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Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday … Bob Love

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Bob Love was a  versatile forward who could shoot with either his left or right hand, spent the prime of his career with the Chicago Bulls.

Love flourished while playing for Dick Motta‘s Bulls. In 1969–70, he became a full-time starter, averaging 21 points and 8.7 rebounds. The following two seasons he averaged 25.2 and 25.8 points per game, appeared in his first two NBA All-Star Games, and earned All-NBA Second Team honors both seasons. Love also appeared in the 1973 All-Star Game, and he would average at least 19 points and six rebounds every season until 1976–77. Love was named to the NBA’s All-Defense Second Team in 1974 and 1975.

His #10 jersey was the second jersey number to be retired by the Chicago Bulls. Jerry Sloan‘s #4 was the first. Love ended his NBA career with the Bulls after spending parts of the 1976-77 season in New York and Seattle. He would finish with career totals of 13,895 points, 1,123 assists, and 4,653 rebounds.

Smallthoughts: Old School  Tuesday spotlights…Bob Love.

Selected by the Cincinnati Royals
Pro career 1965–1977
Position Small forward
Number 21, 9, 10
Career history
1965–1966 Trenton Colonials (EPBL)
19661968 Cincinnati Royals
1968 Milwaukee Bucks
1968–1976 Chicago Bulls
1976–1977 New York Nets
1977 Seattle SuperSonics
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 13,895 (17.6 ppg)
Rebounds 4,653 (5.9 rpg)
Assists 1,123 (1.4 apg)
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