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

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:30 pm
by Hubert44
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.

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

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:39 pm
by mulamutti
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.

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

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:17 pm
by JD225
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.