About Tom Read

Believe The Hype podcaster

Episode 243 – NBA Christmas Wish List

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On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam go all Christmassy up in here! The guys look ahead to the NBA Christmas Day games & also present their NBA Christmas wish-list for the back-half of the season. Furthermore, the guys chat the rumored Deron Williams to Sacramento rumors plus regular segments Player/Rookie of the Week, Into the Toolshed & Tweet of the Week!

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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Episode 242 – Texas Rondo

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On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam break down the trade that sent Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks & talk about what this means for both the Celtics & the Mavs moving forward. Furthermore, the guys discuss Andrew Bogut & Jabari Parker‘s recent injury issues & Kevin Durant reaching 15K points & becoming the first player to score 30 points in under 20 minutes. Also, when the podcast was finishing, Corey Brewer was traded to the Rockets in exchange for Troy Daniels, so we rapid react to that.

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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Liam Neeson is probably the most hectic Knicks fan

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We all know how passionate Knicks fans are… They demand success… Haven’t seen it for years… And are prepared to let the players know exactly how they feel.

However, ‘Taken 3′ star Liam Neeson has taken Knicks fandom to the next level in these commercials for ESPN’s coverage of Christmas Day games.

In the first commercial, Neeson has tracked down John Wall… to tell him about “his teams very specific set of skills” (which, with the team at 5-21, even i’m not sure exactly what ‘skills’ he’s talking about)

In the second commercial, Neeson’s basically thrown his hand up to replace Derek Fisher as the Knicks coach after he called up Amar’e Stoudemire to tell him exactly what he wants to see from him on the court.

Hey, Knicks… “good luck”.

Episode 241 – Sacramento’s REAL franchise guy

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Today on Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam break down the biggest talking points from the last week of NBA action. The guys chat about the Sacramento Kings firing Mike Malone, what it means for the team & their star players DeMarcus Cousins & Rudy Gay, potential contenders to fill the Head Coach job & the weird reign of Vivek Ranadive. Furthermore, the guys chat about potential first time NBA All-Stars, the Miami Heat’s injury bug, Kobe Bryant passing Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list & what Isaiah Thomas firing his agent means for his future in Phoenix. All that plus player/rookie of the week, Into the Toolshed & tweet of the week!

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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Episode 240 – IDM

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Today on Believe The Hype, Rey Moralde from That NBA Lottery Pick joins Tom & Benyam for a chat. the boys discuss the Portland Trail Blazers start to the season, Kobe Bryant‘s chasing down Michael Jordan in the scoring ranks, Nick Young taking over the world one big shot at a time & Ray Allen rumors.

Follow Rey on twitter @TheNoLookPass & check him out at http://thatnbalotterypick.com.

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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Episode 239 – Q1 Report

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Today on Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam talk about all the main talking points from the first quarter of the NBA season. The guys chat about who the current MVP candidates are, what have been the biggest surprises this season from both a positive & negative point of view & players who may be traded before the deadline. Furthermore, the guys decypher ESPN’s 25 under 25 list.

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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Episode 238 – NBA These guys are good

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On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam wrap up the week that was in the NBA. The boys chat about the Cleveland Cavaliers 8 game win-streak, the dominance of LeBron James, the return of Matthew Dellavedova & the always lingering trade rumors surrounding Dion Waiters. Furthermore, the guys chat about Kyrie Irving‘s new shoe deal & talk about other NBA players who should have shoe contracts. Also, the boys chat about the Royals NBA visit, DeMarcus Cousins‘ health issues, how bad the Pistons are, Coco & 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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