Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Great Interview With Bob Love

Part 1

Part 2

Bob Love had the sweetest stroke I ever saw in the NBA. You could actually watch the seems spin on the ball with those high rainbow shots he did because he held the ball "just so" when he shot it every time. He's had a lot of hard luck in life actually. He talks here about meeting his father for the first time when he was 35 and the love he tried to show him. He also talks about his severe stuttering that actually got him sacked from the Bucks even though he was playing well. After leaving the NBA, that same stuttering problem kept him from finding employment, and he actually had to take a job as a busboy and dishwasher for quite a while. The owner of the restaurant did him a good turn though and paid for speech therapy classes which made it possible for Bob to get a job as Director of Community Affairs in 1993 with his old team—the Bulls. You'll notice that he still stammers, but he communicates much better than he used to. I had a severe stammering problem when I was a little boy, so I can relate a little bit.

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