Documentary presented on ex-NBA All-Star Bob Love

bob-love-talkBob Love has dreamt about being a great public speaker since his early days in Bastrop Louisiana, even though, as a young man,  he could barely put two words together, let alone speak a full sentence.

In spite of his severe stuttering disability, Bob Love, the son of a sharecropper, rose to become a Chicago Bulls NBA superstar, whose records were eventually surpassed by Michael Jordan.

Throughout his entire athletic career, Bob Love kept his stuttering a secret from the fans who adored him, thinking he could do his “talking” on the basketball court.

After a career ending back injury he was told by doctors that he would have difficulty walking, let alone play the game he loved. He could no longer hide his inability to speak, and his life spiraled out of control.

Find Yourself A Dream – The Bob Love Story is a one hour documentary about the inspirational true story of Chicago Bulls legendary basketball player, Bob “Butterbean” Love. Written and directed by award winning director, Jim White, its message is about achieving one’s goals, no matter how difficult, and the importance of an education in reaching those goals. It chronicles Bob Love’s battle to overcome his most formidable opponent, his stuttering, to become one of the most sought after motivational speakers in the country.

In Find Yourself A Dream, Bob’s life is depicted through interviews, archival basketball game footage and on-location scenes with family members, old friends, fans, and teammates, StutteringFoundation reported.

There are on-camera interviews with NBA Commissioner David Stern; Chicago Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf; Chicago Bulls superstar Michael Jordan, and others. The documentary also includes a montage of positive and inspirational comments about what Bob Love has meant to them and their sport from basketball greats like Oscar Robertson, Shaquille O’Neal, Bill Russell, and others.

It should also be noted that Love, a NBRPA member and Chicago Bulls Director of Community Affairs Bob Love visited the NBRPA office a couple of days ago, and met with the staff.

Love was a 3-time NBA All-Star, who played the majority of his career in Chicago. He also played for Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks and Seattle Supersonics.

He averaged career-high 25.8 ppg for Chicago in 1971-72. Love played a total of 789 NBA games, averaging 17.6 ppg, 5.9 rpg in 31.8 mpg.


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