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NBA Players with the Most Kids

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These are the NBA players with the most kids, loosely ranked by how famous and popular they are. Several popular basketball players have five or more children. Some NBA stars with lots of kids had their children young, while other basketball players with a lot of kids waited until they were older. Several NBA players have a lot of baby mamas and other basketball players have had all their children with the same woman.

Who will you find on this list of NBA players with the most kids? Michael Jordan is near the top. The Chicago Bulls legend has five kids with two different women. Jordan's former teammate Scottie Pippen has seven kids with four different women, Karen McCollum, Larsa Younan Pippen, Yvette De Leon, and Sonya Roby. Karl Malone also has a lot of kids.

Calvin Murphy has a whopping 14 kids with nine different women. Other NBA players with a lot of kids include Shawn Kemp, Dominique Wilkins, and Scott Skiles.

Being a parent to so many kids has got to be as difficult a challenge as dominating the court. Which basketball player do you think is the best father?

  • Karl Malone has seven kids with three different women:

    With Kay Kinsey: Kadee (1991), Kylee (1993), Karl, Jr. "K.J." (1995), and Karlee (1998)
    With Gloria Bell: Demetrius Bell (1984)
    With Bonita Ford: Twins Daryl and Cheryl Ford (approximately 1980)

    • Age: 58
    • Birthplace: Summerfield, Louisiana, United States of America
  • Scottie Pippen has seven kids with four different women:

    With Karen McCollum: Antron Pippen (1987)
    With Larsa Younan Pippen: Justin Pippen (approximately 2007), Preston Pippen (approximately 2004), Scottie Pippen Jr. (approximately 2001), and Sophia Pippen (approximately 2009)
    With Yvette De Leon: Sierra Pippen (1995)
    With Sonya Roby: Taylor Pippen (1994)

    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: Hamburg, Arkansas, United States of America
  • Shaquille O'Neal has five children with two different women:

    With Shaunie Nelson: Shareef (2000), Amirah (2001), Shaqir (2003), and Mearah (2006)
    With Arnetta Yarbourgh: Taheara O'Neal (1996)

    • Age: 49
    • Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA
  • Photo: Jason H. Smith / Flickr

    Michael Jordan has five kids with two different women:

    With Juanita Vano: Jeffrey Jordan (1988), Marcus Jordan (1990), and Jasmine Jordan (1992)
    With Yvette Prieto: Twins Victoria and Ysabel Jordan (2014)

    • Age: 58
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America