K-Seph & Tony Parker got a bit annoyed about the tardiness of their French team-mates during London 2012… before their important matchup against Lithuania which would go a long way to deciding who would finish second in their group, the two partyboys of the team got out the electro & made sure that all 10 of their team-mates were up & ready for their 9am start…
FYI – France won the game 82-74 & Tony Parker finished with a game high 27pts.
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We’re only a month out from the London 2012 Olympic Games & after such a successful tournament, the media & certain players attention is already turning towards the next major International Basketball Tournament – the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain.
Today two time Olympic Gold Medalist Deron Williams was asked on if he would make himself available for his first FIBA World Cup & he said that he would be “definitely open” to the idea of representing the USA at the tournament.
“I’ll be 32, so I’m not going to be too old,” Williams said. “(Jason) Kidd was 36 the last time we did it, so I could play two more essentially. But we’ll see, we’ll see what happens. Four years is a long ways off.”
For more on this report visit the NBA.com article…
The 2014 World Cup is going to be a massive tournament. FIBA has recently re-branded the “World Championships” into the “World Cup” & this is the first tournament since the change.
With the tournament being in Spain, the back-to-back Silver Medalist home team are going to be at the top of their game with their young core of Ricky Rubio, Marc Gasol, Serge Ibaka, Sergio Lull & Victor Claver will all have a couple more seasons of experience under their belt making the Spanish a deeper team than what the USA faced in the Olympic Final.
The United States are going to need all hands on deck if they want to repeat their Championship winning performance from Turkey 2010.
During the London 2012 Olympic Games, as #believethehype are an Aussie podcast, naturally we were getting asked a lot of questions about our basketballers & there was certainly a lot of attention put on some of our guys plying their trade in Europe. Especially Joe Ingles.
ESPN released their newest “Aussies Abroad” special this week featuring some of the Boomers who played in Spain this year including former #believethehype guest AJ Ogilvy, Joe Ingles, Brad Newley & David Barlow.
ESPN’s Jason Bennett sits down with all four Boomers to discuss life and hoops in Spain as well as what it’s like to don the Green & Gold of the Aussie Boomers.
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Renowned ”Kobe Hater” Nas had to eat his words when he bumped into Kobe & Caremlo Anthony (who by the way is holding the world’s cheapest bottle of Sav Blanc…) at Swizz Beat’s London 2012 after after after party.
This Instagram comes from the iPhone of Chris Paul and wins my favourite photo of the Gold Medal celebrations, due to the fact there is so many different things happening in the photo.
It seems as though each member of the Supreme Team is posing for a rap album cover. #believethehype thanks James Harden for sacrificing himself and taking such a hilarious photo…sixth man, on and off the court.
My hero of the photo is Tyson Chandler……..
Seems as though the Supreme Team is going for a world record of most Instagrams of one event ever. Here’s the pick of the bunch, enjoy!
Deron and CP3 couldn’t give a crap about the bad “Old Gold” omen of the Olympic Games. As D-Will always says “Whenever you can, always rock 2 Chainz”.
The London 2012 Games have come to a close & it’s been an action packed Basketball Tournament. Today, Tom & Benyam review everything from the final two matches of the tournament – the Bronze Medal game between Russia & Argentina & of course, the Gold Medal game between the United States & Spain. Plus, the boys speak about their favourite moments from the Basketball competition & the Olympics in general. Furthermore, the team pull together an All-Olympic Team to celebrate who the best players were in the tournament.
Don’t forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread and @benyamkidane and using the #believethehype tag to ask questions to be answered in next weeks episode.
The Supreme Team have been hitting up Instagram like it’s going out of fashion since taking out the Olympic Gold Medal… Here’s the pick of the bunch at the moment.
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If Spain are going to beat the USA, they are going to need to have the perfect game. #believethehype’s trained team of analysts ran the game through & have pulled out what the Box Score needs to look like for Spain to win the Gold Medal.
The final score in a Spain win is predicted to be 157-156… With a perfect performance from all 12 of their team members.
Boris Diaw didn’t appreciate my Dwight Howard to Los Angeles trash talk…