Like father (and mother), like son

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You may have seen the Golden State Warriorrs just won another NBA title.  The backgrounds of so many of their top players are striking:

Stephen Curry: Commonly considered the greatest basketball shooter of all time, his father was All-Star Dell Curry, shooting guard and one of the best shooters of his era.

Klay Thompson: Father Mychal Thompson, an NBA All-Star level player.

Gary Payton II: Father Gary Payton, Hall of Famer point guard and defensive stopper, known as “The Glove.”  The son is not an All-Star caliber player but he is a top contributor on defense.

Andrew Wiggins: Son of Mitchell Wiggins, well-known NBA player in the 1980s.  Mitchell Wiggins led the Houston Rockets to a key game five victory over the Boston Celtics in 1986, Andrew Wiggins did the same in 2022.  And Andrew’s mother won two silver medals for track and field in the 1984 Olympics.

Otto Porter, Jr.:”His father, Otto Porter Sr., was part of Scott County Central High School’s first title in 1976 and holds the high school record with 1,733 rebounds. His mother, Elnora Porter (née Timmons), helped the same school win the 1984 state championship.

Jordan Poole: Father Anthony Poole advertises himself as “Wisconsin playground elite coach” on Twitter.

Kevon Looney: His cousin Nick Young played in the NBA.

We do not know much about the biological father of Draymond Green.

And those are the top players on the Golden State Warriors.

Addendum: I hadn’t known that Steve Kerr, the coach, was son of Malcolm Kerr, a well-known university professor and then university president (American University in Beirut) who was killed by terrorists in Lebanon in 1984.





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