Here’s a video of Nerlens Noel dancing with an old lady in Spain


Joel Embiid is back at it again.

Last month, Embiid, Nerlens Noel, Michael Carter-Williams, Brett Brown & Sam Hinkie traveled to Spain to watch the FIBA World Cup. The trip was one part team bonding… another part to support 76ers draft pick Dario Saric who was one of the stars of the Croatian team.

One moment of the trip just surfaced this week as Embiid took to vine to post a video of Nerlens Noel getting all “don’t you forget about me” at the prom style, dance… with another tourist.

The results are this:

Embiid 1 – Noel 0.

I’m sure Nerlens will hit back at the injured rookie very soon.

(via BDL)

Common features in new NBA “Roll Call” commercial


NBA hype up commercials  mean only one thing. The NBA season is just around the corner. Check out this first offering, featuring Common getting everyone excited about the Global Games.

“All you contenders, championship defenders… it’s tip-off time, y’all”.

“Everybody up.”

More please.

Episode 217 – I Go To Rio


Today on Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam break down all the latest news from around the NBA. The guys chat about the NBA’s new TV deal with Disney & Turner, discussing what that will mean for the League & players moving forward. Furthermore, the guys look ahead to the Cavs v Heat pre-season game in Rio, check in at what some of the players have been doing down in South America & talk about the awkward vibe between these two teams & especially LeBron James, Chris Bosh & Dwyane Wade. All that plus Boris Diaw‘s weight loss bonuses, Andrew Wiggins’ pre-season debut, Lance Stephenson almost becoming a Maverick, Kevin Durant & 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.


Chris Kaman’s new web series looks like the scariest thing on the internet

kaman So Chris Kaman has his own web series about hunting and fishing and other Chris Kamany things.

Sounds innocuous enough, except for the fact that the trailer for said web series might be the most terrifying two minutes of video ever released.

The show looks to be about outdoorsy stuff, lots of big game fishing etc, as the trailer reveals that the ultimate goal is to catch a blue marlin…..I am both scared and intrigued.

For starters, what kind of fishing show has a horror movie style video camera recording shot? Like we’re in the Blair Witch Project. What is happening on these trips?

The trailer highlights include:

Chris Kaman giving some guy a huge nipple cripple

Kaman eye gouging a fish and putting the eye in his mouth……………..yep, that happened. (See picture above)

“The trips I take, usually are not well though out”

“There’s a whole ‘nother level of fishing over here”.

“This is big game, most of the fish are bigger than us.”

Yep, if you have the internet, you have to watch this show.

Which brings me to my next point. Is this the best NBA intimidation scheme of all-time? perhaps.

“Hey isn’t that the crazy hunting guys from the internet? I don’t wanna guard him, you take him” – Unnamed frightened NBA rookie 2014.

Boogie catches Nik Stauskas flexin’ on Instagram

First of all, I love that we live in a world where that is a real sentence I can write.

Moving on, the award for Instagram of the day goes to DeMarcus Cousins who snapped rookie Nik Stauskas stackin’ hunnids and letting Instagram know about it.

It appears he was showing his cash to his girlfriend who hinted so on Twitter

Either way, who cares, you’re a 21-year-old millionaire NBA rookie.



Episode 216 – Backcourt Boys


On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam chat about the Bradley Beal/Dion Waiters arguement of who’s the best (young) back court in the NBA. The boys speak about how the Wizards & Cavs back-courts shape up, plus also discuss Steph Curry/Klay Thompson, Tony Parker/Manu Ginobili & others who deserve to be in the conversation. Furthermore, the guys chat LeBron James already knowing the Cavs offense inside-out, Nick Young‘s injury, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist‘s improved shot, #HollywoodJoe, Cory Joseph’s rap tribute, Saturday Night Live, Brooklyn Nine Nine & 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.


Special memories from media day‏

By JT.


Derrick: “He’s got no idea what he’s in for with coach Thibs.”

Joakim: “Yeah, I know.”


The unintended comedic value of this shot is priceless.
Earl Clark
“Gee, you analytics guys just won’t give up. Ok, I’ll only shoot threes. Sheesh.”
Yeah, that about captures it.
“Guys, I am serious, don’t mention anything about the spray-on hair.”
I mean really, can Aussie Steve get any better?
Vivek Ranadive: “See guys, I told you Sim [Bhullar] could bring something to the team.”
From Ribeye steaks to a gristly lamb chop. They had a good run.
What Anthony Davis is really thinking – “So, when can I opt out?”.
C’mon Alexey, “change your face, be happy, enjoy.”
Good to see Raymond worked on his body over the summer….
“Hey, Joel, Hinkie said he’s going trade ya for a 2020 first round pick and some cap space.”
Don’t worry Mike [Muscala], it’s Atlanta, you’ll get used to it.
Mark that one down, folks. Could be the last.
Well that’s pretty silly.
Memphis Grizzlies Media Day
I’m drawing a blank on this one. It’s great, though.


Mate, you look ridiculous.

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.