The NBA on NBC theme song has a sweet rap track, you guys

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Move over Nelly – Heart of a ChampionThe Roundball Rock now has a sweet new rap track.

The artist, Boy Pierce, has dropped some awesome lines shouting out everything from Grant Hill drinking Sprite through to Chris Mullin’s flat-top.

It also probably features the first ever Anthony Mason rap reference “I’m Anthony Mason & I go n slam on your face son”

Hearing the line “NBA on NBC, way before the MP3″ is now officially the reason I wake up in the morning.

Check it out:

Via: Boyd Pierce Music

NBA announces new USA vs the World format for Rising Stars challenge

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Today the NBA has announced a new ‘USA vs the World’ format for the Rising Stars Challenge starting from the upcoming 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend in New York.

The format will see rookie & sophmore players from the United States take on their fellow 1st & 2nd year NBA players from the rest of the world. It’s a welcome change to the game that has gone through a lot of evolution since it first entered the fray in 1994. Initially it started off as just a rookie challenge, then in 2000 it became rookies vs sophmores, before changing again in 2013 to be a mixture of rookies & sophs selected by NBA TV personalities.

The new format showcases how the NBA has grown globally. This season, there is a record 101 international players, making up over 20% of players the league.

It’ll also be cool to see some match-ups from past Nike Hoop Summits happen again. A number of the players in the International Player Pool were a part of the historic back-to-back victories for the World team in 2013 & 2014.

Potential international players who could be playing for the International team include: Anthony Bennett, Andrew Wiggins, Kelly Olynyk, Alex Len, Steven Adams, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Dennis Schroder, Gorgui Dieng, Matthew Dellavedova, Dante Exum, Joe Ingles, Cameron Bairstow, Nik Stauskas, Jusuf Nurkic, Pero Antic, Nikola Mirotic & Kostas Papanikolaou.

via NBA media release

Jason Richardson is old & his team-mates want him to know that

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Today is Jason Richardson‘s 34th Birthday… Which, is kinda old in NBA circles.

His team, the Philadelphia 76ers, is the second youngest team in the NBA behind the Utah Jazz (who are all too young to actually appreciate jazz music) with an average age of 24.5 years. If it wasn’t for Richardson, they’d be the youngest team in the NBA.

For the former Slam Dunk champion’s birthday, the team gave him Depend For Men underwear, a bathrobe & some baby food. Here’s the Instagram photo he posted about it below:

34th Birthday presents from my teammates!!!😅😅😅😂😂😂😂😂

A photo posted by J-Rich (@richboyz23) on

Richardson hasn’t played since January 2013 & has been out with stress fractures. Let’s hope that this care package allows old man Richo to get back on his feet & back on the hardwood soon.

via: BDL

Kobe Bryant ‘Let it Go’ Frozen Parody

The Lakers are having a terrible season and are quickly becoming the butt of a lot of jokes….mainly this one.

So the guys at Bleacher Report made this fantastically ridiculous Frozen parody, titled: Let it Tank…….you get the point.

Kobe has two daughters and would have definitely seen Frozen.. so I’m sure he loves it.

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via: Bleacher Report

Mo More Problems

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By Roscoe Whalan.

Wilt. Kobe. Jordan. NBA greats that have dropped 50 points in a game are known by just one name.

Now, you can add “Mo” to that list.

That’s right, Mo Williams, the 47th pick in the 2003 NBA Draft dropped 50 big ones last night.

Mo went bananas in Indianapolis dialling in 52 points – including 21 in the last quarter to propel the lowly Timberwolves to their first win in 16 starts.

The shock came in two equally stupefying parts. First: Mo Williams is still in the league? And then secondly: How the hell did he just drop 52?

Yes, that’s right, Mo Williams, the guy who was last relevant the first time LeBron was in Cleveland.

It took six teams and 12 years before Williams reached the milestone. No one believed you were a starter, Mo. Well, I guess you just proved them wrong. 52 points for the team with the second-worst record in the NBA. Well done.

Forget the Big Ticket. Forget Kevin Love and forget Corey Brewer’s equally random 51 last season.

The Most Points in a Single Game for the Minnesota Timberwolves record now belongs to Mo Williams.

Some guys were born to score 50 and some were born to randomly score 50. Is this just a Timberwolves phenomenon or are there other unlikely candidates who could possibly join the club?

Hassan Whiteside

The 33rd pick in the 2010 Draft, Hassan Whiteside debuted in October 2010 but didn’t score his first NBA point until more than two years later. Now, the Miami Heat have taken a flyer on the 7-footer and it’s paying dividends. Whiteside crushed DeAndre Jordan and the Clippers last week to tune of 23 points and 16 rebounds in just 29 minutes! Give the man 48 minutes and let it rain!

Mike James

When people say they “want to be like Mike”, it’s wholly unclear whether they mean Michael Jordan or Mike James. The 6”2 beast has shown off his offensive exploits for eleven NBA franchises in his storied career but no team knows Mike better than Toronto. Yes, it was Mike not Vince who was the first Raptor to dropped 30 or more points in four straight games back in 2006. He could do that and more – if only he could get a call up from the D-League.

Ben Gordon

A formidable scorer during his time in Chicago. Ben came excruciatingly close to 50 big ones back in 2007. Since then, he lost his mojo in Detroit before being given the unenviable task of dragging the team formerly known as the Charlotte Bobcats out of the cellar following it’s 7 win season. However, the soul-searching is over and Gordon’s now landed in Orlando but has he still got the Magic in him?

Charlie Villanueva

There must be something about signing in Detroit Pistons that just ruins careers. Like Ben Gordon, Charlie Villanueva joined the Pistons in the summer of 2009. As a rookie in Milwaukee Charlie V torched the Raptors for 48 – just two shy of the elusive 50. Since he signed with Detroit? He’s only hit 30 twice.

Trevor Booker

The Cookbook is averaging a modest 7.5 points per game in his first season with the Utah Jazz but after pulling this one out of his bag of tricks last week, I’m convinced Trevor could do anything.

Roscoe Whalan is a #BTHype US Correspondent & will be covering games across the East Coast, based in Washington for believethehypeNBA.com this season. Follow him on Twitter: @RoscoeWhalan7

The Warriors have a new plane song, you guys

Yep! After O.T Genesis’ CoCo was banned by the powers that be, the Warriors have been looking for a new song to play on the plane during post-victory hamming it up sessions.

They’ve picked Wiz Kalifa’s ‘We’re Dem Boyz’. Please note: Andrew Bogut making it rain in a private jet is possibly the greatest moment of 2015 so far.

Check out the Instagram video:

Breaking down the Spurs’ visit the White House

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The San Antonio Spurs made the traditional NBA champions visit to chill at the White House with Barack Obama. Things went pretty much as expected, shaking hands handing over custom jerseys and general hamming it up with the POTUS.

You can watch the video above, but really the four main points to take away from this trip are:

1. Obama dropped a cool new nickname on the Spurs….. “The UN of basketball”

2. Tim Duncan didn’t wear a tie (mainly because whatever Tim says, goes)

3. Patty Mills spotted something terrifying in the crowd.

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4. Boris Diaw would make the best Hollywood movie President.

Good visit at the white house today, i look like i know what i am talking about

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