Episode 18 – NBA Playoffs Preview

This week Tom & Benyam are joined by a special guest, The Basketball Jones’s Leigh Ellis as they preview the upcoming first round of the NBA Playoffs. The three-man-weave breaks down everything from all 8 series to Amare’s cornrows…

Follow Leigh on twitter @leighellis & listen to him every Friday on The Basketball Jones’s Overdose over at thescore.com/tbj.

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

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Episode 17 – Lets Get Physical

It’s the last episode of the regular season & both Tom & Benyam can’t keep their composure heading into the post-season. This week the boys talk about major stories from the 2nd half of the season and have a look at what matchups they are looking forward to in the first round of the Playoffs. This weeks All NBA Five is endorsments you want to see for players.

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

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Episode 16 – NBA Awards Nominations

This weeks episode, Tom & Benyam, with some help from Nic Goard nominate their choices for the inaugural #believethehype awards. Head over to our NBA Awards Nominations page to vote now!

This weeks All NBA Five is NBA Players you want to see release an autobiography in retirement.

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

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Is There More To #MagicGate Than Meets The Eye?

In Episode 15 of #believethehype “Stan Van Gonedy”, we touched on the current feud between Dwight Howard and Stan Van Gundy where the latter confirmed to the press that Howard wants him fired. It was one of the most awkward train wrecks of a press conference that has ever happened.

Is there more to this than meets the eye? Is it not just a classic example of a star player and a coach not getting along. We dug a little deeper into this tale and found some conclusions that may shock you.

In the 1980′s America, nee the world went through a dark fase –  The Cola Wars. It was Coca-Cola vs Pepsi. Arguably to this day, the battle is still raging on. There have been billions of dollars spent on advertising to keep this war public. #believethehype can confirm that it is the next phase of the Cola Wars that is tearing the Orlando Magic apart.

Dwight Howard is sponsored by Glaceau Vitamin Water. He loves the stuff. No matter where he goes, you see him drinking it. Why not? Coca-Cola pay him millions of dollars to endorse the stuff…

Whereas Stan Van Gundy is more of a Pepsi guy… He loves his Diet Pepsi. Despite not having any endorsements to the worlds 2nd largest beverage manufacturer, he is happy to display his support to the brand at any opportunity.

Van Gundy’s “nothing to lose” press conference was the ultimate “up yours” to Dwight by showing off his love for the diet fizzy drink of Howard’s competitors. He gave Pepsi hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of free media exposure in less than 24 hours.

All this means to the public is pick your side….

If you’re a Coca-Cola guy – you’re a Dwight Howard fan.

If you’re a Pepsi guy – you’re in Stan the man’s corner of this epic battle.