Draft hype

The NBA draft, and the months preceding it, is a big spectacle. Of course, it didn’t always used to be that way. Here’s how Stan Love found out he was drafted. Stan Love was selected No. 9 by the Baltimore Bullets in 1971.
“I was driving down Interstate 5 from Eugene to L.A. when I heard on the radio that I was drafted by Baltimore,” Love said. “I pulled over to look at a map and see where it was.”

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Jill Painter is a sports columnist for the Los Angeles News Group, covering everything from the Dodgers, Lakers, Clippers, USC, UCLA, Kings, golf and all human interest stories in sports.
  • VB

    Pulled over to see where Baltimore was on the map? Obviously Stan didn’t spend much time in college either.

  • Anonymous

    WOW, shocker! Another comment from Stan Love. In all honesty, who really cares?

  • Anonymous

    Stan better check his history. Interstate 5, at least the San Jouquin Valley leg, did not open until the summer of 1972.