Stan Love (basketball)

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Stan Love
Stan Love 1972.JPG
Love in 1972
Personal information
Born (1949-04-09) April 9, 1949 (age 70)
Los Angeles, California
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolMorningside (Inglewood, California)
CollegeOregon (1968–1971)
NBA draft1971 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
Selected by the Baltimore Bullets
Playing career1971–1975
PositionPower forward
Number13, 34
Career history
19711973Baltimore Bullets
19731975Los Angeles Lakers
1975San Antonio Spurs
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team All-Pac-8 (1970, 1971)
  • Second-team All-Pac-8 (1969)
Career NBA and ABA statistics
Points1,579 (6.6 ppg)
Rebounds929 (3.9 rpg)
Assists181 (0.8 apg)
Stats at

Stanley Sthole[1] Love (born April 9, 1949) is an American retired professional basketball player. He is the father of basketball player Kevin Love and the younger brother of Beach Boys co-founder Mike Love.

Basketball career[edit]

A 6'9" forward, Love graduated from Morningside High School,[2] Inglewood, California, then played collegiately for the 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.[3] He had also been selected in the 1970 ABA Draft by the Texas Chaparrals while still an underclassman.[4]

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.[5]

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

Personal life and post-basketball career[edit]

Love is the father of NBA champion Kevin Love, currently a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the younger brother of Beach Boys vocalist Mike Love. He is a cousin of the Beach Boys' co-founders, brothers Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, and Dennis Wilson.[6] 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's 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.[7] In 1990, Love filed a petition to be appointed as Brian Wilson's conservator,[8] resulting in the court-ordered severing of personal and financial ties between Wilson and therapist Eugene Landy in 1991.[9]

Love currently resides in Lake Oswego, Oregon.


  1. ^ California Birth Index, 1905-1995
  2. ^ "Stan Love". Archived from the original on 2007-12-17. Retrieved 2007-09-17.
  3. ^ "Stan Love page". Archived from the original on 2011-05-28. Retrieved 2010-09-29.
  4. ^ "1970 ABA Draft at". Archived from the original on 2013-07-20. Retrieved 2010-09-29.
  5. ^ "Stan Love NBA & ABA Statistics |". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2010-09-29.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  6. ^ Tim Leighton (Jan 7, 2007). "Love shows skills, poise at shootout". St. Paul Pioneer Press.
  7. ^ Steven Gaines (Oct 21, 1986). "Beach Boy drummer 'goes for it' and ends up beat up". The Spokesman-Review Spokane Chronicle.
  8. ^ Robert Hilburn (Oct 13, 1991). "Landy's Account of the Wilson Partnership". Los Angeles Times.
  9. ^ Chuck Philips (Dec 6, 1991). "Beach Boy Wilson Settles Suit on Will". Los Angeles Times.

External links[edit]

Media related to Stan Love at Wikimedia Commons