Believe The Hype - NBA Podcast

On today's episode of Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam chat about Kobe Bryant announcing that he'll be retiring at the end of this NBA season. The guys chat about Kobe's decision, what he'll do next, what's next for the Lakers, favourite Kobe moments and the 'Kobe farewell tour'. Furthermore, the guys chat about whether or not the Philadelphia 76ers should be concerned with Jahlil Okafor's recent off-court issues, Rick Carlisle's comments about Rajon Rondo being a max player, the Cleveland Cavaliers banning J.R. Smith and other Cavs from riding PhunkeeDucks in the Quicken Loans Arena, other things that should be banned from the NBA and 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: s05e15_-_NBA_A_champion_gets_ready_to_sign_off.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 8:48am EDT

Today on Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam break down the biggest stories from the last week of NBA action. The guys chat about how Russell Westbrook has sneakily been having a hall-of-fame level season, the Golden State Warriors' 16-0 start after a big win over the Lakers, sad Jahlil Okafor, Derrick Rose's return from injury and Jimmy Butler's comments about the Bulls not being 100% ready for every game. All that plus player/rookie of the week, Into the Toolshed, Tweet of the Week and 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: s05e14_-_NBA_Lets_talk_about_Russell_Westbrook.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 9:24am EDT

On today's episode of Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam discuss the problems currently surrounding the Los Angeles Clippers. The guys chat about Josh Smith's reported argument with an unnamed member of the coaching staff after their loss to the Toronto Raptors, the issues with the offense when Blake Griffin isn't firing, their defensive struggles, what they should be doing with DeAndre Jordan and whether or not a 'players only meeting' may be on the horizon. Furthermore, the guys chat about Jonas Valanciunas missing six weeks with a broken hand, a look at the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics two full seasons after the Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett blockbuster trade, the 15-0 Golden State Warriors and 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: s05e13_-_NBA_Trouble_In_Paradise.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 8:43am EDT

Today on Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam discuss the Golden State Warriors two big wins over the Los Angeles Clippers and Chicago Bulls to maintain their perfect 14-0 run to start the season. The guys chat about Stephen Curry's huge 40 point performance to lead the Dubs comeback over the Clips, Harrison Barnes clutch finish to their win over the Bulls, their always deadly small-ball lineup and Luke Walton's Coach of the Month situation. Furthermore, the guys chat about Doc Rivers' ad-hoc use of Lance Stephenson, the Boston Celtics elite defense, LeBron James' positive comments about David Blatt, The Thunder's botched execution in the final 12 seconds of their loss to the Knicks and 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: s05e12_-_NBA_Perfection.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 4:54am EDT

Today on Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam break down the biggest stories from the last week of NBA action. The guys chat about Klay Thompson's slow start to the season, the Houston Rockets firing Kevin McHale, Ricky Rubio and Karl Anthony-Towns being all of the fun, Kelly Olynyk trying to 'Dirk' Dirk Nowitzki, DeMarcus Cousins and Paul George's huge weeks, Survivor, Nick Young dissing ESPN and 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: s05e11_-_NBA_Splash_Cousins.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 9:02am EDT

On today's episode of Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam chat about the internal state of turmoil surrounding the Sacramento Kings, the Houston Rocket's terrible defensive effort, Mark Cuban's comments about the East being better than the West right now, rumors around Dion Waiters wanting to go to the Philadelphia 76ers, LeBron James' comments about the Cleveland Cavaliers effort and 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: s05e10_-_NBA_Is_the_East_better_than_the_West.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 8:34am EDT

Today on Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam catch up with East Coast Correspondent Roscoe Whalan for a chat. The guys chat about the Oklahoma City Thunder and just how well they've come out of the gates, KD2DC mania that followed the team this week as they travelled to Washington, whether or not Kevin Durant may actually become a Wizard next season, Dirk Nowitzki winding back the clock, LaMarcus Aldridge returning home to Portland, the Atlanta Hawks, Kristaps Porzingis' buzzer beater that wasn't, the fact we've run out of ways to describe Stephen Curry and more!

Also, Roscoe caught up with Steven Adams for a chat about the Thunder's season so far and also New Zealand's Rugby World Cup win.

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: s05e09_-_NBA_KD2DC.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 3:31pm EDT

Today on Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam break down the biggest stories from the last week of NBA action. The guys chat about Paul George's great form now that he's fully fit from his broken leg, Reggie Jackson's 40 point game and how he and Andre Drummond have lifted the Detroit Pistons into relevancy, Darren Collison's injury and what it means for Rajon Rondo and the Sacramento Kings point guard depth, Justise Winslow's elite perimeter defense and Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and the super fun Minnesota Timberwolves. Furthermore, Player of the Week, Rookie of the Week, Into The Toolshed and Tweet of the Week returns for the first time this season!

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: s05e08_-_NBA_Paul_George_is_still_really_good_at_basketball.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 8:15am EDT

On today's episode of Believe The Hype, Adi Joseph from SportingNews.com joins Tom and Benyam for a chat. The guys discuss what teams (that aren't Golden State) they've enjoyed watching so far this season, how Doc Rivers and Chris Paul have willingly built up the Clippers to being the enemy of the NBA, early takeaways from Billy Donovan and Fred Hoiberg's rookie NBA coaching seasons, how the Bulls have started off this season plus the short and long term futures of Joakim Noah and Derrick Rose at the franchise.

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: s05e07_-_NBA_A_Bullish_start_to_the_season.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 8:04pm EDT

Today on Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam chat about all the latest talking points from the last few days of NBA action. The guys discuss the proposed Memphis Grizzlies/Miami Heat trade that'd see Mario Chalmers on the move, Mike Conley to the Brooklyn Nets free agency rumors, LeBron James becoming the youngest player to reach 25,000 career points, Terrence Ross and Jeremy Lamb's extensions, the Charlotte Hornets huge win over the Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose's offensive struggles and Blake Griffin's solid start to the season with the 4-0 LA Clippers.

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: s05e06_-_NBA_League_Pass_and_Chill.mp3
Category:Sport -- posted at: 8:47am EDT