More Closing Words For Rickey Paulding from Adam Chubb: You Never Wanted Rickey To Get Hot But Sometimes There Was Nothing You Could Do About It

Ex Penn (NCAA) player Adam Chubb (208-C/F-1981, college: Pennsylvania) is a 208cm center that had an illustrious 12 year professional career. He played in countries like Korea and Spain (ACB) but spent most of his time in Germany playing 10 seasons for teams like Giessen, Bremerhaven, Alba Berlin, Artland Dragons, EWE Baskets and Crailsheim amassing 329 BBL games. He won 3 BBL cups with 3 different teams. He played 4 seasons with the EWE Baskets and Rickey Paulding and shared his memores of that time.

Thanks Adam for talking to Where are you at the moment and how is life treating you?

Hi Miles, I am currently living in Charleston, South Carolina. We moved here after retiring from playing, and life is good.

You retired from the game in 2016. That seems like ages ago. How are you keeping busy in 2022 and do you still have a connection to basketball?

I have two girls, almost 9 and 7 years old. So we are running around to different activities and sports keeps me pretty busy. I also have an insurance practice that is based in Charleston and I am active in investment real estate as well. As for the connection to basketball, I run a couple of camps and will help some of the local teams from time to time.

You played most of your career in Germany and had a connection to many teams. What do you miss from being on the court and what do you miss the most from off the court?

I miss the team atmosphere, the camaraderie of being on a team and playing in front of the passionate German and European fans. Off the court, I miss the friends we made, the food, and the ability to travel and be so close to many interesting places.

Rickey Paulding played his farewell game on June 4. What is the first thing that you think of when you hear the name, Rickey Paulding?

First off, I think of a genuine, trustworthy, family-first guy! On the court, a legend!!

Have you ever seen a player who has been able to play so well at a high level at his age?

Not really. The only other person I would think would come close to would be Lebron James, which is some pretty good company.

What about his game will always stay in your mind when you hear the name, Rickey Paulding?

Awesome teammate, clutch, always ready when you need him.

You were opponents for 3 seasons before you joined Rickey in Oldenburg. What do you remember from your battles against Rickey with Alba Berlin?

Ricky was always a player you worried about when you played him. You know he could get hot, and you never wanted that to happen. But sometimes, there was nothing you could do about

You were teammates with Rickey for 4 years and topped it off winning the cup. What memories do you have of that weekend? You had a very bad cold.

Yeah I had come down with something that weekend and tried to play the best I could but it only helped so much. It was a fantastic weekend, and the fact that we could do it in front of our home fans was even better.

No matter whom you talk to, everyone only has good things to say about him. Do you have a special story where you saw exactly what kind of person he is off the court?

Nothing specific, just an overall great person and incredible family man.

What kind of legacy do you believe will he leave in the EasyCredit BBL? Do feel that there will ever be another American that will be able to reach his longevity in that league?

I believe he will leave a legacy of integrity, longevity, and success. I also do not think there will ever be another American that will be able to reach the level of success and longevity that Ricky has achieved.

Please leave some closing words for Rickey Paulding.

Ricky, congrats on a remarkable run and much success going forward. Best, Adam

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