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Episode 264 – The IT Crowd

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Today on Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam wrap-up all the major talking points from the last week of NBA action. The guys chat about what’s next for the Chicago Bulls in the post-Derrick Rose injury world, How Isaiah Thomas has made winning basketball a ‘thing’ in Boston, the Cavaliers struggles with Kyrie Irving injured, JaVale McGee being bought out by the Philadelphia 76ers and all of the regulars… Player/Rookie of the Week, Tweet of the Week and Into the Toolshed.

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VIDEO: Who’s in the running for MVP?

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The halfway point of the season is gone. All-Star Weekend is over and the trade deadline seems like a distant memory. Today, Tom and Benyam discuss who they feel are the MVP candidates to look out for as we come down the home stretch of the regular season.

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Episode 263 – Off to the (Playoff) races

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Today on Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam wrap-up all the major talking points from the last week of NBA action. The guys chat about the race for the 7th and 8th seeds in both the Eastern and Western Conferences, Chris Bosh‘s unfortunate health issues and what that means for the Miami Heat, the Cavaliers continue to streak and how the team has clicked since Timofey Mozgov, J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert have joined the team, the Kendrick Perkins to Cleveland rumors, Larry Sanders‘ future, Russell Westbrook taking over the World and more!

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Episode 262 – Did That Actually Happen?

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On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam break down all the craziness from the trade deadline. The boys chat about all the major moves and discuss how Goran Dragic will fit in Miami, #TBT with Kevin Garnett in Minnesota, the lowkey best move of the deadline in Arron Afflalo being shipped to Portland and what the hell are the Philadelphia 76ers doing?

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Episode 261 – NBA All-Star Game Review

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Today on Believe The Hype, Tom, Benyam, Nick Metallinos from Starting5online and Simon Legg from NBA Australia review all the happenings from last night’s NBA All-Star Game that was full of ‘almost records’. The guys chat about Russell Westbrook‘s almost record breaking MVP performance which saw him score 41 points, falling 1 point short of Wilt Chamberlain‘s record, LeBron James falling agonisingly short of taking over Kobe Bryant on the all-time All-Star scoring list and Kyle Korver falling 1 three short of the record of most threes in an All-Star Game. Furthermore, the guys chat about the big news that broke straight after the game that the New York Knicks will buy out Amar’e Stoudemire and Tom chats to Korver post-game about his experience this weekend.

Follow Simon on twitter @Simon_Legg and check him out at NBA Australia atnba.com/Australia and @NBA_AU. Hit up Nick on twitter @NickMetallinos and check him out at Starting5online.com.

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Episode 260 – NBA All-Star Friday & Saturday Night Review

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On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam are joined by Simon Legg from NBA.com/Australia and Nick Metallinos from Starting5online to break down all the big talking points from NBA All-Star Friday and Saturday Night. The guys chat about Team Bosh’s three-peat in the Shooting Stars, the new format of the Skills Challenge and how Patrick Beverley‘s win was classic Beverley, Stephen Curry finally getting the job done in an amazing Three Point Shootout and how Zach LaVine has brought the Dunk Contest back to relevancy. Furthermore, the guys talk about Team World’s 121-112 win over Team USA in the Rising Stars Challenge and some of the major highlights from that game including Andrew Wiggins‘ MVP performance, Rudy Gobert‘s dominant display and the intriguing battle between Dante Exum and Trey Burke.

Follow Simon on twitter @Simon_Legg and check him out at NBA Australia at nba.com/Australia and @NBA_AU. Hit up Nick on twitter @NickMetallinos and check him out at Starting5online.com.

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Episode 259 – NBA All-Star Weekend Preview

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Today on Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam look ahead to the NBA All-Star Weekend & preview all the major events including the Rising Stars Challenge, Shooting Stars, Skills Challenge, Three Point Shootout, Slam Dunk Contest and the All-Star Game. Furthermore, the guys chat to Matthew Dellavedova and J.R. Smith about Delly’s late call-up to the Rising Stars Challenge and also, as a bonus, Benyam chats to Patrick Mills about his season so far.

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