Instagrammys – Week 24 – Ryan Kelly

Not only is his nickname ‘R.Kelly’…. But Ryan Kelly actually has a voice that would make the superstar singer, R.Kelly jealous.

Here’s a video of Kelly singing Kelly’s smash hit, I Believe I Can Fly. No word yet on whether Simon Cowell has contacted the Lakers Rookie.

Credit: @YoungPepDash

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Jamieson Welsh – Fox Sports Radio (8th 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 UCONN’s NCAA Championship victory, the John Calipari to the Los Angeles Lakers rumor, the race for the 2nd seed between the Oklahoma City Thunder & the Los Angeles Clippers, the race for the #1 seed in the East between the Miami Heat & the Indiana Pacers, what’s wrong with the Pacers, who in the East may be able to upset one of the top 2 seeds & more!

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

Episode 169 – Enter The Dragic


Today on Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam catch up with #BTHype’s US Correspondent Jamieson Welsh who’s just got back from Phoenix after covering the Suns v Thunder thriller. The boys chat about the season that the Oklahoma City Thunder & the Phoenix Suns are having so far, what to expect from these teams in the Playoffs, potential match-ups & more! Furthermore, the boys chat about Kevin Durant’s 25 point streak, the impact of Caron Butler, Goran Dragic, Gerald Green & more!

Furthermore, Jamieson catches up with Scott Brooks, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Reggie Jackson & Derek Fisher. These interviews appear in the show.

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.


Episode 168 – NBA 2014 Awards Nominations


On today’s show, Tom & Benyam pull together their annual awards nominations for the 2013 NBA Season. The boys pick their shortlist for the following awards: Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year, 6th Man of the Year, Most Improved Player, Defensive Player of the Year, International Player of the Year, Least Valuable Player, Tool of the Year, Quote of the Year, Tweet of the Year, Instagrammy of the Year & the coveted Gee-Up of the Year. After pulling together the nominations, now it’s your guys turn to head over to & vote for who sould win the Awards with the winners being announced in a few weeks.

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.


Instagrammys – Week 23 – Lamar Odom

Don’t get between Lamar Odom & his two great loves… Food & Females. When he can combine the two, he’s in a good place.

Side note: It’s awesome to see that Lamar Odom’s looking a lot healthier than he was only 6 months ago. It seems like his recovery’s on the right path.


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Aussie Update – Volume 8


By JT.

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

* The Patty Mills / Tim Duncan ‘gentleman’s handshake‘.

* Andrew Bogut: “I have been in early talks with the NBA about bringing a game to Australia in the future, but unfortunately I don’t see that happening any time soon.”

* Ben Simmons dominated with 25 points, 16 rebounds and four blocked shots in Montverde’s opening win in the Dick’s Sporting Goods National High School Tournament in New York.

* The guys over at SBNation’s Fear The Sword sing the praises of Matthew Dellavedova.

* It looks like Patty Mills has started a new craze – called ‘Frogging‘. Manu explains.

* In his latest chat ESPN draft guru Chad Ford addresses the question of whether or not Dante Exum could play the two-guard spot alongside a guy like Michael Carter-Williams: “Yes, he can play both positions. But I know he really wants to be a NBA point guard and I don’t think teams that have a young point guard will get a visit from Exum for workouts. I can’t see his agent, Rob Pelinka, sending him to Philly for example. That obviously doesn’t preclude the Sixers from taking him, but given how little teams really know about the kid, it could scare them away. I think he’d really like to play for the Lakers.”

* More from Timmy D, this time with an epic stare down on Aron Baynes.

* Patty Mills showed his support for indigenous Aussie golfer Scott Gardiner at the Valero Texas Open.

* Andrew Bogut and The Black Falcon, continued.

* Cameron Bairstow was named an All-America honorable mention by the Associated Press.

* Patty Mills continued his strong play with a team leading 21 points (including five 3s) in the Spurs loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

* Andrew Bogut weighs in on the Mark Jackson/Brian Scalabrine controversy.

* Dante Exum to star in Space Jam 2?………

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.

Episode 167 – NBA Ups & Downs


On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam chat about the polar opposite form of the Indiana Pacers & the San Antonio Spurs… Trying to break down what’s going so wrong for the Pacers & what’s lead to the Spurs to their 18 game win streak & their turn of form vs the NBA’s contenders. Furthermore, the boys chat about Nick Young’s 40 point game vs the Trailblazers, whether the Brooklyn Nets are contenders, LeBron James stealing jokes, tattoos & 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.