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#BTHype catches up with Chris Goulding

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Today, Tom & Benyam caught up with Chris Goulding down at Australia’s pre-FIBA World Cup camp for a quick chat.

The boys chat with Chris about his new contract with CAI Zaragoza in the ACB, trying to make the Australian team for the FIBA World Cup, the improvement of his game we’ve seen over the last few years & the path he took through Australia’s National Basketball League to reach the International level. Furthermore, the guys chat with Chris about his experiences with the Dallas Mavericks at NBA Summer League this year & the 6 weeks he spent prior to the start of LVSL working out in Dallas & lifting weights with Dirk Nowitzki.

The audio for this also appears in Episode 203 of the podcast.

Furthermore, an interview with fellow Boomer & Utah Jazz Summer Leaguer Brock Motum will be released shortly.

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Episode 203 – FIBA Fever: Spanish Boomers

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Today on Believe The Hype’s World Cup Podcast FIBA Fever, Tom & Benyam break down the recently announced Australian Boomers squad. Prior to the announcement, the guys caught up with Chris Goulding & Brock Motum at Boomers Camp in Canberra & those interviews appear in the episode. Furthermore, the boys chat about Ben Simmons missing the cut, the leadership of Matthew Dellavedova, whether Dante Exum should start or come off the bench, the wing depth, guys who are going to their first major tournament, the upcoming Team USA Mini-Camp & who may make the final roster for the USABMNT.

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 202 – The Endless Summer League

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On today’s episode, Believe The Hype’s US Correspondent Jamieson Welsh joins Tom & Benyam from Summer League in Vegas. The guys chat about, Summer League MVP Glen Rice Jr, his team-mate Otto Porter & what they mean to the short-term future of the Washington Wizards, the Chicago Bulls & Sacramento Kings impressive tourneys, the Lakers coaching situation & more!

Also, Jamieson catches up for exclusive interviews with Tony Snell, Jordan Clarkson, Nik Stauskas, Ray McCallum & Kyle Anderson. These interviews appear in the episode.

Don’t forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread@benyamkidane &@theejamieson and using the #BTHype tag to ask questions to be answered in next weeks episode.

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Off Season Instagrams – Dwyane Wade

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After LeBron James announced he’d be taking his talents back to Cleveland for the next two seasons… The Miami Heat’s future was sent in a tailspin… No more ‘King’.

Dwyane Wade’s having nothing of it… So, along with Pat Riley signing Luol Deng as the team’s starting small forward, Wade’s looking for a new partner to help him finish those highlight lobs that we’ve all become accustomed to as regular viewing during regular season Heat basketball.

So, today on the recruitment drive, Wade hit up Seaworld to check out the much hyped LePorpoise James.

I think Miami have found their new highlight machine.

Episode 201 – That Vegas Show

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On today’s episode, Believe The Hype’s US Correspondent Jamieson Welsh joins Tom & Benyam from Summer League in Vegas. The boys chat about some of the players who have impressed so far, Jabari Parker vs Andrew Wiggins, the impressive youth movements in the Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers & Cleveland Cavaliers.

Also, Jamieson catches up for exclusive interviews with Anthony Bennett, Matthew Dellavedova, Dante Exum, Kendall Marshall, James Ennis, Cameron Bairstow & Brock Motum. These interviews appear in the episode.

Don’t forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread@benyamkidane & @theejamieson and using the #BTHype tag to ask questions to be answered in next weeks episode.

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Patty Mills & Aron Baynes hijack a live TV broadcast

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The San Antonio Spurs trophy tour has begun ‘Down Undah’. No better way to start it than for the 2 Aussie Spurs to hijack a live TV broadcast?

This morning, Patty Mills, Aron Baynes & the trophy that Australia has affectionately dubbed as “Lazza” made a very unprompted public appearance on Fox Sports News. Whilst FSN reporter Julian De Stoop was doing a live cross from outside Collingwood Football Club’s training facility, the NBA Champions thought that it’d be a good idea to take over the broadcast to show off “Lazza” to the world.

De Stoop was none-the-wiser, saying “Get off boys, get off!” whilst accidentally pushing Patty Mills’ injured shoulder!

When De Stoop realised that it was in fact Patty & Aron doing the prank he said:

“I’m highly embarrassed about that, i’ll have to apologise to [Patty] down the track.”

“I had no idea it was him. I just thought it was a couple of Collingwood nuffies.”

I hope that this isn’t the last we see of Patty, Aron & Lazza gate-crashing Australian TV broadcasts… Who knows? We may see them do the same thing behind the window outside of the Sunrise Studio… Or even Frogging LIVE on stage during the X Factor?

The opportunities are endless.

Check out the video here

Let’s be honest… Julian De Stoop’s face says it all.

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UPDATE:

Julian De Stoop wrote on Fox Sports about the stunt & apologizing to Patty for elbowing his injured shoulder:

I can honestly say that this is the first time I’ve been punked by a bloke with a newly-minted three-year $12 million NBA contract. And I’m pretty confident in saying that I’ve never previously been photobombed with a major US sporting trophy.

By the way, I’ve got some good news for all you Spurs fans out there. Mills’ shoulder is in good nick after his recent operation. He barely flinched when I gave him a gentle shove!

Sorry for that Patty – all the best with the recovery and the championship defence.

H/T: @TomCastletonFOX & @MitchCompton

Episode 200 – I’m Coming Home

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“In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have. I’m ready to accept the challenge. I’m coming home.” – LeBron James

On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam break down LeBron James’ decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The boys chat about his letter, Dan Gilbert, what this means for the team on the court, how LeBron James can help the Cavs’ young core of Kyrie Irving, Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett & Dion Waiters & whether this Cleveland Cavaliers roster, as constructed, are a legitimate threat in the East (um, yeah.) & the Kevin Love trade rumors & LeBron’s smart move only signing a 2 year contract. Furthermore, the guys chat about all the other major Free Agency news of Chris Bosh re-signing with the Miami Heat, the Houston Rockets being the biggest loser of the past 24 hours, despide signing Trevor Ariza, Jeremy Lin to the Lakers, Carmelo Anthony most-likely staying in New York, Pau Gasol close to signing with the Chicago Bulls & how Lance Stephenson has become the most valuable chip in the evenly powered Eastern Conference.

Also, this is episode 200 for us… So, thanks for listening & continuing to support the show. You guys are the best.

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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Rookie hazing’s already begun for Jordan Clarkson

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The NBA life has already started for Los Angeles Lakers rookie Jordan Clarkson… the Lakers 2nd Round Draft pick  will more than likely make the team’s roster next season… But there’s no guarantees just yet.

However, the Lakers don’t wait for contracts to be signed before they start the rookie hazing process.

The team’s only just arrived in Las Vegas today & Lakers Summer League Coach Bill Bertka has already sized Clarkson up for some of the more mundane rookie duties… Most notably, doing the coaches grocery shopping.

This is a good sign for Clarkson. For Bertka to put this kind of trust in him before he’s even signed the dotted line must mean that the Lakers have plans for him this upcoming season… Plans probably including:

  • Pre-game doughnuts
  • Wearing funny suits to nationally televised games
  • Pumping up flat basketballs
  • Carrying Kobe Bryant’s bags
  • Pop-corning cars

& maybe becoming a reliable back-up point-guard off the bench?

Episode 199 – Mightly Morphin Russell Westbook

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Today on Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam answer your social media questions from either Twitter or Facebook. The boys chat about everything from Gordon Hayward & Chandler Parsons’ offer sheets, to the Chicago Bulls interest in Lance Stephenson, Voltron, Hip-Hop, NBA hair-cuts, through to Russell Westbrook’s fashion & 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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