Believe The Hype - NBA Podcast

Today on Believe The Hype, Janne Oivio from Finnish sports magazine Urheilusanomat joins Benyam Kidane & I to chat about the revolution in Oakland since Steve Kerr took over the Golden State Warriors. The guys chat about how Stephen Curry has taken his game to the next level on both ends of the floor, how Andrew Bogut's improved, what the Warriors should do when David Lee returns & more. Also, the guys chat about Russell Westbrook's return for the Thunder today & whether or not OKC can pull off the seemingly impossible & jag a spot in the Playoffs.

Follow Janne on twitter @JanneOivio & check him out at http://urheilusanomat.fi.

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: s04e15_-_NBA_The_Kerr_Revolution.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 3:37pm EDT

On today's episode of Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam chat about Mark Cuban's proposed Conference re-alignment & whether or not it's viable or if the NBA should consider another option. Furthermore, the guys chat about how everyone's got an opinion on Derrick Rose's injury issues, Lance Stephenson's issues adjusting to the Charlotte Hornets system & the most memorable moments from the first month of the NBA season. All that plus the guys answer your twitter questions!

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: s04e14_-_NBA_Everyones_got_an_opinion.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 5:46am EDT

Today on Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam break down all the big news from the last week of NBA action. The guys chat about whether or not we should panic about the 6-7 start from the Miami Heat, Eric Gordon's injury & what it means to the New Orleans Pelicans, Mario Chalmers fitting into his new role in Miami & Adam Silver talking about increasing the NBA age limit to 20 years old. All that plus Player/Rookie of the week, Into the Toolshed, Tweet of the Week & 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: s04e13_-_NBA_Lets_not_panic.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 8:29am EDT

Today on Believe The Hype, Nick Metallinos from Starting5Online.com joins Tom & Benyam for a chat about the state of basketball in New York City. The guys discuss the New York Knicks' slow start to the season, the improved offensive play of Iman Shumpert, why you can't blame Carmelo Anthony on everything, how Derek Fisher's fitting into his first head coaching job & more! Also, the guys chat about the Brooklyn Nets' equally slow start despite Deron Williams looking like he's regaining some of his All-Star form, the inconsistancy of Brook Lopez & Bojan Bogdanovic. Finally, the guys chat about the exciting start to the season for the Milwaukee Bucks & the future of the team under Jabari Parker & Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Follow Nick on twitter @NickMetallinos & check him out at http://Starting5Online.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: s04e12_-_NBA_Fisher_State_of_Mind.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 4:15pm EDT

Today on Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam are joined by #BTHype's East Coast correspondent Roscoe Whalan for a chat. Roscoe was recently at the Washington Wizards home game against the Dallas Mavericks, which saw the return of Bradley Beal, so the boys chat about the effect he's going to have on the Wizards now that he's returned & the team is sitting atop of the Southeast Division at 7-3. Furthermore, the guys chat about the improvement of Otto Porter, Paul Pierce's role in the team & what expectations we should have for Washington this season. Also, the guys chat about Monta Ellis' role with the Mavs & their bench depth.

Roscoe caught up with Charlie Vilanueva & Al-Farouq Aminu & those interviews appear in this episode

Don't forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread, @benyamkidane & @RoscoeWhalan7 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: s04e11_-_NBA_All_About_Brad.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 9:36am EDT

Today on Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam break down the biggest news from the past week. The boys chat about the Spurs & Knicks interest in Marc Gasol, the Timberwolves shopping Corey Brewer, how awesome the Dallas Mavericks' offense is & the Cavs starting to find their feet, especially after LeBron James' big week. Furthermore, the weekly segments Player & Rookie of the week, Tweet of the Week & Into the Toolshed are back plus the guys chat about NBC's cross-over week & Crossing Over With John Edward.

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: s04e10_-_NBA_Crossing_Over.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 7:46am EDT

On today's episode of Believe The Hype, Jody Genessy joins Tom & Benyam to chat about the Utah Jazz. The boys discuss how the Aussies Dante Exum & Joe Ingles are fitting into the team, the "who should start, Trey Burke or Dante Exum" conversation, Gordon Hayward's awesome start to the season & increasing role as team leader both on & off the court, the future of Enes Kanter in SLC, how Quin Snyder's been going so far, how underrated Derrick Favours is, the Jazz's issues on defense & more!

Follow Jody on twitter @DJJazzyJody & catch him over at http://DeseretNews.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: s04e09_-_NBA_Getting_our_Jazz_on.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 3:20pm EDT

Today on Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam have a chat about some of the big talking points from the last few days. Tom has been watching too much "Joey" lately & starts the episode off on a rant about the similarities between the failed TV series starring Matt LeBlanc & the 2014/15 Los Angeles Lakers, starring Kobe Bryant. Furthermore, the guys chat about the 76ers 53 point loss to the Dallas Mavericks, mention Jakarr Sampson way too much, why everyone should, as Joakim Noah says, "Chill the F* out" about Derrick Rose resting,  Dirk Nowitzki becoming the greatest International Scorer in NBA history & the NBA All-Star Ballot now including every player. Plus, the guys pull together their wild All-Star ballots now that anyone can be included.

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: s04e08_-_NBA_The_Episode_we_mention_JaKarr_Sampson_in.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 5:08am EDT

On today's episode of Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam break down the biggest talking points from last weeks' NBA action. The guys chat about how good the Toronto Raptors are, the Golden State Warriors' seriously awesome defense but how turnovers could potentially become a major issue for them in the short-term, whether or not Anthony Davis is a MVP calibre player right now, Kevin Love reportedly opting out at the end of the season & whether or not the Memphis Grizzlies are legit & why we should all agree that Mike Conley isn't "underrated" anymore. Furthermore, the regular segments; Player of the Week, Rookie of the Week, Into the Toolshed & Tweet of the Week are back!

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: s04e07_-_NBA_You_Know_How_Old_Vince_Carter_Is.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 6:47am EDT

Today on Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam are joined by #BTHype's US Correspondent Jamieson Welsh for a chat about the North West Division. Jamieson has recently come back from Portland where he caught the Trail Blazers win over the Cavs so the boys chat about how they think the Blazers are looking this year. Furthermore, the guys chat about how the Thunder will try & deal with their injury crisis, whether or not the Denver Nuggets are stuck in limbo, the future of the Utah Jazz & the Minnesota Timberwolves' fun young unit. Furthermore, the guys talk about the biggest surprises from the first fourtnight of NBA action including the Sacramento Kings forgetting how to lose, the Houston Rockets, the Los Angeles Clippers up & down form & a 36 year old Kobe Bryant doing work.

Don't forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread, @benyamkidane & @theejamieson 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: s04e06_-_NBA_Blazing_Trails.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 3:43am EDT