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The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

Updated December 4, 2019 2.3k votes 158 voters 2.0k 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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  • 1
    Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

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

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    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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 12
    Tim Hardaway Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

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

  • 13
    Jaren Jackson Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

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

  • 14
    Larry Nance Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Father: Rickie Winslow
    Father's career: 1987

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Mike Dunleavy Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

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

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