Episode 173 – Couchella

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The Playoffs are up & running. So far we’ve had upsets galore & some great games of basketball. So, today on Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam break down all 8 games from the first two days of the post-season. The guys chat about the surprise away victories from Atlanta, Golden State, Brooklyn, Golden State & Washington along with the ‘yeah, those went to script wins’ from Miami, Oklahoma City & San Antonio. Furthermore, the boys chat about the phenomenon that is ‘Couchella’, hating on chocolate, Masai Ujiri’s WWE moment, Swaggy P being in the dog house with Iggy Azalea, Dante Exum’s shoe deal & answer your twitter questions!

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 172 – NBA Playoffs Preview

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THE PLAYOFFS ARE HERE, YOU GUYS!

On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam are joined by NBA Australia Editor Simon Legg to preview the 1st round match-ups of the Playoffs. The boys break down all 8 series & give their predictions for how they are going to play out. Furthermore, the boys chat about what potential break-out stars we may see over the next couple of months.

Follow Simon on twitter at @Simon_Legg plus catch him over at NBA Australia through @NBA_AU & au.NBA.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 171 – Coaching Carousel?

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On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam dedicate most of the episode to coaches. The boys chat about the future of Rick Adelman in Minnesota & chat about what non-Playoff coaches may be on the hot-seat. Furthermore, the boys chat about the future of Mark Jackson in Golden State & whether a first round exit may mean his demise. Also, the guys discuss Andrew Bogut’s injury, the Mount Rushmore of soft-drinks, Kevin Love’s future in Minnesota plus the regular segments, Player/Rookie of the week, Tweet of the Week & Into The Toolshed!

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 170 – The Mini Tourney

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Today on #BTHype, Tom & Benyam chat about the race for the final Playoff spots in the Western Conference & how it’s turned into a ‘Mini Tournament’. Also, the boys break down the Heat’s big win over the Indiana Pacers & chat about how LeBron James, Udonis Haslem & the rest of the Heat were able to shut down the Pacers offensively & hit the Pacers where it hurt… In the paint. Furthermore, the guys chat about Rudy Gay’s improvement as a Sacramento King, the Atlanta Hawks eliminating the Knicks from Playoff contention with their win over the Heat, the potential Playoff matchup between the Houston Rockets & the Portland Trail Blazers, Corey Brewer’s 51pt performance vs the Rockets, Lamar Odom to the New York Knicks rumors & 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 169 – Enter The Dragic

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Today on Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam catch up with #BTHype’s US Correspondent Jamieson Welsh who’s just got back from Phoenix after covering the Suns v Thunder thriller. The boys chat about the season that the Oklahoma City Thunder & the Phoenix Suns are having so far, what to expect from these teams in the Playoffs, potential match-ups & more! Furthermore, the boys chat about Kevin Durant’s 25 point streak, the impact of Caron Butler, Goran Dragic, Gerald Green & more!

Furthermore, Jamieson catches up with Scott Brooks, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Reggie Jackson & Derek Fisher. These interviews appear in the show.

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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Episode 168 – NBA 2014 Awards Nominations

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On today’s show, Tom & Benyam pull together their annual awards nominations for the 2013 NBA Season. The boys pick their shortlist for the following awards: Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year, 6th Man of the Year, Most Improved Player, Defensive Player of the Year, International Player of the Year, Least Valuable Player, Tool of the Year, Quote of the Year, Tweet of the Year, Instagrammy of the Year & the coveted Gee-Up of the Year. After pulling together the nominations, now it’s your guys turn to head over to believethehypeNBA.com & vote for who sould win the Awards with the winners being announced in a few weeks.

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 167 – NBA Ups & Downs

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On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam chat about the polar opposite form of the Indiana Pacers & the San Antonio Spurs… Trying to break down what’s going so wrong for the Pacers & what’s lead to the Spurs to their 18 game win streak & their turn of form vs the NBA’s contenders. Furthermore, the boys chat about Nick Young’s 40 point game vs the Trailblazers, whether the Brooklyn Nets are contenders, LeBron James stealing jokes, tattoos & 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 166 – Talking Dubs

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Today, Ethan Sherwood Strauss from ESPN TrueHoop joins Tom & Benyam to chat about the current major talking points surrounding the Golden State Warriors. The boys discuss the Warriors season so far & what we may expect from them in the Playoffs, the expectations that fans, ownership & the media put on the team this season, the defensive influence of Andrew Bogut & Andre Iguodala, the Mark Jackson coaching situation, whether the Warriors are better when playing ‘#FULLSQUAD’, the Warriors locker-room vibe, Bogut’s relationship with Harrison Barnes, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, sleeved jerseys & more!

Follow Ethan on twitter: @SherwoodStrauss & check him out over at ESPN.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 165 – I throw my hands up in the air sometimes

On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam break down the massive game between the Indiana Pacers & the Miami Heat. The boys talk about how Pacers were able to exploit the Heat’s poor post game, Indiana’s defense, Roy Hibbert & Paul George’s big game & what went wrong for the Heat. Furthermore, the boys chat about the Knicks capitulation against the Lakers, the 76ers continuing to lose, Rookie of the Year contenders, Kevin Durant’s huge week, Matthew Dellavedova, Nick Young doing Nick Young kinda things, NBA Live soundtracks & 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 164 – Happy Birthday, Chris Bosh

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It’s Chris Bosh’s birthday! So, today on Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam want to wish the funniest guy in the NBA a happy birthday & chat about the extravagant events that Bosh is holding in Miami to celebrate his 30th. Furthermore, the boys chat about the Toronto Raptors & how important Kyle Lowry & DeMar DeRozan have been to their success this season, DeMarcus Cousins’ on-court improvement & growing maturity over the course of the season & the recent injurys to Andrew Bynum, Marc Gasol & Russell Westbrook.

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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