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The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

Updated December 4, 2019 2.6k votes 202 voters 2.3k views86 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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  • Kobe Bryant1

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

  • Stephen Curry2

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

  • Klay Thompson3

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

  • Pete Maravich4

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

  • Devin Booker5

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

  • Kevin Love6

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

  • Al Horford7

    Father: Tito Horford
    Father's career: 1988-1993

  • Domantas Sabonis8

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

  • Andrew Wiggins9

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

  • Jalen Rose10

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

  • Mike Bibby11

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

  • Seth Curry12

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

  • Jerami Grant13

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

  • Tim Hardaway Jr.14

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

  • Jaren Jackson Jr.15

    Father: Jaren Jackson
    Father's career: 1989-2002

  • Larry Nance Jr.16

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

  • Kiki Vandeweghe17

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

  • Jae Crowder18

    Father: Corey Crowder
    Father's career: 1991-1994

  • Wally Szczerbiak19
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    Wally Szczerbiak

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

  • John Paxson20

    Father: Jim Paxson Sr.
    Father's career: 1956-1958

  • Wesley Matthews21

    Father: Wes Matthews
    Father's career: 1980-1990

  • Justise Winslow22

    Father: Rickie Winslow
    Father's career: 1987

  • Danny Manning23

    Father: Ed Manning
    Father's career: 1967-1975

  • Rex Chapman24
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    Rex Chapman

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

  • Jerian Grant25

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