Robert Earl “Butterbean” Love is an American retired professional basketball player who spent the prime of his career with the National Basketball Association’s Chicago Bulls. A versatile forward who could shoot with either his left or right hand, Love now works as the Bulls’ Director of Community Affairs.
Chicago Bulls (1968–1976)
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’s 1995 wedding ceremony to Rachel Dixon took place at the United Center.
Bob Love will be at the August 18, 2018 All Night Flea Market from 8pm to 10pm. The August 18 All Night Flea Market runs 3pm to 3am at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, Wheaton, IL. All guest appearances are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Please visit https://www.zurkopromotions.com/wheaton-illinois-all-night-flea-market/ for more information.