Episode 202 – The Endless Summer League


On today’s episode, Believe The Hype’s US Correspondent Jamieson Welsh joins Tom & Benyam from Summer League in Vegas. The guys chat about, Summer League MVP Glen Rice Jr, his team-mate Otto Porter & what they mean to the short-term future of the Washington Wizards, the Chicago Bulls & Sacramento Kings impressive tourneys, the Lakers coaching situation & more!

Also, Jamieson catches up for exclusive interviews with Tony Snell, Jordan Clarkson, Nik Stauskas, Ray McCallum & Kyle Anderson. These interviews appear in the episode.

Don’t forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread@benyamkidane &@theejamieson and using the #BTHype tag to ask questions to be answered in next weeks episode.


Aussie Update – Volume 25


By JT.

A round-up of news featuring our top Aussie ballers.

* In an exclusive interview with NBA Australia, Patty Mills talks about free agency, re-signing with the Spurs, his injury, touring Australia, and more.

* Ben Simmons dominates again this time at the Nike Peach Jam, proving beyond doubt that he is the best player in the Class of 2015.

* An unnamed college coach on Ben Simmons: “He’s Scottie Pippen.”

* Cameron Bairstow scored 18 points, grabbed eight boards and hit a three-pointer to seal the game as the Bulls beat Philly at the Las Vegas Summer League. He also shined in their game against Minnesota.

* In Utah’s final Summer League game against the Blazers Dante Exum had 9 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals at +17, including the game winning points and game sealing steal with 1.9 seconds left.

* After struggling in a loss to the Spurs Dante Exum revealed his frustration about playing off the ball in a postgame interview. He is unequivocally a point guard so it’s going to be interesting to see how this situation plays out.

* The Patty Mills/Aron Baynes videobomb went viral.

* After an impressive showing with the Dallas Mavericks in Las Vegas Chris Goulding is on the verge of completing a move to Spanish ACB club CAI Zaragoza.

* The Boomers squad has been announced for the FIBA Basketball World Cup which will be held in Spain from 30 August to 15 September.

* Dante Exum chats to True Hoop’s Kevin Arnovitz.

* Dante Exum on The Jim Rome Show.

* An SBNation feature on Dante Exum.

* Some behind the scenes footage of Dante Exum in Las Vegas.

* Thon Maker was named the U17 MVP at the 2014 Summer Jam.

JT is the former Editor of the now defunct NBAMate. One of Australia’s original & most successful NBA blogs. You can find him on twitter @JThoopin.

Off Season Instagrams – Dwyane Wade


After LeBron James announced he’d be taking his talents back to Cleveland for the next two seasons… The Miami Heat’s future was sent in a tailspin… No more ‘King’.

Dwyane Wade’s having nothing of it… So, along with Pat Riley signing Luol Deng as the team’s starting small forward, Wade’s looking for a new partner to help him finish those highlight lobs that we’ve all become accustomed to as regular viewing during regular season Heat basketball.

So, today on the recruitment drive, Wade hit up Seaworld to check out the much hyped LePorpoise James.

I think Miami have found their new highlight machine.

Episode 201 – That Vegas Show


On today’s episode, Believe The Hype’s US Correspondent Jamieson Welsh joins Tom & Benyam from Summer League in Vegas. The boys chat about some of the players who have impressed so far, Jabari Parker vs Andrew Wiggins, the impressive youth movements in the Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers & Cleveland Cavaliers.

Also, Jamieson catches up for exclusive interviews with Anthony Bennett, Matthew Dellavedova, Dante Exum, Kendall Marshall, James Ennis, Cameron Bairstow & Brock Motum. These interviews appear in the episode.

Don’t forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread@benyamkidane & @theejamieson and using the #BTHype tag to ask questions to be answered in next weeks episode.


Joel Embiid hits up Kim Kardashian on Twitter

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After his failed free agency recruitment of LeBron James via Twitter, the hilarious Joel Embiid didn’t let that slow his Twitter game one bit.

Having just signed up with Adidas, Embiid was feeling pretty ‘happy with it’ and took to Twitter to get the attention of Kim Kardashian.

After discovering that she is in fact married, Embiid, the gentleman that he is, quickly rebuffed his advances.

After this latest failed Twitter foray, Embiid decided that perhaps it was time for another self-imposed ban. A ban that I 100% do not agree with, more Embiid on Twitter for everyone, all day erryday.



Jamieson Welsh – Fox Sports Radio (15th July)


#BTHype’s US Correspondent Jamieson Welsh jumps on with Steve Bortstein at Fox Sports 1340 AM 93.9 FM New Mexico to talk the latest news out of the NBA.

Today, Jamieson chats LeBron James’ decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, what journalists & media members that have come out of this looking good & what this means for the future of the Cleveland Cavaliers & Miami Heat. Furthermore, Jamieson chats about Carmelo Anthony returning to the New York Knicks, Chandler Parsons to the Dallas Mavericks, Emmanuel Mudiay, Summer League & more!

 Jamieson Welsh is a #BTHype US Correspondent & will be covering games across the West Coast for believethehypeNBA.com this season. Follow him on Twitter:@theejamieson

Patty Mills & Aron Baynes hijack a live TV broadcast


The San Antonio Spurs trophy tour has begun ‘Down Undah’. No better way to start it than for the 2 Aussie Spurs to hijack a live TV broadcast?

This morning, Patty Mills, Aron Baynes & the trophy that Australia has affectionately dubbed as “Lazza” made a very unprompted public appearance on Fox Sports News. Whilst FSN reporter Julian De Stoop was doing a live cross from outside Collingwood Football Club’s training facility, the NBA Champions thought that it’d be a good idea to take over the broadcast to show off “Lazza” to the world.

De Stoop was none-the-wiser, saying “Get off boys, get off!” whilst accidentally pushing Patty Mills’ injured shoulder!

When De Stoop realised that it was in fact Patty & Aron doing the prank he said:

“I’m highly embarrassed about that, i’ll have to apologise to [Patty] down the track.”

“I had no idea it was him. I just thought it was a couple of Collingwood nuffies.”

I hope that this isn’t the last we see of Patty, Aron & Lazza gate-crashing Australian TV broadcasts… Who knows? We may see them do the same thing behind the window outside of the Sunrise Studio… Or even Frogging LIVE on stage during the X Factor?

The opportunities are endless.

Check out the video here

Let’s be honest… Julian De Stoop’s face says it all.



Julian De Stoop wrote on Fox Sports about the stunt & apologizing to Patty for elbowing his injured shoulder:

I can honestly say that this is the first time I’ve been punked by a bloke with a newly-minted three-year $12 million NBA contract. And I’m pretty confident in saying that I’ve never previously been photobombed with a major US sporting trophy.

By the way, I’ve got some good news for all you Spurs fans out there. Mills’ shoulder is in good nick after his recent operation. He barely flinched when I gave him a gentle shove!

Sorry for that Patty – all the best with the recovery and the championship defence.

H/T: @TomCastletonFOX & @MitchCompton