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Bob Love

Chicago Bulls Basketball Legend & 3-Time NBA All-Star

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 Bob Love Biography

Bob Love grew up in near poverty, with thirteen brothers and sisters in a small Louisiana town. Bob dreamed of being a professional basketball player and practiced everyday with a coat hanger hoop nailed to the side of his grandmothers door.

As a 6'8" high school senior, Bobs basketball dream became a reality. Bob played college basketball for Southern University in Louisiana and was named to the All- American Team by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. After college, Bob Love played for the Cincinnati Royals, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Chicago Bulls, and the Seattle Supersonics.

Bob played for the Chicago Bulls from 1969-1976. For seven straight years he led the Chicago Bulls in team scoring. He is third in history in points scored for the Chicago Bulls only behind Michael Jordan & Scottie Pippen. Bob Love was a 3-time NBA All-Star and named 3 times to the second NBA All-defensive squad scoring 12,623 points in his illustrious career.

Despite his great success as an athlete, Bob never had an endorsement deal, and was hardly ever interviewed after games because he was unable to speak due to a stuttering problem he had since childhood. Bob dreamed of being able to speak to large audiences like his hero Martin Luther King. When his basketball career ended due to a back injury, Bob Love found himself jobless. It took him seven years to find a job at a Seattle Nordstrom Caf as a dishwasher earning $4.45 an hour. He endured humiliation as customers and former players recognized him busing tables. He would hear people whisper, Hey thats Bob Love he was a great basketball player. what a shame.

At the age of 45, Nordstrom helped find a speech therapist that helped him learn how to speak without stuttering and realize his dreams.

The Chicago Bulls heard Bob Loves story and in 1992 hired Bob as the Director of Community Relations. Bob speaks to groups on behalf of the Bulls and shares his life story. On January, 14, 1994, Bob Loves Chicago Bulls jersey was retired.

Bob Love ran for Chicago Alderman in the 2002 election and lost. Bob has earned many awards and recognitions including: the Individual Achievement Award for Communicative Disorders, the Oscar Robertson Leadership Award, and the March of Dimes Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Books
The Bob Love Story: If It's Gonna Be, It's Up to Me

The Bob Love Story: If It's Gonna Be, It's Up to Me

Speaking Topics
  • Motivation

  • If It's Gonna Be It's Up To Me

    Bob speaks about how you are in charge of your own destiny. Bob uses examples from his own life to prove these points. Bob discusses his journey on becoming a great basketball player, battling his stuttering problem, and landing a job as Community affairs director for the Chicago Bulls despite his handicap.

  • Dreams Come True

    Bob speaks about how to hold onto your dreams. Bob discusses his dream of becoming a great speaker, like his idol Martin Luther King Jr., and being able to speak without stuttering. Bob talks about how dreams are a foundation for your success.

  • Life After Basketball

    Bob speaks on his life after basketball. Bob talks about how he found himself jobless and broke. Bob shares the importance of teamwork and hard work against all odds, and his struggles to find a steady job. Bob discusses how one needs to check his/her ego at the door and how he had to do this as a bus boy at a Nordstrom cafeteria and how it led to his job as community affairs director for the Chicago Bulls.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bob Love for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Bob Love, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bob Love or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Bob Love?

    Booking fees for Bob Love, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bob Love, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Bob Love?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bob Love for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bob Love for your next private or corporate function.
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Bob Love

Chicago Bulls Basketball Legend & 3-Time NBA All-Star

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Bob Love Biography

Bob Love grew up in near poverty, with thirteen brothers and sisters in a small Louisiana town. Bob dreamed of being a professional basketball player and practiced everyday with a coat hanger hoop nailed to the side of his grandmothers door.

As a 6'8" high school senior, Bobs basketball dream became a reality. Bob played college basketball for Southern University in Louisiana and was named to the All- American Team by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. After college, Bob Love played for the Cincinnati Royals, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Chicago Bulls, and the Seattle Supersonics.

Bob played for the Chicago Bulls from 1969-1976. For seven straight years he led the Chicago Bulls in team scoring. He is third in history in points scored for the Chicago Bulls only behind Michael Jordan & Scottie Pippen. Bob Love was a 3-time NBA All-Star and named 3 times to the second NBA All-defensive squad scoring 12,623 points in his illustrious career.

Despite his great success as an athlete, Bob never had an endorsement deal, and was hardly ever interviewed after games because he was unable to speak due to a stuttering problem he had since childhood. Bob dreamed of being able to speak to large audiences like his hero Martin Luther King. When his basketball career ended due to a back injury, Bob Love found himself jobless. It took him seven years to find a job at a Seattle Nordstrom Caf as a dishwasher earning $4.45 an hour. He endured humiliation as customers and former players recognized him busing tables. He would hear people whisper, Hey thats Bob Love he was a great basketball player. what a shame.

At the age of 45, Nordstrom helped find a speech therapist that helped him learn how to speak without stuttering and realize his dreams.

The Chicago Bulls heard Bob Loves story and in 1992 hired Bob as the Director of Community Relations. Bob speaks to groups on behalf of the Bulls and shares his life story. On January, 14, 1994, Bob Loves Chicago Bulls jersey was retired.

Bob Love ran for Chicago Alderman in the 2002 election and lost. Bob has earned many awards and recognitions including: the Individual Achievement Award for Communicative Disorders, the Oscar Robertson Leadership Award, and the March of Dimes Lifetime Achievement Award.

Bob Love Videos

  • Bob Love's Story, At-a-Glance Marketing
  • Motivational Speech

Bob Love Books

Bob Love Speaking Topics

  • Motivation

  • If It's Gonna Be It's Up To Me

    Bob speaks about how you are in charge of your own destiny. Bob uses examples from his own life to prove these points. Bob discusses his journey on becoming a great basketball player, battling his stuttering problem, and landing a job as Community affairs director for the Chicago Bulls despite his handicap.

  • Dreams Come True

    Bob speaks about how to hold onto your dreams. Bob discusses his dream of becoming a great speaker, like his idol Martin Luther King Jr., and being able to speak without stuttering. Bob talks about how dreams are a foundation for your success.

  • Life After Basketball

    Bob speaks on his life after basketball. Bob talks about how he found himself jobless and broke. Bob shares the importance of teamwork and hard work against all odds, and his struggles to find a steady job. Bob discusses how one needs to check his/her ego at the door and how he had to do this as a bus boy at a Nordstrom cafeteria and how it led to his job as community affairs director for the Chicago Bulls.

FAQs on booking Bob Love

  • How to book Bob Love?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bob Love for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Bob Love, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bob Love or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Bob Love?

    Booking fees for Bob Love, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bob Love, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Bob Love?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bob Love for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bob Love for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bob Love or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bob Love or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Bob Love is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bob Love for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Bob Love generally travels from IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jim Abbott, Mike Schlappi, Roger Crawford, Rocky Bleier and Dave Dravecky. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bob Love for an upcoming event.

Bob Love Speaker Videos

  • Bob Love's Story, At-a-Glance Marketing
    Motivational Speech

Bob Love Speaking Topics

  • Motivation

  • If It's Gonna Be It's Up To Me

    Bob speaks about how you are in charge of your own destiny. Bob uses examples from his own life to prove these points. Bob discusses his journey on becoming a great basketball player, battling his stuttering problem, and landing a job as Community affairs director for the Chicago Bulls despite his handicap.

  • Dreams Come True

    Bob speaks about how to hold onto your dreams. Bob discusses his dream of becoming a great speaker, like his idol Martin Luther King Jr., and being able to speak without stuttering. Bob talks about how dreams are a foundation for your success.

  • Life After Basketball

    Bob speaks on his life after basketball. Bob talks about how he found himself jobless and broke. Bob shares the importance of teamwork and hard work against all odds, and his struggles to find a steady job. Bob discusses how one needs to check his/her ego at the door and how he had to do this as a bus boy at a Nordstrom cafeteria and how it led to his job as community affairs director for the Chicago Bulls.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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