Josh Boutte (198-PF, college: Angelo St., agency: BIG) is a forward that is playing his third professional season and first with the EN Baskets Schwelm. Last season he played with the TuS 59 HammStars (Germany-Regionalliga) averaging 17.5ppg, Reb-2 (14.1rpg), 1.7apg, FGP: 59.1%, FT: 43.5%. He played his rookie season with MC El Brasil Santa Ana (El Salvador-Liga MB) averaging 20.0ppg, 20.0rpg, 2.1apg, 1.7spg, 1.3bpg, FGP: 46.1%, FT: 61.1% and played with KB Lipjani (Kosovo-Superliga) averaging 13.0ppg, 11.8rpg, 1.7apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 57.1%, FT: 31.6%. He began his basketball career with Westgate High School and then played two seasons with Dodge City Community College (JUCO) averaging 16.0ppg, 10.6rpg, FGP: 63.1%, FT: 47.2% and in his second season averaged 16.0ppg, 11.7rpg, FGP: 58.2%, FT: 46.7%. He then played a season with Sam Houston State University (NCAA) averaging 5.5ppg, 3.3rpg, FGP: 61.6%, FT: 66.7% and as a senior played with Angelo State University (NCAA2) averaging 7.1ppg, 7.2rpg, FGP: 52.6%. He spoke to germanhoops.com about Lebron James becoming the NBA all-time leading scorer. .
Lebron James has beaten Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s NBA all-time scoring record. Did you stay up to watch history?
Most Definitely, my role model as a kid coming up
How does one put this record into perspective best? It stood almost 40 years?
I would say the dedication and the love for the game. Love the game it’s going to show love back
He scored 36 points in 26 minutes. Was it another normal day at the office?
Yes this one he came out with it on his mind like always
How much is that ball going to be worth?
I would say millions!!!
Russell Westbrook made the pass. Do you think that in 20 years the pass could be remembered more than his triple doubles?
No his triple doubles will Always stand out first
His record breaking basket was a step back over Kenrich Williams. Is that the kind of shot you expected knowing the kind of player he is? Or would you have expected a dunk for the spectacular finish?
The step back came in his prime years but the signature Tomahawk would have been icing on the cake
There obviously is a lot of respect for Kareem, by the basketball world, but what would have happened on social media if Lebron had gotten the record with a sky hook shot?
The media would have went crazy! That’s what everyone thought the last shot was going to be
Kareem is such a gentleman. You didn’t grow up with him, but what does his legacy mean to younger guys? Can they even understand what that guy did?
I know he was a humble guy and a walking bucket with those hook shots, no one back then or in today’s era could have stopped him. One of the best legacy ever.
Lebron will have more than 40,000 points when it’s all over. Back in 1984 people said it would never be broken? Will this record be broken?
I think it’s possible
If Luka Doncic continues to play to 40 stays fit and becomes a physical specimen like Lebron, could he dethrone him?
Most definitely but that’s tough because bron spends millions on his body every season
Does this record finally give Lebron the GOAT status over Michael Jordan?
Yes. Lebron never missed a season. That’s tough!
What is your favorite Lebron moment that you witnessed live or on TV?
When he went back and won that championship in Cleveland! And he shouted ‘Cleveland this one for You!!!
Thanks Josh for the chat.