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#believethehype is a weekly NBA Podcast hosted by Tom Read and Benyam Kidane talking about all things happening in the National Basketball Association. It takes a comical, laid back, yet insightful approach to covering the NBA, not only focusing on the important issues but also a more irreverent view of the league.

#believethehype is a weekly NBA Podcast hosted by Tom Read and Benyam Kidane talking about all things happening in the National Basketball Association. It takes a comical, laid back, yet insightful approach to covering the NBA, not only focusing on the important issues but also a more irreverent view of the league.
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#believethehype is a weekly NBA Podcast hosted by Tom Read and Benyam Kidane talking about all things happening in the National Basketball Association. It takes a comical, laid back, yet insightful approach to covering the NBA, not only focusing on the important issues but also a more irreverent view of the league.

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ANNOUNCEMENT

11/2/2017
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Believe The Hype has moved! We will no longer be using this feed. We have recently launched the Basketball Forever Podcast so please search & subscribe for the new show. Thanks for a fun six years with us and we look forward to many more years of delivering NBA nonsense to your headphones over at Basketball Forever.

Duration:00:02:54

Believe The Hype: episode 471 - NBA Western Conference Season Preview

10/17/2017
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On today's episode of Believe The Hype, and on the eve of the 2017/18 NBA season, Tom and Benyam preview the Western Conference. The guys chat about: - Teams that should make the biggest jump this season. - Who will have the biggest drop-off. - What teams are 'must see TV'. - 'New faces in new places' that will change the face of the Conference. - Who is the best young team in the West? - Rookies to look out for. - The teams are going to stink it up. Don't forget that that you can...

Duration:00:50:22

Believe The Hype: episode 470 - NBA Eastern Conference Season Preview

10/16/2017
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We're back, baby! Today on Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam return after an off-season break to preview the Eastern Conference. The guys chat about: - Teams that should make the biggest jump this season. - Who will have the biggest drop-off. - What teams are 'must see TV'. - 'New faces in new places' that will change the face of the Conference. - Who is the best young team in the East? - Rookies to look out for. - The teams are going to stink it up. Don't forget that that you can...

Duration:00:42:10

Believe The Hype: episode 469 - NBA Summer Mailbag

7/18/2017
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On today's episode of Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam took to twitter and facebook for a social media mailbag. The guys answered listeners questions on everything from hype around the 2017 NBA Rookie class, if the Philadelphia 76ers can make the Playoffs next season, best performance basketball shoes, Lonzo Ball's sneaker free agency, where Benyam gets his haircut and more! PROGRAMMING NOTE: The podcast will be going on a well deserved two month break over the summer. It's been six years...

Duration:00:49:38

Believe The Hype: episode 468 - NBA Summer Balling

7/13/2017
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Today on Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam chat about the impressive Summer League performances from Lonzo Ball, Donovan Mitchell, Jayson Tatum and Jonah Bolden, the rumored four way trade that could land Carmelo Anthony in Houston, the Utah Jazz's moves post-Gordon Hayward, the announced NBA rule changes and more. Don't forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread & @benyamkidane using the #BTHype tag to ask questions to be answered in next weeks episode. Also check out...

Duration:00:50:00

Believe The Hype: episode 467 - NBA Reaction to the opening two days of free agency

7/2/2017
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On today's episode of Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam have a look back at the crazy couple of days opening up the NBA Free Agency period. The guys chat about the big trades changing the landscape in the Western Conference with Jimmy Butler heading to the Timberwolves, Paul George to Oklahoma City, Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets and Ricky Rubio to the Utah Jazz. Furthermore, the guys chat about the Warriors keeping their free agents including Steph Curry re-signing for five years $201...

Duration:00:45:00

Believe The Hype: episode 466 - NBA Draft Review

6/23/2017
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Today on Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam break down all the big news from the NBA Draft including the Philadelphia 76ers successful haul of players including Markelle Fultz and Jonah Bolden, the Chicago Bulls/Minnesota Timberwolves Jimmy Butler trade, how good the fit is for Terrance Ferguson in OKC, the Sacramento Kings' successful Draft Day, lottery picks we like and more. Don't forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread & @benyamkidane using the #BTHype tag to ask...

Duration:00:44:53

Believe The Hype: episode 465 - NBA Draft Preview

6/20/2017
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On today's episode of Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam look ahead to the NBA Draft. The guys chat about the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers pick swap trade and what both teams may do with the first and third picks. Furthermore, the guys chat about some of the other potential key lottery picks, underrated players in the class and more. Also, the guys chat about the Cavs firing David Griffin and trade rumors surrounding Paul George and Jimmy Butler. Don't forget that that you can...

Duration:00:49:42

Believe The Hype: episode 464 - NBA Finals Review

6/14/2017
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Today on Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam wrap up the 2017 NBA Finals. The guys chat about Kevin Durant's dominant Finals MVP performance, whether or not this Golden State Warriors team is the best team of all-time, why people should chill on this hurting LeBron James' legacy and more. Don't forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread & @benyamkidane using the #BTHype tag to ask questions to be answered in next weeks episode. Also check out believethehypeNBA.com for more from...

Duration:00:28:35

Believe The Hype: episode 463 - NBA Finals Game 4 Review & Game 5 Preview

6/10/2017
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On today's episode of Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam chat about the incredible Game 4 of the NBA Finals that saw the Cleveland Cavaliers defeat the Golden State Warriors 137-116 to take the series score to 3-1. The guys discuss the massive offensive performance from the Cavs, lead by Kyrie Irving's 40 point game and LeBron James' 31 point triple-double, the Cavs record three-point shooting, huge stops down the stretch, questionable refereeing and more. Furthermore, the guys look ahead to...

Duration:00:32:59

Believe The Hype: episode 462 - NBA Finals Game 3 Review & Game 4 Preview

6/9/2017
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Today on Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam break down the Golden State Warriors' come-from-behind 118-113 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. With the Warriors now holding a 3-0 lead, the guys chat about whether or not the Cavs can come back, the impact that Kevin Durant has had on this series and look ahead to Game 4 to see what we can expect. Don't forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread & @benyamkidane using the #BTHype tag to ask questions to be...

Duration:00:32:15

Believe The Hype: episode 461 - NBA Finals Game 2 Review & Game 3 Preview

6/5/2017
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On today's episode of Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam break down the Golden State Warriors 132-113 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers to take a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals. The guys chat about Kevin Durant's unstoppable performance, LeBron James' triple-double in a loss, Steve Kerr's return to the bench, the Cavs inability to get their role players going and more. Furthermore, the guys look ahead to Game 3 and discuss what the Cavs will need to do to try and take home a win, Kyrie Irving's...

Duration:00:36:38

Believe The Hype: episode 460 - NBA Finals Game 1 Review & Game 2 Preview

6/3/2017
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Today on Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam break down the Golden State Warriors' 113-91 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The guys chat about Kevin Durant's huge 38 point, eight assists and eight rebound statement performance, the Cavs' defensive issues, the turnover count, Rihanna and more. Furthermore, the guys look ahead to Game 2 and chat about what the Cavs need to do to get themselves back in the series and whether or not we'll see any adjustments from the...

Duration:00:27:32

Believe The Hype: episode 459 - NBA Finals Preview

5/30/2017
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On today's episode of Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam preview the 2017 NBA Finals series between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The guys chat about the key match-ups, who's got the most pressure on them - LeBron James or Kevin Durant, the Mike Brown factor, what we're excited to see in the series and more. Don't forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread & @benyamkidane using the #BTHype tag to ask questions to be answered in next weeks episode. Also...

Duration:00:50:51

Believe The Hype: episode 458 - NBA The Perfect Storm

5/23/2017
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Today on Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam chat about the Boston Celtics surprise win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals and look ahead to Game 4. Furthermore, the guys discuss the NBA Draft Lottery and whether or not the Celtics will trade their pick, the All-NBA teams and NBA Awards nominees, the latest in the Kristaps Porzingis situation, Gordon Hayward's free agency and more. Don't forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread &...

Duration:01:06:01

Believe The Hype: episode 457 - NBA Dirty Plays

5/16/2017
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On today's episode of Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam chat about the Golden State Warriors Game 1 win over the San Antonio Spurs and discuss the Zaza Pachulia/Kawhi Leonard incident that could see Kawhi missing Game 2. Furthermore, the guys look ahead to Game 2 in that series plus discuss the Houston Rockets season, the future of the Toronto Raptors playing group, NBA Draft Combine and the latest talking points out of the New York Knicks. Don't forget that that you can follow us on...

Duration:01:04:36

Believe The Hype: episode 456 - NBA LeBrunstoppable

5/9/2017
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Today on Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam look back at the Cleveland Cavaliers 8-0 run to the start of the NBA Playoffs and discuss whether or not this is the best basketball we've seen from LeBron James in his career. Furthermore, the guys chat about the remaining Playoff series in Spurs v Rockets and Wizards v Celtics, Lonzo Ball's new shoe, Kristaps Porzingis' Clippers tweet controversy and whether or not the Golden State Warriors need Steve Kerr back on the sidelines to win the NBA...

Duration:01:04:40

Believe The Hype: episode 455 - NBA Catching up with The Amazing Sladek

5/2/2017
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On today's episode of Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam catch up with legendary half-time performer The Amazing Sladek. The guys talk with him about his acrobatic performance career, working on the NBA halftime performance circuit and more. Furthermore, the guys chat about the Golden State Warriors v Utah Jazz and Boston Celtics v Washington Wizards Playoff series, the future of Paul George in Indiana now that Larry Bird has stepped down and whether or not the Clippers should 'blow it...

Duration:01:01:26

Believe The Hype: episode 454 - NBA Kawhi not?

4/25/2017
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Today on Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam take a look at the remaining Playoff series still alive in the Western Conference in Rockets v Thunder, Clippers v Jazz and Spurs v Grizzlies. Furthermore, the guys look ahead to the future of Blake Griffin and Paul George and discuss whether or not they've played their last games for the Clippers and Pacers respectively. Don't forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread & @benyamkidane using the #BTHype tag to ask questions to be...

Duration:01:03:43

Believe The Hype: episode 453 - NBA Iso Joe now and forever

4/18/2017
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On today's episode of Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam chat about the intriguing starts to the Toronto Raptors v Milwaukee Bucks, LA Clippers v Utah Jazz and Boston Celtics v Chicago Bulls series. Furthermore, the guys break down the NBA Coach of the Year and Sixth Man of the Year races. Don't forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread & @benyamkidane using the #BTHype tag to ask questions to be answered in next weeks episode. Also check out believethehypeNBA.com for more from...

Duration:01:02:20