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Stan Love (basketball)

Stan Love
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Love in 1972
Personal information
Born (1949-04-09) April 9, 1949 (age 71)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
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Career information
High school Morningside (Inglewood, California)
College Oregon (1968–1971)
NBA draft 1971 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
Selected by the Baltimore Bullets
Pro career 1971–1975
Position Power forward
Number 13, 34
Career history
19711973 Baltimore Bullets
19731975 Los Angeles Lakers
1975 San Antonio Spurs (ABA)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA and ABA statistics
Points 1,579 (6.6 ppg)
Rebounds 929 (3.9 rpg)
Assists 181 (0.8 apg)
Stats at

Stanley S. "Stan" Love (born April 9, 1949) is an American former professional basketball player.

Basketball career

A 6' 9" forward, Love graduated from Morningside High School,[1] Inglewood, California, then played collegiately for the University of Oregon Ducks from 1968 to 1971.

Love was the 9th pick in the 1971 NBA Draft, chosen by the Baltimore Bullets. He was also selected by the Dallas Chaparrals in the 1971 ABA Draft.[2] He had also been selected in the 1970 ABA Draft by the Texas Chaparrals while still an underclassman.[3]

Love had a four-year professional career with Baltimore, the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association, and the San Antonio Spurs, then of the American Basketball Association. He retired from the sport in 1975, with per-game averages of 6.6 points (on 0.440 FG and 0.751 FT), 3.9 rebounds and 2.5 fouls for 14.7 minutes in 239 career games.[4]

Love was inducted into the University of Oregon Athletics Hall of Fame in 1994.

Personal life and post-basketball career

Love is the father of NBA player Kevin Love, currently with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the younger brother of Beach Boys founding member Mike Love. He is the cousin of Beach Boys Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, and Dennis Wilson.[5] In the mid-1970s and 1980s, Love was employed as a full-time bodyguard, trainer and assistant to Brian Wilson, working to re-acclimate the troubled musician to daily life and keep him drug-free. In 1982, Love was fined $750 and placed on six months' probation for a home invasion and assault on Dennis Wilson with fellow bodyguard Rocky Pamplin.[6] In 1990, Love filed a petition to be appointed as Brian Wilson's conservator,[7] resulting in the court-ordered severing of personal and financial ties between Wilson and therapist Eugene Landy in 1991.[8]

Love currently resides in Lake Oswego, Oregon.


  1. ^ "Stan Love". Retrieved 2007-09-17. 
  2. ^ "Stan Love page". Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  3. ^ "1970 ABA Draft at". Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  4. ^ "Stan Love NBA & ABA Statistics |". Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  5. ^ Tim Leighton (Jan 7, 2007). "Love shows skills, poise at shootout". St. Paul Pioneer Press. 
  6. ^ Steven Gaines (Oct 21, 1986). "Beach Boy drummer 'goes for it' and ends up beat up". The Spokesman-Review Spokane Chronicle. 
  7. ^ Robert Hilburn (Oct 13, 1991). "Landy's Account of the Wilson Partnership". Los Angeles Times. 
  8. ^ Chuck Philips (Dec 6, 1991). "Beach Boy Wilson Settles Suit on Will". Los Angeles Times. 

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