Believe The Hype - NBA Podcast

It's been a big week in the NBA & on today's episode, Tom & Benyam chat about all the big stories from the league this week. The boys discuss Derrick Rose's injury & what that means for the Bulls, Kobe Bryant's 2 year $48.5m contract extension with the Lakers, Rudy Gay banning stats in the Raptors locker-room & Amare Stoudemire banning Monday Night Football from the Knicks locker-room. Furthermore, the boys chat about Andrew Bogut, Charlotte Hornets, Skincare Secrets of Roy Hibbert, DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall & more!

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

Direct download: s03e10_-_NBA_Account_On_Kobe.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 7:43am EDT

On today's episode, Tom & Benyam are joined by Dakota Schmidt of SB Nation's D-League blog Ridiculous Upside & SI's Behind the Buck Pass to chat about some of the top D-League prospects for this upcoming season including Malcom Thomas, Jarvis Varnado, DeAndre Liggins, Chris Douglas-Roberts, Devin Ebanks & Thanasis Antetokounmpo. Whilst chatting about the D-League, the boys also discuss the future of the D-League as an option for High School players over college & more. Furthermore, the boys chat about the Milwaukee Bucks slow start to the season under new coach Larry Drew, Giannis Antetokounmpo & Nate Wolters' potential, the Bucks new aquisitions of OJ Mayo, Caron Butler & Brandon Knight & much much more...

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

Direct download: s03e09_-_NBA_Greek_Freaks.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 6:56am EDT

Zach Harper from CBS Sports' Eye On Basketball blog & podcast comes on the show today to chat about the Minnesota Timberwolves' great start to the season. The boys break down how the Wolves' new pieces have been fitting into their rotation, Ricky Rubio's defence, Kevin Love's MVP form, how Shabazz Muhammad & Derrick Williams may fit into the teams' future plans & overall, the future of the franchise. Furthermore, the boys chat about the Brooklyn Nets' slow start, the San Antonio Spurs hot start, the potential for rappers to join NBA teams on a 1 week contract, Vegemite & more!

Follow Zach at @talkhoops & you can check him out at CBSSports.com/NBA & awolfamongwolves.com.

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

Direct download: s03e08_-_NBA_Alexey_Shvedgemite.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 2:47pm EDT

Today, Tom & Benyam discuss the recent 'players only' team meetings that have happened in the Cavs, Wizards, Knicks & Nets locker rooms & discuss what may have been said & how important these meetings are. Furthermore, the boys chat about Steve Adams' 'hate' for Australia, Chris Paul's double-double streak, Lamar Odom, Trey Burke, 30 games in 30 nights, Home Improvement board games & more!

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

Direct download: s03e07_-_NBA_No_Coaches_Allowed.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 7:32am EDT

Tas Melas from NBATV's The Starters joins us today on the show talk through some of the major talking points around the NBA at the moment. The boys discuss some of the recent trade rumors including Omar Asik, Kenneth Faried, Iman Shumpert, Derrick Williams & Evan Turner, the Cavaliers slow start, the Trailblazers 7-2 start to the season, some of the more underrated signings of the offseason including Corey Brewer, DeJuan Blair, Andrea Bargnani & Marco Belinelli plus who some of the early season MVP candidates are including Kevin Love, Paul George & Kevin Durant.

Follow Tas on twitter at: @TasMelas & you can catch him on The Starters on NBATV & over at nba.com/thestarters.

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

Direct download: s03e06_-_NBA_Kevin_Lovefest.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 4:42pm EDT

On today's episode, Tom & Benyam discuss Nick "Swaggy P" Young & Iggy Azelea's relationship, the first ever match-up between Kyrie Irving & Derrick Rose, Steve Nash's injury problems, LeBron James' comments about the Miami Heat's defense so far this season, Anthony Davis' great start to the season, Russell Westbrook's new underwear deal & the first meeting between Andrew Wiggins & Jabari Parker. Futhermore, the boys All NBA Five this week is; recasting Seinfeld with NBA Players.

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

Direct download: s03e05_-_NBA_Support_the_Team.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 8:05am EDT

Today on #believethehype, Tom & Benyam chat about the sluggish start to the season for Derrick Rose & the Chicago Bulls, discuss what's wrong with the team & chat about if the team had been overhyped heading into this season. Furthermore, the boys talk about what Rookies have been outstanding, surprised & disappointed, the new Christmas Day sleeved jerseys & play the new hit gameshow - "Tanking, or just really bad."

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: s03e04_-_NBA_Windy_City_Blues.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 7:23am EDT

On today's show, Beynam & Tom discuss all the big talking points from the first week of the NBA season including Russell Westbrook's return, Paul George & the Indiana Pacers fast start, the Dallas Mavericks - contenders or pretenders?, Pau Gasol, the Denver Nuggets' slow start & the curious case of Kendall Marshall. Furthermore, this week sees the return of Player/Rookie of the week, Into the Toolshed, Tweet of the Week & this weeks All NBA Five is "Players who should have menu items named after them at the Manila NBA Cafe.

Apologies for the audio quality in this episode.

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: s03e03_-_NBA_Let_Westbrook_be_Westbrook.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 7:43am EDT

On today's show, Dan Devine from Yahoo! Sports' Ball Don't Lie comes back on the show to discuss the major storylines from the opening days of the NBA season. The boys discuss the creepy unveiling of the New Pelicans mascot Pierre, the Michael Carter-Williams' classic NBA debut in the 76ers big win of the Miami Heat, Andrew Bynum's return in Cleveland, the Lakers upset win over the Clippers, Derrick Rose & Kevin Love's post-injury form, Kevin Durant entering Super Fun scoring mode for the next two weeks & much much more...

Follow Dan on twitter: @YourManDevine & catch him over at yahoo.com/NBA & BallDontLie.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: s03e02_-_NBA_Pierresanity.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 6:11pm EDT

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