Miles Schmidt-Scheuber and Bubba Furlong in Frankfurt 2023
Bubba Furlong (206-C-1999, college: NWOSU) is a 24 year old 206cm center from Waco, Texas playing his rookie season in Germany with Pro B team White Wings Hanau. He played 3 years at Sam Houston State (NCAA) playing a total of 75 NCAA games and then finished at Northwestern Oklahoma State (NCAA2) playing a total of 44 games and averaging 12.2ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.8apg, 1.2spg, 2.5bpg, FGP: 55.5%, 3PT: 32.5%, FT: 67.6% as a senior. He spoke to germanhoops.com about Lebron James breaking the NBA all-time scoring record of Kareem Abdul Jabbar.
Lebron James has beaten Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s NBA all-time scoring record. Did you stay up to watch history?
I did it was crazy seeing him take over in all-time scoring.
How does one put this record into perspective best? It stood almost 40 years?
The record was broken 38 years ago the year LeBron was born. And it’s going to be tough for anyone to break it now with him not being done playing
He scored 36 points in 26 minutes. Was it another normal day at the office?
Oh for sure 36 points in 26 minutes is easy for LeBron
How much is that ball going to be worth?
Probably worth millions. What’s even cooler is someone from my hometown Waco Texas was guarding him in that moment. Kenrich Williams.
Russell Westbrook made the pass. Do you think that in 20 years the pass could be remembered more than his triple doubles?
Oh no I think Westbrook will be known for being a triple double machine
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?
I think the shot was perfect he’s changed his game over the years and now he’s shooting more. Just like MJ and Kobe both did as they got older
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?
He would’ve been paying homage to Kareem I think that would’ve been cool
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?
Great players know who Kareem was. He changed the game of basketball
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?
If anyone will break the record it would be Luka if he keeps playing like he is but he even said he’s not going to play that long.
If Luka Doncic continues to play to 40 stays fit and becomes a physical specimen like Lebron, could he dethrone him?
I think he could get it yes
Does this record finally give Lebron the GOAT status over Michael Jordan?
I think he just solidifies how good he really is and we’re seeing greatness in our time
What is your favorite Lebron moment that you witnessed live or on TV?
The chase down block to win against the Warriors.
Thanks Bubba for the chat.