Swaggy P held a Q&A so that he can help you become the Swaggiest version of yourself

AP: Always listen to life advice from Swaggy P. Always.

AP: Always listen to life advice from Swaggy P. Always.

Twitter Q&A’s are always all of the fun… However, Nick Young Q&A’s can change your life. Fact.

Today, Swaggy P took to twitter to answer all the questions that could make your life as complete and as ‘Swaggy’ as his.

It was 20 minutes of must read life facts.

First up, he answered the most important question of all… Why the right arm is no longer exclusively for buckets.

Next up was Swaggy P, career and university advisor.

Tourism guide to LA, must see hot-spots was next.

Swaggy now wants people to get with the times, y’all. It’s 2015… Start wearing your clothes like it is.

Lucky I’m over 5’9…

Next up was how to get a fly sheila back to the pad…

I’m not sure if that’s how he landed Iggy, but, never doubt Swaggy P.

Pet naming advice from Swaggy P is very important.

Now onto some keeping it real life advice to finish it off…

You’re welcome.

Episode 320 – Contract Valanciunas

Getty Images: Jonas 'bout to get P.A.I.D.

Getty Images: Jonas ’bout to get P.A.I.D.

Today on Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam have a chat about the biggest talking points from the last week of the NBA off-season. The guys chat about Australia qualifying for the Olympics, the DeMarcus Cousins trade rumors, Jonas Valanciunas nearing a 4 year $60m contract extension, Joel Embiid‘s injury, the rookies having a lot of love for Jahlil Okafor plus J.R. Smith and Tristan Thompson‘s contract situations.

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

Closing Song: 1 2 3 4 5 Sixers. Oldschool Anthem Philadelphia 76ers

Steph Curry dishes on Obama’s golf course trash talk


Of course Steph Curry plays golf with Barack Obama during the NBA off-season..the perks of being an NBA champion.

Steph dropped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to detail his recent outing with his dad Dell, the POTUS and Ray Allen and the high stakes trash talk Obama was bringing on the links.

“There would be like a four-foot putt, and in the friendly games where you’re not really playing for money or betting or anything, usually it’s a gimme, you just pick it up,” Curry said.

“He’d be crickets… just silent. Just looking at you like, ‘Are you going to mark your putt? Are you going to make that?’ He’d put the pressure on you, that kind of deal. He’d talk about ‘Oh, you’re shaking’ that kind of stuff. There’s 25 secret service agents on every hole so I couldn’t relax at all. Snipers everywhere.”

Curry’s one of the most reliable late-game performers in the NBA, but on the final hole,  with the game on the line, Steph admitted he triple-bogeyed the final hole to blow the game.

Anthony Davis teaches James Cordon how to Whip and Nae Nae

AD_cordenAs Anthony Davis’ star continues to rise, were going to see a whole lot more of him on national television, hopefully including more dancing.

After he turned down a slot on Dancing with the Stars (which would have been utterly ridiculous) he still gave us some on air dance moves, teaching James Corden on the Late Late Show, how to whip and nae nae.

Aside from that AD spoke about being on the cover of NBA 2K16, his new enormous NBA contract, whilst somehow sitting on a couch next to Professor X and still being the coolest person in the room.

via: Eye on Basketball

Iggy Azalea rented out a Sydney theme park so Swaggy P could have all of the fun times

Nick Young and Iggy Azalea have all of the fun, you guys.

The NBA’s ‘first couple’ are currently visiting Australia on a promotional tour for one of Iggy’s major sponsors, Bonds.

Only in town for a couple of days, radio duo Hamish and Andy asked Iggy in an interview today if there’s anything special that she’d be doing for him, as transcribed by Pedestrian.TV:

Hamish asked Iggs, “You’re only here for a couple of days, is there something that you promised him [Nick] you’d do? Duck over to Taronga or do you want to go something a little more traditional…”

To which Andy countered, “Are you going to pretend that we don’t have Luna Park?”, wrongly assuming she’d steer clear a national landmark that’s the literal gateway to clown-related nightmares for children everywhere.


“I rented it yesterday, I love Luna Park!,” Azalea said.

Hamish, legend that he is, joked: “I didn’t see that option at the ticket booth: single, concession, family, whole park. I’ll take whole park!”

Azalea: “I would have gone regularly, I promise I would have, but I didn’t realise it’s not open everyday and I’d been talking about it so much to Nick, and then when I actually looked to buy tickets for my whole group I saw every day we were looking at it isn’t open. I didn’t want him to not go.”

This is possibly the greatest thing ever. Renting Luna Park starts at around $200K. So, that’s a pretty expensive day for a sub-par amusement park. I mean, everyone says amusement parks are expensive… BUT THIS IS ON ANOTHER LEVEL!


A photo posted by Nick Young (@swaggyp1) on

In other news, Iggy said that Swaggy’s favourite ride was The Rotor… Which is basically a ride that spins around and around in circles.

“I videoed that [Nick on the Rotor], I didn’t do it. I did every ride but that one. Everything spins around, I’d want to vomit after.” said Azalea.

Lets hope that the footage of this surfaces soon.

via: Pedestrian.TV

DeAndre Jordan… Can’t shoot a free throw… Can pitch a baseball

MLB.com: DAJ's first pitch wasn't that bad.

MLB.com: DAJ’s first pitch wasn’t that bad.

Last NBA season, Clippers big-man DeAndre Jordan ranked second last in Free Throw percentage… Shooting 39.7% from the charity stripe (shout-out to Andre Drummond‘s 38.9% performance).

His struggles are well known.

So, naturally, when it was announced that he’d be throwing the opening pitch at the LA Angels home game today against the Chicago White Sox, most people thought he was going to go all 50 Cent up in this place:


However, this wasn’t the case… DAJ’s performance was about as flawless as it could be from a 7 footer who doesn’t play baseball.

Check it out:

Bogut leads Australia to Rio with huge peformance

FIBA: Bogut was a terror on both ends in Game 2.

FIBA: Andrew Bogut caused New Zealand a world of trouble on both ends in Game 2.

Earlier in the day, rumours swirled that Andrew Bogut may miss the Boomers second game against New Zealand after tweaking his back in Game one, instead the big man dusted himself off to play a pivotal role in securing Olympic qualification.

Bogut produced 10 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks in the Boomers 89-79 win, but most impressively he reminded everyone of the accomplished offensive threat he poses, with some sublime work around the rim….like this.

….and this emphatic put-back dunk.

Whilst Bogut set the pace for the Boomers with his typically stifling defence, the Aussies found contributions offensively, all over the floor. Matthew Dellavedova led the way with 14 points, while David Andersen (11) and Cam Bairstow (10) chipped in as well.

Though Delly’s scoring was invaluable, it was his dogged defence on Corey Webster which impressed the most, restricting the Kiwi gunner to 7-24 shooting from the field.

The Aussies shot relatively well from downtown, burying six of their 15 attempts, but it was inside where they really found their rhythm, with the big men providing the focal point for the offence as the Aussies hit a scorching 58% on two-point attempts.

Not to mention that earth shattering pick Nate Jawai set on Reuben Te Rangi.

As was the case in Game 1, the Boomers controlled the glass in Game 2, out-rebounding New Zealand 45-28, including 11 offensive boards, which created several second chance opportunities.

New Zealand still have a chance to make it to Rio, but must now go through a qualifying tournament.

You can catch all the highlights from Game 2 right here.

Not even Joey Crawford is safe from Brandon Armstrong’s impersontations


He’s been roasting NBA players all off-season long with his ridiculously accurate impersonations and now a man all too worthy of the comical stylings of Brandon Armstrong has suffered the same fate.

From flailing exaggerated gestures, blocking free throws to telling players to shut up, Joey Crawford DGAF.


via: Brandon Armstrong

Watch these French announcers get overly excited about Rudy Gobert dunks


Getty Images: Gobert loves throwing down dunks & will continue to do so.

This weekend the French National Team defeted Ukraine 95-63 in a warm-up game for Eurobasket.

The game marked French stalwart Florent Pietrus’ 200th appearance for ‘Les Bleus’ but the real story of the game was how happy-with-it the French commentary team got everytime Rudy Gobert threw down a dunk.

“It’s Dunkorama time”, you guys.

In other French Basketball news, coach Vincent Collet announced his final squad for Eurobasket just before the game tipped off. Thomas Heurtel and Mouhammadou Jaiteh were the last two players cut.

Their final squad is: Alexis Ajinca,  Nicolas BatumNando De Colo,  Boris Diaw, Antoine Diot, Evan FournierMickael Gelabale, Rudy Gobert, Charles Kahudi, Joffrey LauvergneTony Parker and Florent Pietrus.

Episode 319 – FIBA Fever: Homecoming

Getty Images: There's no denying it... The Boomers are Patty's team.

Getty Images: There’s no denying it… The Boomers are Patty’s team.

Today on Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam break down the Australian Boomers’ 12 point win against the New Zealand Tall Blacks in Game 1 of the FIBA Oceania Series. The guys chat about Patty Mills‘ huge game winning performance, Andrew Bogut point GAWD and more. Furthermore, the guys chat with Patty post-game about the game and being back in the Boomers set-up and also break down how Team USA may look at Rio 2016 after this weeks’ mini-camp in Las Vegas.

Furthermore, Jamieson catches up with Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green to have a chat with them about their experiences at Team USA mini-camp.

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

Closing Song: Faction Cleveland – Dellavedova Song