List of second-generation National Basketball Association players

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The following is a list of father-and-son combinations who have played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The list includes players who played for the Basketball Association of America (BAA) before it was renamed NBA in 1949, as well as the National Basketball League (NBL), which was absorbed by the NBA in 1949, and the original American Basketball Association (ABA), which was merged with the NBA in 1976.

Father-son[edit]

FatherSon(s)NotesRef.
Barry, RickRick BarryBarry, JonJon Barry
Barry, BrentBrent Barry
Barry, DrewDrew Barry
 • Rick and Brent are the second father-son duo to win NBA Championships as players
 • Rick, Jon and Brent all played and ended their playing career with the Houston Rockets
 • Rick, Jon and Drew all played for the Golden State Warriors
[1]
Bibby, HenryHenry BibbyBibby, MikeMike Bibby • Both played for the New York Knicks[2]
Brewer, RonRon BrewerBrewer, RonnieRonnie Brewer • Both played for the Chicago Bulls[3]
Bryant, JoeJoe BryantBryant, KobeKobe Bryant[4]
Chapman, WayneWayne ChapmanChapman, RexRex Chapman • Wayne played in the ABA[2]
Cook, NormNorm CookCook, BrianBrian Cook[2]
Curry, DellDell CurryCurry, StephenStephen Curry
Curry, SethSeth Curry
[5]
Davis, TerryTerry DavisDavis, EdEd Davis[6]
Daye, DarrenDarren DayeDaye, AustinAustin Daye[2]
Dumas, RichRich DumasDumas, RichardRichard Dumas • Rich played in the ABA[2]
Dunleavy, Sr., MikeMike Dunleavy, Sr.Dunleavy, Jr., MikeMike Dunleavy, Jr. • Both played for the Milwaukee Bucks
 • Mike Sr. is the second NBA coach to face his son, Mike Jr., in an NBA game
[7]
Ellis, LeRoyLeRoy EllisEllis, LeRonLeRon Ellis[2]
Ewing, Sr., PatrickPatrick Ewing, Sr.Ewing, Jr., PatrickPatrick Ewing, Jr.[8]
Ferry, BobBob FerryFerry, DannyDanny Ferry[2]
Green, SidneySidney GreenGreen, TaureanTaurean Green[2]
Guokas, Sr., MattMatt Guokas, Sr.Guokas, Jr., MattMatt Guokas, Jr. • Matt Sr. and Matt Jr. are the first father-son duo to win NBA Championships as players[9]
Hardaway, Sr., TimTim Hardaway, Sr.Hardaway, Jr., TimTim Hardaway, Jr.[10]
Henderson, Sr., GeraldGerald Henderson, Sr.Henderson, Jr., GeraldGerald Henderson, Jr.[2]
Higgins, EarleEarle HigginsHiggins, SeanSean Higgins • Earle played in the ABA[2]
Higgins, RodRod HigginsHiggins, CoryCory Higgins[11]
Horford, TitoTito HorfordHorford, AlAl Horford[2]
Hosket, Sr., BillBill Hosket, Sr.Hosket, Jr., BillBill Hosket, Jr. • Bill Sr. played in the NBL[2]
Jones, WaliWali JonesJones, AskiaAskia Jones[2]
Karl, GeorgeGeorge KarlKarl, CobyCoby Karl • George is the third NBA coach to face his son, Coby, in an NBA game[12]
Love, StanStan LoveLove, KevinKevin Love[2]
Lucas, Jr., JohnJohn Lucas, Jr.Lucas III, JohnJohn Lucas III • Both played for the Houston Rockets[13]
Manning, EdEd ManningManning, DannyDanny Manning[2]
Maravich, PressPress MaravichMaravich, PetePete Maravich[14]
Matthews, WesWes MatthewsMatthews, WesleyWesley Matthews[15]
May, ScottScott MayMay, SeanSean May[2]
McGuire, AlAl McGuireMcGuire, AllieAllie McGuire • Both played for the New York Knicks[2]
Mikan, GeorgeGeorge MikanMikan, LarryLarry Mikan[2]
Mount, PetePete MountMount, RickRick Mount • Pete played in the NBL[2]
Murphy, JayJay MurphyMurphy, ErikErik Murphy[16]
Paxson, Sr., JimJim Paxson, Sr.Paxson, Sr., JimJim Paxson, Sr.
Paxson, JohnJohn Paxson
[17]
Perry, CurtisCurtis PerryHouston, ByronByron Houston[18]
Pressey, PaulPaul PresseyPressey, PhilPhil Pressey[19]
Piatkowski, WaltWalt PiatkowskiPiatkowski, EricEric Piatkowski • Walt played in the ABA[2]
Price, TonyTony PricePrice, A. J.A. J. Price[20]
Rautins, LeoLeo RautinsRautins, AndyAndy Rautins[21]
Rice, Sr., GlenGlen Rice, Sr.Rice, Jr., GlenGlen Rice, Jr.[10]
Rivers, DocDoc RiversRivers, AustinAustin Rivers • Doc is the fourth NBA coach to face his son, Austin, in an NBA game[22]
Russell, Sr., WalkerWalker Russell, Sr.Russell, Jr., WalkerWalker Russell, Jr. • Both started their playing career with the Detroit Pistons[23]
Salvadori, AlAl SalvadoriSalvadori, KevinKevin Salvadori • Al played in the ABA[2]
Schayes, DolphDolph SchayesSchayes, DannyDanny Schayes[2]
Silas, JamesJames SilasSilas, XavierXavier Silas[24]
Smith, DerekDerek SmithSmith, NolanNolan Smith[25]
Szczerbiak, WalterWalter SzczerbiakSzczerbiak, WallyWally Szczerbiak • Walter played in the ABA[2]
Taylor, JeffJeff TaylorTaylor, JefferyJeffery Taylor[26]
Temple, CollisCollis TempleTemple, GarrettGarrett Temple • Collis played in the ABA
 • Both played for the San Antonio Spurs
[27]
Thompson, MychalMychal ThompsonThompson, MychelMychel Thompson
Thompson, KlayKlay Thompson
[28]
van Breda Kolff, ButchButch van Breda Kolffvan Breda Kolff, JanJan van Breda Kolff • Butch is the first NBA coach to face his son, Jan, in an NBA game[29][7]
Vandeweghe, ErnieErnie VandewegheVandeweghe, KikiKiki Vandeweghe • Both played for the New York Knicks[2]
Vaughn, Jr., DavidDavid Vaughn, Jr.Vaughn III, DavidDavid Vaughn III • David Jr. played in the ABA[2]
Vroman, BrettBrett VromanVroman, JacksonJackson Vroman[2]
Wagner, MiltMilt WagnerWagner, DajuanDajuan Wagner[2]
Walker, JimmyJimmy WalkerRose, JalenJalen Rose[30]
Walton, BillBill WaltonWalton, LukeLuke Walton • Bill and Luke are the third father-son duo to win NBA Championships as players[9]
Wilkins, GeraldGerald WilkinsWilkins, DamienDamien Wilkins[2]

Grandfather-grandson[edit]

GrandfatherGrandson(s)NotesRef.
Barber, JohnJohn BarberSasser, JasonJason Sasser
Sasser, JerylJeryl Sasser
[31]
Hale, BruceBruce HaleBarry, JonJon Barry
Barry, BrentBrent Barry
Barry, DrewDrew Barry
 • Bruce Hale's son-in-law is Rick Barry[32]
Shavlik, RonnieRonnie ShavlikRandolph, ShavlikShavlik Randolph[33]
Townsend, JohnJohn TownsendMontross, EricEric Montross • Townsend played in the NBL[34]

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