Episode 228 – The Episode we mention JaKarr Sampson in

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Today on Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam have a chat about some of the big talking points from the last few days. Tom has been watching too much “Joey” lately & starts the episode off on a rant about the similarities between the failed TV series starring Matt LeBlanc & the 2014/15 Los Angeles Lakers, starring Kobe Bryant. Furthermore, the guys chat about the 76ers 53 point loss to the Dallas Mavericks, mention Jakarr Sampson way too much, why everyone should, as Joakim Noah says, “Chill the F* out” about Derrick Rose resting, Dirk Nowitzki becoming the greatest International Scorer in NBA history & the NBA All-Star Ballot now including every player. Plus, the guys pull together their wild All-Star ballots now that anyone can be included.

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Patty Mills & Manu Ginobili lead the league in funny twitter conversations

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Patty Mills is currently out injured & getting himself back into playing shape after an off-season shoulder surgery. Today, he went to instagram to show how he’s going in his rehab… and… to get his guns out.

Instantly, Patty’s Spurs team-mate Manu Ginobili hit up twitter to have a crack at the Aussie:

Game, Ginobili.

However, Patty would of course, return serve:

Game, Mills.

Ginobili wasn’t finished… Taking a jab at himself to make sure that this became the best twitter conversation between NBA players so far this season:

Game, set, match, Ginobili.

Episode 227 – You Know How Old Vince Carter Is?

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On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam break down the biggest talking points from last weeks’ NBA action. The guys chat about how good the Toronto Raptors are, the Golden State Warriors’ seriously awesome defense but how turnovers could potentially become a major issue for them in the short-term, whether or not Anthony Davis is a MVP calibre player right now, Kevin Love reportedly opting out at the end of the season & whether or not the Memphis Grizzlies are legit & why we should all agree that Mike Conley isn’t “underrated” anymore. Furthermore, the regular segments; Player of the Week, Rookie of the Week, Into the Toolshed & Tweet of the Week are back!

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 226 – Blazing Trails

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Today on Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam are joined by #BTHype’s US Correspondent Jamieson Welsh for a chat about the North West Division. Jamieson has recently come back from Portland where he caught the Trail Blazers win over the Cavs so the boys chat about how they think the Blazers are looking this year. Furthermore, the guys chat about how the Thunder will try & deal with their injury crisis, whether or not the Denver Nuggets are stuck in limbo, the future of the Utah Jazz & the Minnesota Timberwolves’ fun young unit. Furthermore, the guys talk about the biggest surprises from the first fortnight of NBA action including the Sacramento Kings forgetting how to lose, the Houston Rockets, the Los Angeles Clippers up & down form & a 36 year old Kobe Bryant doing work.

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Episode 225 – Klayters gonna Klayte

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On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam chat about all the major talking points from the first week of NBA action. The boys discuss Chris Bosh & Klay Thompson‘s Player of the Week winning performances & how they have lead the Miami Heat & Golden State Warriors to hot starts to the season. Furthermore, the guys chat about players such as Kawhi Leonard, Enes Kanter, Reggie Jackson, Jimmy Butler, Iman Shumpert & Tristan Thompson who didn’t receive contract extensions before the October 31st deadline & the great start that members of Team USA have had to the season.

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NBA Halloween: The best costumes

Every year the NBA best and brightest always deliver on Halloween, whether is sensational pranks (well played Goran Dragic) or awesome costumes, its always hilarious.

Check out the best picks so far of oversized men dressed in children’s costumes.

We here at #BTHype have always stressed that in order for an NBA team to succeed, the need to have all the right Ninja Turtle characters in the locker room. The Charlotte Hornets trio of PJ Hairston, Cody Zeller and Bismack Biyombo are nearly there, we’re missing one Michaelangelo, who on this team definitely has to be Lance Stephenson.

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Serge Ibaka is a continued staple of greatness on Halloween along with his OKC teammates. He delivered again alongside girlfriend Keri Hilson with their Nefertiti and Pharoah Akhenatan, ancient Egypt spectacular.

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Russell Westbrook is the new black…

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Ghostbuster and Castaway. I have to give this round to Steven Adams for his Tom Hanks get-up. Sorry Nick Collison.

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Paul Pierce is the Winter Soldier.

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My NBA trade magic eight ball is telling me Otto Porter is off to the Hornets to complete the Ninja Turtle set.

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Andrei Kirilenko looks terrified to be an Avatar.

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Deron Williams with the strong eye makeup game goes Game of Thrones on us for Halloween. Extra points for sheer effort.

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…and finally, I have to put him in again, because nothing is funnier than Swaggy P dressed as Rick James.

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Episode 224 – Winners & Losers

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Today on Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam are joined by #BTHype’s US Correspondent Jamieson Welsh for a chat about the first week of the NBA season. The boys break down their winners & losers over the first four days of the season, deep dive into the Sacramento Kings & Los Angeles Lakers have shaped up so far this season, chat about Russell Westbrook’s injury & what this means for the Thunder, LeBron James’ slow start for the Cavaliers & more!

Furthermore, Jamieson caught up with Mitch Richmond, Derrick Williams, Ray McCallum, Ed Davis & Wes Johnson for a chat & those interviews appear throughout the episode.

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