Believe The Hype - NBA Podcast

On today's episode of Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam break down both Game 5's from the NBA Playoffs. The boys chat about Gregg Popovic's adjustments to curb the impact Serge Ibaka can have on the game, Tony Parker & Manu Ginobili's improved effectiveness, the importance of Boris Diaw to the Spurs in this series & more! In the East, the guys discuss why you should #LetLanceBeLance, LeBron James' foul trouble, Paul George's huge 4th Quarter & more.

Don't forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread & @benyamkidane 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: s03e66_-_NBA_LetLanceBeLance.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 7:26am EDT

On today's episode of Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam chat about the 2 epic game 4's of the Conference Finals. In the East, the boys break down Chris Bosh's offensive contribution & his ability to negate Roy Hibbert's effectiveness, LeBron James showing up Lance Stephenson, whether Paul George's complaints were valid & more. In the West, the guys discuss Russell Westbrook's dominating performance in transition, defenise & working with Kevin Durant & the effect Serge Ibaka had on the defensive end. Furthermore, the guys chat about Kevin Love to the Sacramento Kings trade rumors, the All-NBA Rookie Team & more!

Don't forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread & @benyamkidane 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: s03e65_-_NBA_Russell_freaking_Westbrook.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 10:24am EDT

Today, Tom & Benyam are joined by Golden State Warriors big-man Andrew Bogut to chew the fat on the last NBA season. The boys speak with Bogut about his recent injury issues with his broken rib, his on-court success with the Golden State Warriors, the defensive partnership that he formed with Andre Iguodala, the emergence of Draymond Green & overall, his thoughts on the Warriors season. Furthermore, the boys chat with Andrew about the firing of Mark Jackson & hiring of Steve Kerr, his relationship with #BlackFalcon Harrison Barnes, his future with the Australian National Team, Twitter Doctors, Dante Exum & more!

Don't forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread & @benyamkidane 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: s03e64_-_NBA_Chewing_the_Fat_With_Andrew_Bogut_II.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 10:23pm EDT

On today's episode of Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam break down both Game 3's from the NBA Conference Finals. The boys chat about the impact that Serge Ibaka return has had on the series, the Spurs offensive woes, Lance Stephenson's feud with LeBron James, the Miami Heat's transition game, Dwyane Wade & Ray Allen turning back the clock & more! Furthermore, the boys answer your twitter questions & also provide an answer that age old question... Who let the dogs out?

Don't forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread & @benyamkidane 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: s03e63_-_NBA_Who_Let_the_Dogs_Out.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 6:53am EDT

Today on Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam break down the two Game 2's from the Conference Finals. In the East, the boys chat about LeBron James & Dwyane Wade's huge 4th quarter takeover to drive the Heat home to square the series. In the West, the guys chat about the San Antonio Spurs taking a 2-0 lead over the Thunder off the back of Danny Green's 7-10 from three-point range & the leadership of Manu Ginobili & Tony Parker. Furthermore, the guys chat about the NBA Draft Lottery, Mr Crackles, Lance Stephenson's flop of the year, the problems with OKC's defense & more!

Don't forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread & @benyamkidane 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: s03e62_-_NBA_Assassins.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 9:27am EDT

On today's episode of Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam break down both Game 1's from the Conference Finals. In the East, the boys chat about the Indiana Pacers' big win at home over the Miami Heat & discuss Roy Hibbert's defensive presence as a catalyst to the Pacers success, the dominance of Indiana's pick & roll, the 3pt defense of the Pacers perimiter players & more. In the West, the boys chat about San Antonio's emphatic victory over a Serge Ibaka-less Thunder & discuss how the Spurs were able to take advantage of OKC's smaller line-up, the return of "Finals MVP Danny Green", Tim Duncan taking over the game early & Manu Ginobili taking over the game late, the need for Russell Westbrook & Kevin Durant to get more help from key role players, the Aussie v Kiwi battle & more! Also, the guys chat about tomorrow's Draft Lottery & run the ping-pong balls themselves to try & predict who will get the #1 pick!

Don't forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread & @benyamkidane 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: s03e61_-_NBA_Putting_the_Fun_into_Fundamental.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 10:21am EDT

And then there were four... Today on Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam preview the upcoming NBA Conference Finals series. In the East, the boys chat about whether the Indiana Pacers can overcome from their recent struggles to do what they were built to do... Beat the Heat, the importance of Roy Hibbert, the Paul George vs LeBron James match-up, Lance Stephenson's growing rivalry with Dwyane Wade & more. In the West, the boys chat about the impact of Serge Ibaka's injury to the Thunder's title hopes, Kawhi Leonard's match-up with Kevin Durant, who from the Spurs can stop Russell Westbrook, the Stephen Adams vs Aron Baynes ANZAC battle of the bigs & more!

Don't forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread & @benyamkidane 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: s03e60_-_NBA_Conference_Finals_Preview.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 9:56pm EDT

On today's episode of Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam break down the two massive NBA Playoff games from last night. Firstly, the controversial & entertaining finish to the Oklahoma City Thunder's win over the Los Angeles Clippers, in what was this series' 'Russell Westbrook Game' & then the Washington Wizards big win over the Indiana Pacers off the back of John Wall's 17 point 3rd quarter. Furthermore, the boys chat about the Cavaliers firing Mike Brown, Stan Van Gundy heading to the Detroit Pistons & more!

Don't forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread & @benyamkidane 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: s03e59_-_NBA_Thunderstruck.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 9:36am EDT

Today, Tom & Benyam are joined by Cleveland Cavs rookie & Australian National Team guard Matthew Dellavedova for a chat. Delly chats with the guys about his successful transition into the NBA, his relationship with Mike Brown & the trust that he put in his rookie throughout important stretches of the season, what positives the Cavs took away from this season, his relationship with & what he's learned from other players on the team, Luol Deng, rookie hazing, plans for the Summer & his future with the Cavs. Furthermore, the guys chat about how the Boomers preparation for the Basketball World Cup is going, the young talent coming into the National Team & more!

Don't forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread & @benyamkidane using the #BTHype 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: 6:31am EDT

Today on Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam are joined by Nate Duncan from Basketball Insiders & Fred Katz from Bleacher Report. The guys discuss the Warriors firing Mark Jackson & the potential options that the Warriors may have to fill the role & other potential coaching hirings across the league. Furthermore, the guys chat about the Oklahoma City Thunder's 118-112 win over the Clippers in Game 3, the Russell Westbrook & Chris Paul match-up, the resurgent Indiana Pacers & how Roy Hibbert's turned his form around. All this plus fishing jokes, a whole lotta Mark Worthington references, really bad/good accents, Kobe's Christmas card list & much, much more!

Follow Nate on twitter @NateDuncanNBA & catch him at http://basketballinsiders.com.

Follow Fred on twitter @FredKatz & catch him at http://BleacherReport.com & http://ClipperBlog.com.

Don't forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread & @benyamkidane 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: s03e57_-_NBA_Roy_Hibberts_Magic_Fish.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 2:39pm EDT