Basketball

The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time  

Ranker NBA
627 votes 35 voters 86 items

List Rules Vote up the sons of former NBA players who had the best pro careers.

The game of basketball is perfect for fathers and sons, and some of the best basketball players in NBA history had sons who entered the league, following in their footsteps. Likewise, players who maybe didn't stick around for very long had sons who had lengthy, successful careers in the league. A few father-son pairs even played at the same time.

Some sons like Luke Walton and Patrick Ewing Jr. entered the league with massive legacies to live up to after their fathers, Bill Walton and Patrick Ewing, respectively, dominated the league. Others like Al Horford and Justise Winslow are trying to build their own names after their fathers' brief stays in the NBA.

Then, there are the modern legends like Kobe Bryant and Stephen Curry, who lived up to their dads' names and surpassed them in ways that would have seemed unthinkable. With multiple championships, MVPs, and scoring titles, they built brands separate from their NBA fathers that their own children might have to live up to someday.

So who is the best second-generation NBA player? Which NBA sons made the biggest mark on the league after their dads' careers ended? Which fathers and sons are the ultimate basketball family dynasty? Make your picks below and check back to see how other basketball fans voted.

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1
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

Father: Dell Curry
Father's career: 1986-2002

2
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

Father: Joe Bryant
Father's career: 1975-1983

3
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

Father: Melvin Booker
Father's career: 1994-1997

4
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

Father: Mychal Thompson
Father's career: 1978-1991

5
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

Father: Stan Love
Father's career: 1971-1975

6
Larry Nance Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

Father: Larry Nance
Father's career: 1981-1994

7
Domantas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

Father: Arvydas Sabonis
Father's career: 1995-2003

8
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

Father: Press Maravich
Father's career: 1938-1947

9
Justise Winslow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

Father: Rickie Winslow
Father's career: 1987

10
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

Father: Mitchell Wiggins
Father's career: 1983-1992

11
Rex Chapman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time
Rex Chapman

Father: Wayne Chapman
Father's career: 1968-1972

12
Mike Bibby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

Father: Henry Bibby
Father's career: 1972-1981

13
Tim Hardaway, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

Father: Tim Hardaway
Father's career: 1989-2003

14
Seth Curry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

Father: Dell Curry
Father's career: 1986-2002

15
Jabari Parker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

Father: Sonny Parker
Father's career: 1976-1982

16
Jalen Rose is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

Father: Jimmy Walker
Father's career: 1967-1976

17
Kiki Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

Father: Ernie Vandeweghe
Father's career: 1949-1956

18
Wally Szczerbiak is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time
Wally Szczerbiak

Father: Walter Szczerbiak
Father's career: 1971-1972

19
Joseph Young is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

Father: Michael Young
Father's career: 1984-1990

20
Phil Pressey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

Father: Paul Pressey
Father's career: 1982-1993

21
Austin Rivers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

Father: Doc Rivers
Father's career: 1983-1996

22
Austin Daye is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

Father: Darren Daye
Father's career: 1983-1988

23
Larry Drew II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time
Larry Drew II

Father: Larry Drew
Father's career: 1980-1991

24
Jerami Grant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

Father: Harvey Grant
Father's career: 1988-1999

25
Cory Higgins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time
Cory Higgins

Father: Rod Higgins
Father's career: 1982-1994