The NBA players are a great trophy of pride for their families and for some families, basketball runs in their blood. Some NBA fathers are now watching their son’s break their records and build a name for themselves in the league. Some fathers are still in the league knowing their sons are just a year or two away from being the next generation of NBA superstars. So to celebrate Father’s day here is a list of some of the most famous father-son duos/trios who have played and will play in the NBA.
The NBA Family that always cooked every time they stepped on the court: Dell Curry-Seth Curry-Stephen Curry
The Curry Family is a name that fans will remember for years to come. Dell Curry was best remembered for his tenure with the Charlotte Hornets. He was crowned the sixth man of the year in 1994 and had a good shooting average as well. He finished his career as the leading scorer for the Hornets with 9,839 points.
The apple does not fall from the tree and Pops is proud of both his sons, Stephen and Seth. Steph Curry is probably the greatest shooter currently in the NBA. He has two MVP awards and has been known for his clutch and sharpshooting. Brother, Seth Curry has also made a name for himself in the NBA. He is a key player in the 76ers roster and is helping the team through the 2021 NBA Playoffs.
The NBA Champions Duo: Mychal Thompson and Klay Thompson
Mychal Thompson and Klay Thompson may be on different teams. Mychal is a reporter for his former team, the Los Angeles Lakers and Klay is the one half of the Splash Brothers. Papa Thompson was the first pick in the 1978 draft but he found success when he joined the Lakers. With the Lakers, papa Thompson was able to win two rings. Klay may have the one upon his dad with three rings, but this father-son duo is special. Klay Thompson’s comeback to the warriors in the 2022 season will be one of the most anticipated comebacks of all time.
The Bryant Duo: Joe and Kobe
Kobe Bryant, a name the world will remember. The person who made people fell in love with basketball with his mamba mentality. Kobe Bryant was one of the greatest players to ever step on the court. Mamba was a 5 time NBA champion and an 18-time All-Star. Every time Kobe walked into an arena, a roar of fans yelling Kobe is also that could be heard. The late Kobe Bryant is a legend and will always remain one. His Father Joe Bryant was also a great player in the NBA who played for the 76ers. He however found way more success when he began playing overseas.
An NBA legacy to carry: Dwayne Wade and Zaire Wade
Dwayne Wade, a Miami Heat legend that left a legacy behind for his son to carry. D-Wade was the fifth pick in the 2003 NBA draft. He carried Miami to their first-ever NBA championship in 2006. he was also one of the three from the famous Heat Trio. Wade, Bosh and LeBron James lead Miami to four consecutive NBA Finals and went back to back in 2012 and 2013.
Zaire Wade is much like his father. He knows he has a legacy to carry and build. Zaire plays for the Brewster Academy and has continued to prove why he will continue to Build the Wade legacy. He has already been in the eyes of basketball coaches from colleges. It is only a matter of time when we see Zaire Wade possibly wearing a Heat jersey and doing what his father did and more?
A throne to fill: LeBron James and Bronny James
LeBron James or King James is the star player for the Los Angeles Lakers. The King has built a throne to sit on and he wears a crown with his head held high. LeBron’s run in the NBA has been nothing but amazing. He is a four-time NBA champion, 4-time Finals MVP and a 4 time MVP. His game is close to perfect on both ends of the court and it’s inspiring to see what the King is doing at the age of 36.
The Heir to the Throne is the young Bronny James. He is someone the NBA has already been talking about and he hasn’t even finished high school. The young James is a point guard for the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers. Bronny had already received offers from colleges at the young age of 15 and right now his interest lies in Kentucky. The Passing of the crown will be a moment of pride for the James family.