Believe The Hype - NBA Podcast

The NBA 2013/14 season is only days away! On today's exciting episode, Tom & Benyam preview the exciting season ahead.
The boys put together their predictions for who's going to make the Playoffs in both the Eastern & Western Conferences, discuss who the award favourites are going to be for Most Valuable Player, Most Improved, Rookie of the Year, 6th Man of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year plus chat about players that may make "the leap" & who's in line for the scoring title. Furthermore, the boys answer some great listener questions about the season ahead.

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: s03e01_-_NBA_2013-14_Season_Preview.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 9:03am EDT

Today, Tom & Benyam catch up with NBA Asia's Senior Director of Marketing Communications, Sheila Rasu to chat about the amazing growth that the NBA & basketball has seen in Asia over the last few decades. Specifically, the boys & Sheila chat about the NBA's success & challenges, growth in major markets such as China & Philippeans, importance of mid-level regions such as Japan, Australia, India & South East Asia & NBA initiatives such as NBA 3X, Jr. NBA, NBA Cares & Basketball Without Borders. Furthermore, Shiela speaks about the importance of the Australian market & hints at future developments & initiatives that could find their way 'Down Under'. 

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: s02e74_-_NBA_Growth_in_Asia__Australia.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 5:01am EDT

On today's episode of #believethehype, Tom & Benyam catch up with US Correspondent Jamieson Welsh fresh out of the Nuggets v Clippers pre-season game in Mandalay Bay. The boys chat about the game, Chris Paul's 40 point outburst & how both of the teams are looking heading into the season, that's now only a week & a half away. Also, the boys chat about the Clippers sleeve jersey, #NBARank & the words exchanged between LeBron James & Kevin Garnett/Paul Pierce in the media over the past week.

Furthermore, whilst at the Clippers/Nuggets game, Jamieson catches up with Nate Robinson & Jordan Hamilton. Those interviews also appear in the show.

Don't forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread, @benyamkidane & @theejamieson 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: s02e73_-_NBA_Lob_Vegas.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 7:18am EDT

Today, Tom & Benyam catch up with NBA rookie Matthew Dellavedova who's currently trying to lock down the 3rd Point Guard spot with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The boys chat to Delly about his experiences with the team so far in Summer League, training camp & pre-season, working under Mike Brown, what he's learning off Kyrie Irving & Jarrett Jack, Cavs rookie hazing, Anthony Bennett's development, how he's been keeping in touch with the other Australian's in the NBA & 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: s02e72_-_NBA_Chewing_the_Fat_With_Matthew_Dellavedova.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 11:48am EDT

Today on the show, Tom & Benyam are joined by #believethehype's US Correspondent Jamieson Welsh who attended yesterday's pre-season game between the Sacramento Kings & the Los Angeles Lakers. The boys briefly chat about the game, talk about how both the Kings & Lakers are looking heading into the new season & what we could expect from both of these teams moving forward. Furthermore, the boys chat about the NBA's first pre-season game in the Philippines between the Houston Rockets & the Indiana Pacers, Jeremy Lin, Patrick Beverley, Dwight Howard & more!

Furthermore, whilst at the Kings/Lakers game Jamieson catches up with Steve Blake, Brandon Heath, DeMarcus Cousins & Jimmer Fredette. Those interviews appear in the show.

Don't forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread, @benyamkidane & @theejamieson 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: s02e71_-_NBA_Pre-Season..._Vegas_Style.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 9:39pm EDT

On today's show, Tom & Benyam are joined by #believethehype's US Correspondent & theopnation.com writer Jamieson Welsh & Starting5online.com's Nick Metallinos to discuss the first 10 years of the careers of Michael Jordan & LeBron James & debate who's career was better at that point & what LeBron James has to do coming into the 2nd half of his career to become the G.O.A.T.

Follow Jamieson on twitter: @theejamieson & see him on believethehypeNBA.com throughout the season plus over at theopnation.com.

Follow Nick on twitter: @NickMetallinos & at starting5online.com

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: s02e70_-_NBA_LBJ_or_MJ_-_10_years_in.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 7:52pm EDT

Today, Ben Swanson from SBNation's Charlotte Bobcats blog Rufus on Fire joins Tom & Benyam to have a chat about the Charlotte Bobcats upcoming season. The boys chat about the roster changes that they've made, Steve Clifford coming in as head coach, the impact Al Jefferson will make to the team, plus what to expect this season from Kemba Walker & the young core. Furthermore, the boys chat about Jalen Rose's comments that Michael Jordan may return to play with the 'Cats for a game, the namechange back to the Hornets & in paying respect to the final season of the team being called the Bobcats, Ben gives his alltime Bobcats starting five.

Follow Ben on twitter: @CardboardGerald & read his work at http://rufusonfire.com

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: s02e69_-_NBA_ALL_CATS_EVERYTHING.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 8:26pm EDT

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