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The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

Updated March 8, 2021 2.9k votes 225 voters 2.6k views92 items

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

  • 27

    Father: Mike Dunleavy Sr.
    Father's career: 1976-1990

  • 28

    Father: Gary Trent
    Father's career: 1995-2004

  • 29

    Father: Rick Barry
    Father's career: 1965-1980

  • 30

    Father: Bill Walton
    Father's career: 1974-1987

  • 31

    Father: Rick Barry
    Father's career: 1965-1980

  • 32

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

  • 33

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

  • 34

    Father: Terry Davis
    Father's career: 1989-2001

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    Cory Higgins

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

  • 36

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

  • 37

    Father: Rick Brunson
    Father's career: 1997-2006

  • 38

    Father: Dolph Schayes
    Father's career: 1948-1964

  • 39

    Father: Gerald Henderson
    Father's career: 1979-1992

  • 40
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    Diante Garrett

    Father: Dick Garrett
    Father's career: 1969-1974

  • 41

    Father: Rich Dumas
    Father's career: 1968-1969

  • 42

    Father: Glenn Robinson
    Father's career: 1994-2005

  • 43

    Father: Winston Garland
    Father's career: 1987–1995

  • 44
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    Larry Drew II

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

  • 45

    Father: Earle Higgins
    Father's career: 1970-1971

  • 46

    Father: Manute Bol
    Father's career: 1985–1997

  • 47

    Father: Collis Temple
    Father's career: 1974-1975

  • 48

    Father: Charles Claxton
    Father's career: 1995–2000

  • 49

    Father: Patrick Ewing
    Father's career: 1985-2002

  • 50

    Father: Sidney Green
    Father's career: 1983-1993