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: s02e67_-_NBA_Rank_Em_Boys_II.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 10:23am EDT

Today Matt Moore from CBS Sports joins Tom & Benyam to discuss the offseason moves from the Southwest Division. With the Division arguably making more noise this offseason than any other, there so many talking points to discuss including what to expect from the Rockets be now that they have Dwight Howard, if Rick Carlisle can find a way to make Monta Ellis a reliable 2nd option, can the Pelicans scare & contend for a Playoffs spot, will the small tweaks that the Grizzlies made help them improve next season & can the Spurs contend again or will this be the year that we start to see a deline out of them?

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: s02e66_-_NBA_The_Southwest_Swing.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 1:36pm EDT

Today on #believethehype, Tom & Benyam catch up to discuss Michael Beasley signing with the Miami Heat... A week after Leigh Ellis sort-of predicted it. The boys discuss what this means for the team & how the Heat bench has improved over this offseason. Furthermore, the boys chat about Derrick Rose's return & if the Bulls are worthy of the 'contender' tag, Gary Payton saying that 90's point guards are better than the current point guard crop, JR Smith, Rajon Rondo, Dennis Rodman's continued love affair with North Korea & 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.


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Category:Sport -- posted at: 11:28am EDT

Leigh Ellis from The Basketball Jones comes back on the show to chat with Tom & Benyam about the Toronto Raptors off-season moves & how the season's shaping for the Raps next year. Furthermore, the boys chat about who are some contenders for the Most Improved Player award & throw down a challenge to the listeners to help pull together a bet. Also, the boys discuss Michael Beasley, Dante Exum plus in the wake of the #FrancoRoast, the boys chat about what NBA players they'd like to see roasted!

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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: s02e64_-_NBA_Roasting_So_Hard.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 11:11am EDT

On today's episode, Tom & Benyam are joined by a true Australian basketball pioneer, Carl Rodwell. Carl was the first ever Australian NBA Draft Pick after being taken by the Atlanta Hawks in the 20th Round (217th Overall). Carl tells the tale of his basketball life, starting out as a boy in country New South Wales playing for Cowra High School, representing the National Team at the Olympic Games, playing college basketball at UC Riverside, trying out for the Atlanta Hawks & 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: s02e63_-_NBA_Carl_Rodwell_-_Australias_NBA_Pioneer.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 6:52am EDT

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