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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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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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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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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Episode 198 – Wheeling & Dealing

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On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam break down the latest news & rumors from Free Agency. The guys discuss whether or not there’s trouble in the paradise of South Beach with LeBron James reportedly putting the heat on the Heat to make some moves or he’s going to be looking elsewhere & Carmelo Anthony’s few days of free agent pitches. Furthermore, the guys chat whether or not Pau Gasol & Chris Bosh are the two key wildcard free agents & break down some of the already locked in deals featuring Kyle Lowry, Marcin Gortat, Shaun Livingston, Patty Mills, Jodie Meeks, Chris Kaman & Darren Collison.

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 197 – NBA Draft Review & Free Agency Preview

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Today on Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam break down all the big news from the NBA Draft & the opening up of the Free Agency period. The boys chat about the Cleveland Cavaliers selecting Andrew Wiggins with the #1 pick & then re-signing Kyrie Irving to a 5 year $90m extension, winners & losers from the Draft, Dante Exum, Sam Hinkie doing Sam Hinkie kinda things, Jason Kidd doing Jason Kidd kinda things, the future of LeBron James, Chris Bosh & Dwyane Wade at the Miami Heat & other potential free-agent moves including Luol Deng, Greg Monroe & 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 196 – Dante Exum Cisco TelePresence Interview

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Australian Point Guard Dante Exum has been taken with the 5th Pick in the NBA Draft & will officially become a member of the Utah Jazz. Today, Tom took part in a media conference with Dante LIVE from New York via Cisco TelePresence. Dante spoke to Tom & the Australian media about his thoughts on being drafted, the excitement of heading to Utah, what he wants to bring to the team, his future with the Australian National Team, how he’s going to be celebrating & 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 195 – NBA Draft Preview

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On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam preview this weeks’ NBA Draft. The boys chat about how Joel Embiid’s recent injury issues will effect his stock, Dante Exum rising up the draft boards & where he may go, potential draft day trades surrounding Minnesota Timberwolves & Kevin Love, the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers & the Cleveland Cavaliers. Furthermore, the boys run through how they think the Top 10 picks will look, plus Benyam updates us on life in Brazil.

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 194 – NBA Finals Game 5 Review

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The San Antonio Spurs are your 2013/14 NBA Champions!

On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam are joined by Simon Legg from NBA Australia to break down Game 5 from the NBA Finals. The boys chat about the dominating performance from the Spurs, their ability to get certain players firing at certain times throughout the series, Kawhi Leonard‘s Finals MVP performance, the Heat’s pre-game adjustments, why LeBron James wasn’t getting any help & the short & long term futures of both teams. Furthermore, Tom & Benyam wrap-up #BenchWatch for the series & hand out their Bench MVP.

Follow Simon on twitter at @Simon_Legg plus catch him over at NBA Australia through @NBA_AU & au.NBA.com.

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Episode 193 – NBA Finals Game 4 Review & Game 5 Preview

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Today on Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam break down the San Antonio Spurs’ 107-86 victory over the Miami Heat to take a commanding 3-1 series lead & move them to only one win away from the NBA Championship. The boys break down Kawhi Leonard‘s big game, LeBron James‘ issues early, his 19 point 3rd quarter & what’s wrong with the Heat role players. Furthermore, the guys chat about Patty Mills & Danny Green‘s importance on the defensive end, “Poetic Justice” Boris Diaw, the Heat’s issues with defensive intensity, Dwyane Wade & break down one of the greatest #BenchWatch performances of the modern era. Also, the guys look ahead to Game 5 & talk about what adjustments the Miami Heat will need to make & whether or not the Spurs can close the series out on Sunday.

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