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Episode 222 – NBA Western Conference 2014-15 Preview

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On today’s audio & video episode of Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam chat about how the Western Conference is shaping up ahead of the 2014/15 NBA Season. The guys break down the biggest off-season moves out of the West, “The Race & The Chase” to be crowned contenders for Western Conference Champions at the end of the season, rookies to watch & 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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Episode 221 – NBA Eastern Conference 2014-15 Preview

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On today’s audio & video episode of Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam chat about how the Eastern Conference is shaping up ahead of the 2014/15 NBA Season. The guys break down the biggest off-season moves out of the East, “The Race & The Chase” to be crowned contenders for Eastern Conference Champions at the end of the season, rookies to watch & more!

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#BTHype presents: Frenchy’s NBA Picks

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Today, Tom and Benyam sat down with stand-up comedian and YouTube funnyman Frenchy to get his ‘picks’ and ‘predictions’ for the upcoming NBA season.

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You can catch all of Frenchy’s comedy videos on his YouTube channel here: – http://is.gd/SungaAttack
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SungaAttack

Buy tickets to see his stand up show HERE: http://fringecomedy.com.au/single-eve…

Kevin Durant now rides around on a sweet scooter

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Kevin Durant has recently had a successful surgery on his right foot fracture. The downside… He’s injured & will miss the first 5-6 weeks of the regular season… The upside… He gets to ride this sweet scooter:

In the above Vine, Durant was heading into a press-conference with the local media. “I feel like Nick Saban, just rolling around on my scooter court to court,” said Durant (via NBC).

It looks like until KD can be back walking again, he’ll be riding dirty…

Also, it looks like a part of Mitch McGary’s rookie hazing will be to ride around on a scooter with his superstar team-mate. I’m hoping that footage of a Wacky Races style race around the OKC gym emerges sometime over the next few weeks.

SIDE NOTE: This isn’t the first time i’ve been excited about Durant competing in a Wacky Races style event… There was this Segway photo that he dropped in Barcelona back in 2012:

via: TNLP

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?

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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