Yep, here is a Kristaps Porzingis rap song, because NBA

Kristaps Porzingis’ NBA career is in its very infancy, but all he glory that comes with being in the league is already being bestowed upon the teenage Latvian…….and by glory I mean having two Latvian dudes rap about you.

Latvian hip-hop group Transleiteris (have googled…is actually a thing), dropped this track in honour of Porzingis getting drafted by the Knicks.

The best part about all of this is Porzingis himself tweeting out the video. He’s his own personal hype man…I love this guy already.

via : CBS Eye on Basketball

Episode 309 – NBA Chewing the fat with Ryan Broekhoff

Getty Images: Broekhoff is hoping to impress in Vegas.

Getty Images: Broekhoff is hoping to impress in Vegas.

Today on Believe The Hype, Ryan Broekhoff from the Denver Nuggets Summer League team and the Australian Boomers joins Tom and Benyam for a chat. Ryan speaks about his upcoming commitments at Las Vegas Summer League with the Nuggets, his mini-camp with the Toronto Raptors, his Turkish All-Star season with Besiktas, passionate fans selling T-shirts with his face on them, his National Team commitments for the upcoming FIBA Oceania Series and more!

Follow Ryan on twitter: @RBroekhoff25.

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

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Closing Song: Inner State Ike – Blue & Yellow (feat. TC Crook)

Nerlens Noel is happy to dunk on children

Getty Images: Nerlens will dunk on anyone.

Getty Images: Nerlens will dunk on anyone.

Nerlens Noel ended up having a pretty good rookie season for the Philadelphia 76ers. After missing the entire 2013/14 season, the ex-Kentucky big bounced back and made the All-Rookie First Team plus gave us some glimpses into the defensive juggernaut that he could potentially become further on in his career.

This week, he was at a Camp One basketball camp in Louisvilleand one little kid decided to challenge him to one-on-one.

So naturally, Nerlens, who didn’t have much success in the form of ‘wins’ on the court last season, decided to take the kid on… Breaking his ankles and then posterizing another kid who came over for help defense.

Someone should teach this kid the dark arts of Kyle Korver fast break defense:

via: TNLP

Episode 308 – NBA Draft Review

Getty Images: Karl-Anthony Towns will be a key piece in the young and fun Wolves.

Getty Images: Karl-Anthony Towns will be a key piece in the young and fun Wolves.

On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam break down all the big winners and losers from the 2015 NBA Draft and the ensuing trades. Furthermore, Tom speaks to Jahlil Okafor and Emmanuel Mudiay after they were drafted about their current situations.

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

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Closing Song: Bleacher Report – Kobe Bryant “Let It Go” Frozen parody (Let It Tank)

Blogger fools everyone into thinking he got drafted

A day in the life of an NBA baller seems pretty sweet. Source: Elite Daily

A day in the life of an NBA baller seems pretty sweet. Source: Elite Daily

Being 6’10” with an oversized suit, a Utah Jazz cap and a wild amount of confidence will have everyone from Barclays Center to Manhattan thinking you’re the latest end of the bench rookie for the Jazz.

Elite Daily blogger Connor Toole did just that, lapping up all the benefits of being a freshly minted NBA rookie, from free drinks, girls phone numbers and hoards of screaming fans.

Check out his draft day prank here:

via: Elite Daily

Q&A with Emmanuel Mudiay

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With the seventh pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the Denver Nuggets selected Emmanuel Mudiay. Today, Tom caught up with Mudiay for a chat via Cisco TelePresence along with other members of the International media, just moments after Adam Silver called his name. Here’s what he had to say:

How much can you help the Denver Nuggets and how do you see the fit with the roster?

It’s definitely a high motor team, you know you got Ty Lawson and Kenneth Faried, those are the two guys that are really known for that team, they play really, really hard, high motor guys and I’m the same way. I’m pretty sure they hate losing, I hate losing. I want to be established as a winner in the NBA and win as many championships as I can.

With your experience in going to China to play, what advice can you give young players looking to make a similar move?

China is very physical. That’s the first thing I learned, you’re playing with grown men older men. You can’t be a little boy out there, you gotta be a man and that’s one thing that I learned really, really quick and its definitely helped me coming back to into the States because I see it differently.

Over here a hand check is a foul, over there and hand check…that’s like nothing, so it’s definitely a playoff environment more so than over here. I think the physicality is way different.

You’ve taken the road less travelled out of the majority of the guys in this draft, especially the Americans by going to China. What advantage do you think you have over some of the college guys with the fact that you’ve already played a year of professional basketball?

Just the fact that I have a professional experience, the way you carry yourself in practice, the way you gotta come in and work on your reps, you have to have a routine.

In college you don’t really have routine besides going to class, everything’s thrown at you in a different way, but in a professional league that’s all your used to, it’s your job so you know if you’re not performing because they have the opportunity to do what they want with you. You just want to be on top of your game at every time, so that’s one thing I learned.

In China, did you get a chance to speak with many of the other Americans over there who have played in the NBA and had long and successful NBA careers about what to expect and how helpful were those guys with the transition?

That definitely helped, I did talk to a lot of NBA guys that I played, they told me what to expect, how to carry yourself in the NBA, how to approach practice, how to approach games, so that was one thing that really stood out for me, the guys who I could get great advice from.

What does the experience of playing in China mean to you?

It means a lot to me playing overseas and playing in China, they welcomed me with open arms and I love the country very much, it’s a big part of me and definitely did me well in going back to the NBA because I learned so much with the physicality over there and just the determination to win and the work,. My team worked really, really hard.

Do you ever wonder what could have been, had you played college ball under head coach Larry Brown?

I don’t think about it, I just gotta hard and play, you can’t regret anything you’ve done so the main thing is just moving forward you can’t take that back and you know  I’m happy with the decision that I made.

What are you expecting for your future in the NBA?

Just going to go out there and try to win as many championships as I can. Play hard every day, every game and be the best player out there and just be a competitive person.

Episode 307 – Catching up with NBA Champion Andrew Bogut

Source @andrewbogut on Twitter: Bogut shares a moment with his mate Lazza.

Source @andrewbogut on Twitter: Bogut shares a moment with his mate Lazza.

Today on Believe The Hype, Andrew Bogut joins Tom and Benyam for a chat about the Golden State Warriors recent Championship run. The guys speak with Bogut about the sacrifices that players such as himself, David Lee and Andre Iguodala made this season, how the unit came together, the impact Steve Kerr and the coaching staff had on and off the floor, the impact that analytics have had on the Warriors team and the NBA as a whole, Harrison Barnes‘ coming of age this season, the upcoming FIBA Oceania series with the Australian Boomers and more.

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

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Closing song: John Doe – Golden State Warriors 2015 NBA Champions “Theme Song”