Why NBA All-Star Dads Don't Have NBA All-Star Sons and Vice Versa

Fantasy Ball talk.

Moderators: floppymoose, Curtis Lemansky

Hubert44
Senior
Posts: 553
And1: 706
Joined: Jun 06, 2015

Why NBA All-Star Dads Don't Have NBA All-Star Sons and Vice Versa 

Post#1 » by Hubert44 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:30 pm

I was talking to my own dad about Tim Hardaway Jr. and Steph Curry and their respective fathers. That conversation led to the thought that it seems NBA All-Star dads (Glen Rice, Tim Hardaway, MJ, Stockton, Ewing) often don't produce All-Star sons. And All-Star sons (Steph, Kobe, Klay) had fathers who were not quite All-Stars.

Is there a reason for this? Multiple reasons? Is it just very difficult to be an NBA All-Star and thus the chance that any two members of a family (who aren't Gasols) makes an All-Star game is very low? Is it purely coincidence? Discuss.
mulamutti
Junior
Posts: 311
And1: 311
Joined: Jan 14, 2014

Re: Why NBA All-Star Dads Don't Have NBA All-Star Sons and Vice Versa 

Post#2 » by mulamutti » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:39 pm

Hubert44 wrote: Is it just very difficult to be an NBA All-Star and thus the chance that any two members of a family (who aren't Gasols) makes an All-Star game is very low?
Asked and answered.

but lets wait for lebron jr.
JD225
Analyst
Posts: 3,114
And1: 291
Joined: May 27, 2007
 

Re: Why NBA All-Star Dads Don't Have NBA All-Star Sons and Vice Versa 

Post#3 » by JD225 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:17 pm

All Stars represent a small percentage of NBA players so it's more of a coincidence. The thing you could argue is the overwhelming pressure to live up to the All Star (or even worse an all time great) dad would effect their kids performance and psyche. Sometimes the all star kid doesn't have the perspective to know how hard it is to make the league. Curry didn't have that overwhelming pressure and probably had more perspective than other NBA kids.

Return to Fantasy Basketball