Where do the Warriors guards rank on the list of best father-son duos?

5/14/13 in NBA   |   droth   |   127 respect

His son, Jalen Rose, was a member of Michigan's famed fab-5 and continued on to play for 13 years in the NBA.  Jalen was actually bigger at 6'8" than his father, who was 6'3".  Typically, we see sons that are similar size or smaller and make up for it by living and breathing hoops as kids.  But Rose, who didn't meet his father until much later in life, clearly had the size and talent to make it on his own and had an even more prolific career than his old man.  Rose was a key player for the Indiana Pacers playoff teams in the late 90's and early 00's and helped to create the modern "point forward" position.  And if you've never listened to his podcast, he's a funny and honest basketball insider who has plenty of entertaining stories about the good old days.

3.  Rick and Brent Barry:  Rick played from 1965 to 1980 and was one of the best players in the league in the late 60's and early 70's.  He averaged 30 or more points per game four different seasons and led the league in scoring in 1966-67 with 35.6 points per contest.   For his career, in both the ABA and NBA, he averaged 24.8 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game.  He made nine first-team All-NBA or ABA  teams, was the '65-'66 Rookie of the Year and was named Finals MVP in 1975 when he and the Warriors won the title.

Rick had three sons, Jon, Brent, and Drew, that played in the NBA.  Jon and Drew could shoot the three ball, but Brent was the best of the bunch.  Brent played 15 seasons and, like anyone with his last name, could shoot the three.  But he could also throw it down.  Barry is the only player to win the Dunk contest and lead the league in three point shooting during his career. 

4.  Bill and Luke Walton:  Bill was one of the greatest college basketball players to ever lace up a pair ofApr 6, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; UCLA and comer NBA star Bill Walton poses for a picture prior to the start of the game between Louisville Cardinals and the Wichita State Shockers in the semifinals  of the 2013 NCAA mens Final Four at the Georgia Dome.  Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports sneakers and could have been an all-time NBA great if he had had better injury luck.  When he played, he was an elite rebounder, defender, and passer.  At 6'11" he had a rare skill set for a big man and averaged over 18 ppg in the 1977 playoffs, when his Blazers won the title.  

Luke has carved out a nice career in the league, but he is nowhere near the player his father was.  That being said, this was his 10th year in the league and, although he's never put up monster numbers, he's a solid pro.  And as Marshawh Lynch famously said, "it don't get no better than solid." In the one year that Walton started every game he played in, he averaged 11 ppg and shot 38% from beyond the arc.  After spending the first eight years of his career with the Lakers, Walton has been a Cavalier for the last two.
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5/17/13   |   andphidom

This is a GREAT article! Really really well done. Props!

p.s. Reminisce on Steph's 272 3 pointers: