Cleveland Cavaliers star Love, 32, has been named among the 12 players who will head to Tokyo this summer in a bid for a fourth straight Olympic gold medal.
But according to Rose, the five-time NBA All-Star is only on the plane to Japan because of his skin color.
“I’m excited about the roster and I assume, and I know, we’re going to win the gold. But I’m disappointed in something,” Rose said on the ‘Jalen & Jacoby’ show this week.
“As I do this show every day, I do it in front of a picture of Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising their fist at the Olympics.
“I also know the favoritism that Christian Laettner was shown when he got a chance to be put on the Dream Team [in 1992] ahead of Shaq and Alonzo [Mourning].
“But they made it so a college player could even get on and gave him favoritism,” the former NBA star added.
“But this level of… and I got a word for it, Kevin Love is on the team because of tokenism.
“Don’t be scared to make an all-black team representing the United States of America. I’m disappointed by that.”