Jamieson Welsh – Fox Sports Radio (16th April)


Every Tuesday, #BTHype’s US Correspondent Jamieson Welsh jumps on with Steve Bortstein at Fox Sports 1340 AM 93.9 FM New Mexico to talk the latest news out of the NBA.

This week, Jamieson talks about the disparity between the Eastern & Western Conferences, the Los Angeles Clippers form in the back half of the season & whether they are contenders, teams in the East & West that may be able to surprise Indiana, Miami, San Antonio & Oklahoma City, the San Antonio Spurs system & it’s ability to get the best out of it’s personnel, Mike D’Antoni’s future at the Lakers & more!

 Jamieson Welsh is a #BTHype US Correspondent & will be covering games across the West Coast for believethehypeNBA.com this season. Follow him on Twitter:@theejamieson

Episode 171 – Coaching Carousel?


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.


Iman Shumpert comes up with the two awesome plays

Iman Shumpert, one of the league’s most inconsistent, yet entertaining players came up with two phenomenal plays in the Knicks 109-98 win over their Big Apple rivals, the Brooklyn Nets.

First he drops Paul Pierce with a mean crossover and step back jumper in the third quarter, only to ramp things up in the fourth, with a vicious off the back board alley-oop.


Episode 170 – The Mini Tourney


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.


Get your votes in for the 2014 Believe the Hype NBA Awards


The nominations are in guys and its time to vote for  who you want to win, not only the regular NBA awards but also the #BTHype gee-up awards.

Award winners will be announced in a couple of weeks.

Most Valuable PlayerMVP

Rookie of the Year


Coach of the Year


Sixth Man of the Year

6th man of da yr

Most Improved Player of the Year

most improved

Defensive Player of the Year


International Player of the Year


Least Valuable Player of the Year


…..and now its time for the lighter Believe the Hype 2014 NBA Awards

Tool of the Year


Quote of the Year

Roy Hibbert: “I’d die for curling, I’d give it all up for curling”. (On a potential Winter Olympic sport switch).

Kobe Bryant: “I don’t talk to players on teams that are 20 games under .500.” (When Nick Young spoke about the trash talk he hears from Kobe Bryant).

Nick Young: “They got me, man, they stole my Yeezys too man. I don’t know what I would have did. I was just shocked they tried to get Swaggy yesterday.” (A nonchalant Swaggy P after having his house burgled whilst playing for the Lakers)

Tweet of the Year

Instagrammy of the Year


Gee-up of the Year


 Thanks for voting guys!

Aussie Update – Volume 9

By JT.

A round-up of news featuring our top Aussie ballers.

* Starting in place for the injured Tony Parker, Patty Mills had 26 points (6-11 from three), 6 assists and no turnovers (at +26) in the Spurs win over the Dallas Mavericks.

* An excellent piece on Patty Mills by the Corpus Christi Caller Times.

* With another dominant performance from Tournament MVP Ben Simmons (24 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists) Montverde Academy defeated Oak Hill in the final of the Dick’s Sporting Goods High School National Tournament at MSG in New York.

The Champs.

Simmons with the jam.

* Ben Simmons has been selected to play for the Underclassmen in the Mary Kline Classic. He’s the highest rated prospect on either roster. Good luck, Seniors.

* Dante Exum has signed an exclusive autograph trading card agreement with Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company.

* Patty steps up his ‘Frogging’ game – here and here.

* Matthew Dellavedova had 14 points, 12 assists and 4 rebounds (at +18) in the Cavs big win over the Detroit Pistons.

* Andrew Bogut and The Black Falcon, continued.

Cameron Bairstow: “All the feedback I’ve gotten is that all that draft board stuff doesn’t mean anything. It’s all about what comes out of the GM’s mouth and that kind of thing. It just means you’re on people’s radar and at the end of the day you have got to go and work out and show what you can do and that is what they are going to be selecting you on.”

* Ben Simmons has been named to the 2014 ALL-USA high school boys basketball team. As a junior, no less.

Andrew Gaze hopes Patty Mills re-signs in San Antonio in the offseason. Sure, but if the Spurs don’t step up and pay him what he’s worth (potentially $3-4 million per, depending on how he fares in the post season) then Patty will have to explore the market. With his breakout season, he will have options.

* Thon Maker, everyone.

JT is the former Editor of the now defunct NBAMate. One of Australia’s original & most successful NBA blogs. You can find him on twitter @JThoopin.