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Episode 220 – Chewing the fat with Matthew Dellavedova III

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Today on Believe The Hype, Matthew Dellavedova joins Tom & Benyam for a quick chat about the upcoming season. The Cleveland Cavaliers guard talks about his busy off-season & how his conditioning has been, the new-look Cavs under David Blatt & his new team-mates LeBron James, Kevin Love, Mike Miller, Shawn Marion & James Jones, their pre-season trip to Brazil & jokingly why his home-town Maryborough should get an NBA pre-season game, the anticipation in Cleveland for this upcoming season & his fellow Aussie National Team team-mates in the NBA. Furthermore, Tom & Benyam chat about this new-look Cavs team & what we should expect from them this season.

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Episode 219 – Year of the Clip?

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On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam are joined by #BTHype’s US Correspondent Jamieson Welsh who recently attended the Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets pre-season game in Las Vegas. The episode includes Jamieson’s exclusive interviews with Joe Ingles & Chris Douglas-Roberts. Furthermore, the boys chat about how the Clippers are looking heading into the new season & how they need to improve in the back-up point guard position & the small forward spot. Also, the guys chat about whether or not the Nuggets are a legit Playoff team, Danilo Gallinari’s return from injury, Dirk Nowitzki & LeBron James wanting a shorter NBA schedule & more!

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Episode 218 – The Westbrook Era

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On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam chat about Kevin Durant‘s injury & what it means for Russell Westbrook & the rest of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Furthermore, the guys chat about the Toronto Raptors exercising options on Terrence Ross & Jonas Valanciunas, the potential for 44min games & who should start for the Lakers… Jeremy Lin or Steve Nash?

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Dante Exum’s favourite player growing up was Joe Ingles

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Being a young NBA player, it must be a cool feeling coming up against someone who you grew up watching play.

The majority of the young crop of NBA players coming into the league all grew up being fans of Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Tim Duncan and co. Like Lakers rookie Julius Randle, who grew up a Laker & Kobe fan:

Dante Exum has spoken at numerous times about his fandom for Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose & Manu Ginobili, but today, prior to the Utah Jazz’s 102-89 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers, Dante spoke to David Locke about who his favourite player was growing up:

This is pretty cool. In what is probably a first, Dante’s favourite player growing up is also an NBA rookie. Be it Ingles does have a number of years experience playing in Australia, Spain, Israel & on the Australian National Team.

It just gets better, here’s Dante rocking a Joe Ingles South Dragons jersey from way back. Throwback points times 100.

Ingles and Exum are also room mates during Australian National Team duties, including the recent FIBA World Cup. So, not only has Exum played with & against his favourite player growing up, he’s also been ‘bedroom hazed’ by the guy who gave him his first autograph…

Life is good.

Ingles has always looked out for Dante from a young age as part of the Boomers program. Now they’ll be looking out for each other as they head in to their rookie years in the NBA together.

Here’s a video of Nerlens Noel dancing with an old lady in Spain

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Joel Embiid is back at it again.

Last month, Embiid, Nerlens Noel, Michael Carter-Williams, Brett Brown & Sam Hinkie traveled to Spain to watch the FIBA World Cup. The trip was one part team bonding… another part to support 76ers draft pick Dario Saric who was one of the stars of the Croatian team.

One moment of the trip just surfaced this week as Embiid took to vine to post a video of Nerlens Noel getting all “don’t you forget about me” at the prom style, dance… with another tourist.

The results are this:

Embiid 1 – Noel 0.

I’m sure Nerlens will hit back at the injured rookie very soon.

(via BDL)

Episode 217 – I Go To Rio

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Today on Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam break down all the latest news from around the NBA. The guys chat about the NBA’s new TV deal with Disney & Turner, discussing what that will mean for the League & players moving forward. Furthermore, the guys look ahead to the Cavs v Heat pre-season game in Rio, check in at what some of the players have been doing down in South America & talk about the awkward vibe between these two teams & especially LeBron James, Chris Bosh & Dwyane Wade. All that plus Boris Diaw‘s weight loss bonuses, Andrew Wiggins’ pre-season debut, Lance Stephenson almost becoming a Maverick, Kevin Durant & more!

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Episode 216 – Backcourt Boys

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On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam chat about the Bradley Beal/Dion Waiters arguement of who’s the best (young) back court in the NBA. The boys speak about how the Wizards & Cavs back-courts shape up, plus also discuss Steph Curry/Klay Thompson, Tony Parker/Manu Ginobili & others who deserve to be in the conversation. Furthermore, the guys chat LeBron James already knowing the Cavs offense inside-out, Nick Young‘s injury, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist‘s improved shot, #HollywoodJoe, Cory Joseph’s rap tribute, Saturday Night Live, Brooklyn Nine Nine & more!

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