The NBA is a tough crowd to get into. Just see for yourself the number of players from different colleges around the world apply for the draft. It is an honor to even be drafted regardless of pick or team. From there on you start with being a great rookie to support your team and create chemistry between players.
Following that, you start forming a solid playoff team and finally win your first championship. After repeats and three-peats, you retire fashionably leaving a legacy everyone will remember you by. Hall of fame inductee and that is a successful NBA career for any player.
However, some players go the extra mile, they inspire and pass down baller genetics to their children who turn out to be superstars in the NBA. Being the son of a professional basketball player has its perks (from learning basketball secrets to building a professional career) and its low downs (under-performing, criticism, nepotism).
These ten players, however, are definitely not average and their success today is celebrated. One thing we know for sure, they ball like father like son. Bringing to you a list of the top five father son duos in the NBA!
1. Doc Rivers and Austin Rivers
Austin Rivers, #25 of the Clippers, was under a lot of criticism when he came to the Clippers a few years ago. Traded to the Clippers, Austin Rivers became a media case of nepotism in the NBA when his father, Doc Rivers, helped him into the Clippers. However he soon proved his worth and had shut down haters with his quick shooting action and athletic plays.
Much like his father, Doc Rivers. Doc Rivers, #25 of the Atlanta Hawks, was powerful guard who played 14 seasons in the NBA and coached the Celtics to win the championship in 2008. Now as both are in L.A, one can only witness this family bond turn into a conquest for a championship.