Bob Love

Seasons with Bulls:
11 (1968-1977)

  • Born:

  • December 8, 1942 in Bastrop, Louisiana

  • College:

  • Southern (1961–1965)

  • Drafted:

  • 1965 / Round: 4 / Pick: 33rd overall
    Selected by the Cincinnati Royals

Bob “Butterbean” Love, a 6’8 small forward who played 9 seasons for the Bulls from 1968 – 1976, is one of only four players who has their numbers retired by the Bulls, his #10 hanging in the rafters since 1994 . Love played in three All Star Games during his tenure with the Bulls and was named to the All-NBA Second team twice. As a Bull, Love averaged 21.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.

Love continues to be a key part of the organization, serving as the team’s “goodwill ambassador” and representing the organization at various functions throughout the Chicago community, making appearences at schools, basketball clinics, and other charity events. He is an honorary spokesperson for the National Stuttering Federation of America.

Career Stats (avg)

17.6

Points

42.9

FG%

5.9

Rebounds

1.4

Assists

0.8

Steals

0.2

Blocks

Honors

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