Suffering from a severe stuttering disability, Bob "Butterbean" Love, the son of a sharecropper, rose to become a Chicago Bulls NBA superstar, whose records were eventually surpassed by Michael Jordan. After a career ending back injury he was told by doctors that he would have difficulty walking, let alone play the game he loved. His life spiraled out of control and he ended up penniless, working as a busboy and dishwasher at a Seattle restaurant. Written by
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Today, as Director of Community Affairs for the Chicago Bulls, Bob Love makes over three hundred appearances each year, and he speaks to over 250,000 young people and their parents about the importance of staying in school, getting an education, perseverance over adversity, and achieving one's dreams. He is considered one of the top motivational speakers in the sports field in the country. After 45 years of being unable to speak, his own dream has finally come true. Today, when people ask him what he does for a living, he tells them, "I TALK." See more