Episode 32 – NBA Draft Review

Join Tom Read & Benyam Kidane as they review everything from the 2012 NBA Draft including, touching on the top 10 Picks, Draft day from the persepctive of their teams – the 76ers & Lakers & touch on a few hypothetical questions about the future careers of this next generation of NBA Stars.

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.


Carmelo Anthony’s new gee-up…

Melo spent a bit of time this week pretending to be a statue & scare some unsuspecting Knicks fans…

Off Season Instagrams – Deron Williams & Jason Kidd

D-Will & J-Kidd are spending this week on Atlantic Golf Club’s fine fairways discussing how they are going to approach this next season… Together… At the Mavs…


Off Season Instagrams – Ty Lawson

That awkward moment when Ty Lawson’s the most f*cked guy at a music festival…

Off Season Instagrams – Kenneth Faried

Unfortunately, Kenneth Faried was fired from “The Halal Guys”… That’s ok, Noodles & Company was very quick to sign up the most sort after bus boy of the 2012 American Summer.

Off Season Instagrams – LeBron James & Dwyane Wade

LBJ & D-Wade’s Championship Party continues… Next stop… Thailand! Full Moon Party!!!! Then on to Ibiza, Hvar, Amsterdam, Cancun, Tijuana, Vegas & then back to Miami.

Off Season Instagrams – OJ Mayo

OJ’s overseas trip with his girl has taken him to Paris now… After a few “happy with it” nights & the fact that the US Dollar just isn’t what it used to be, he’s trying to find any way necessary to get out of paying this bill…

Shouldn’t have ordered all those extra strawberries in that Sav Blanc mate!

Off Season Instagrams – JJ Redick

JJ Redick saw Benyam’s tweet regarding Gary Hall Jr a couple of months ago… This summer, he’s trying to do everything he can to be recognised by my #believethehype counterpart’s “Pantheon of Jocks”

Delonte West really wants Deron Williams in Dallas

USA v Australia – 1996 Exhibition Game (highlights)

In the lead up to the Olympics, we’re going to post some highlights from great International basketball games.

Firstly, check out the highlights from the 1996 pre-Olympic warm up game in Salt Lake City between the United States & Australia. The Aussie Boomers may have not been in the contest, going down 118-77, but the real talking point of the match was Australian guard Shane Heal who was on fire from downtown.

Heal finished with a game high 28pts with 8 from downtown. If you see where he was shooting from, he wasn’t just shooting from downtown, he was shooting from the next state!

This game will also be remembered for Heal’s run-in with Charles Barkley. Chuck was being particularly hard with his fouls on both Heal & the Aussie captain Andrew Gaze. After a late hit from Barkley, the 6ft 0in Heal showcased his classic “short man syndrome” & let Barkley know his feelings towards the future Hall of Famer.

Check it out: