Basketball is passed through genes. After all, so many stories are known about sons of famous NBA basketball players going the way of their parents. And often even surpass them. Today we are going to look at a few examples.
Melvin Booker and his son Devin.
Melvin Booker spent two seasons in the NBA, playing 32 games in which he scored 166 points. In 1994, he was named the Big Eight Basketball Player of the Year. He also became a great coach for his son Devin. He developed special training for him and has been raising not only his son but a future basketball player since the age of 15. At 4:30 every day, Devin had to wake up and start his workout. It usually took place on the beach and was quite exhausting. But that, in Devin’s opinion, helped him get into the NBA and become a successful basketball player.
Today Devin has an excellent passing range, can defend, and also scores.
The team refers to him as a very persistent player. He is always the first to come to training and leaves the gym – the last. Melvin himself talks about his son as one who is extremely competitive and just wants to win.
Rick Brunson and his son Jalen.
Brunson – spent 9 seasons in the NBA, on different teams. He had 8 contracts. He also married an athlete – volleyball player Sandra. And their son, Jalen, had no choice. He grew up in a family of successful athletes. Moreover, the guy clearly had a talent for basketball. Already in 2014, Jalen was named Gatorade Press High School Basketball Player of the Year and Sun-Times Player of the Year. In 2018, he was ranked in the NBA and is a great success. However, this season, the basketball player had dropped out due to a shoulder injury.
Corey Crowder and his son Jay.
Jay loved basketball when he was just 2 years old. Every night he and his father, the famous basketball player Corey, played this game at home before going to bed. When Jay grew up, he became a devoted fan of his father. “I just remember him training in the offseason and being in every gym he went to and letting me tag along to watch how he worked” – Jay said.
Jay started playing basketball back in school. At the same time, he was the starting quarterback of the school’s football team.
In order to get into the NBA, Jay had to make a lot of effort, both his and his father’s. “His whole journey to the NBA is one that someday is going to have to have a book written about,” said Corey.
Corey himself ended up in the NBA as an undrafted free agent. However, that was where his 14-year successful basketball career began. During this time he spent 58 games with the Utah Jazz and San Antonio Spurs.
Steph and Seth Curry are the sons of Dell Curry.
Dell Curry spent 16 seasons in the NBA. His sons followed him.
Steph first drew attention as a basketball player in an impressive game at Davidson College. He was drafted in 2009 by Golden State and turned into one of the leading players in basketball, known for his stellar shooting skills.
In 2012-13, he set an NBA record of 272 three-pointers.
Steph led the team to a record 73 victories in 2015-16, at which time he was the first in history to be named unanimously MVP. He received this award for two consecutive years.
Seth Curry, two years younger than Steph, cannot boast of such success as his older brother. In 2013, he ran for the NBA draft but was not selected. The same year, he was purchased by the Santa Cruz Warriors Club, which played in the NBA Development League. After that, Seth managed to sign two fairly successful contracts with two teams.
Father Dell always comes to his sons’ games with his wife – volleyball player Sonya.
Austin Rivers – Son of Doc Rivers.
Austin is the son of Doc, a well-known basketball player who spent 13 seasons in the NBA after graduating from basketball and becoming a coach. His son Austin was elected to the NBA in 2012. And for 4 years on the Clippers, he was trained by Doc.
It was not a lot of fun for Austin. He dreamed of getting out of the shadow of his famous father.
During his seven-year NBA career, Austin made almost 10 points per game. After that, he signed several successful contracts with other teams. And he began to play on his own without parental coaching.