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]

Father Son(s) Notes Ref.
Rick Barry Jon Barry
Brent Barry
Drew Barry
 • Rick and Brent are the second father-son duo to win NBA Championships as players
 • Rick, Jon and Brent all played for and ended their playing career with the Houston Rockets
 • Rick, Jon and Drew all played for the Golden State Warriors
[1]
Henry Bibby Mike Bibby  • Both played for the New York Knicks [2]
Melvin Booker Devin Booker  • Both played against Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett during their respective careers [3]
Ron Brewer Ronnie Brewer  • Both played for the Chicago Bulls [4]
Joe Bryant Kobe Bryant [5]
Wayne Chapman Rex Chapman  • Wayne played in the ABA [2]
Norm Cook Brian Cook [2]
Corey Crowder Jae Crowder  • Both played for the Utah Jazz [6]
Dell Curry Stephen Curry
Seth Curry
[7]
Terry Davis Ed Davis [8]
Darren Daye Austin Daye [2]
Larry Drew Larry Drew II [9]
Rich Dumas Richard Dumas  • Rich played in the ABA [2]
Mike Dunleavy Sr. Mike 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
[10]
LeRoy Ellis LeRon Ellis [2]
Patrick Ewing Patrick Ewing Jr. [11]
Bob Ferry Danny Ferry [2]
Dick Garrett Diante Garrett [12]
Harvey Grant Jerami Grant
Jerian Grant
[12]
Sidney Green Taurean Green [2]
Matt Guokas Sr. Matt Guokas Jr.  • Matt Sr. and Matt Jr. are the first father-son duo to win NBA Championships as players [13]
Tim Hardaway Tim Hardaway Jr. [14]
Gerald Henderson Gerald Henderson Jr. [2]
Earle Higgins Sean Higgins  • Earle played in the ABA [2]
Rod Higgins Cory Higgins [15]
Tito Horford Al Horford [2]
Bill Hosket Sr. Bill Hosket Jr.  • Bill Sr. played in the NBL [2]
Wali Jones Askia Jones [2]
George Karl Coby Karl  • George is the third NBA coach to face his son, Coby, in an NBA game [16]
Frank Kornet Luke Kornet [17]
Stan Love Kevin Love [2]
John Lucas Jr. John Lucas III  • Both played for the Houston Rockets [18]
Ed Manning Danny Manning [2]
Press Maravich Pete Maravich [19]
Roy Marble Devyn Marble [20]
Wes Matthews Wesley Matthews [21]
Scott May Sean May [2]
Al McGuire Allie McGuire  • Both played for the New York Knicks [2]
George Mikan Larry Mikan [2]
Pete Mount Rick Mount  • Pete played in the NBL [2]
Jay Murphy Erik Murphy [22]
Larry Nance Larry Nance Jr.  • Both played for the Cleveland Cavaliers
Sonny Parker Jabari Parker [12]
Jim Paxson Sr. Jim Paxson Jr.
John Paxson
[23]
Gary Payton Gary Payton II  • Both played for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers [24][25]
Curtis Perry Byron Houston [26]
Paul Pressey Phil Pressey [27]
Walt Piatkowski Eric Piatkowski  • Walt played in the ABA [2]
Tony Price A. J. Price [28]
Leo Rautins Andy Rautins [29]
Glen Rice Glen Rice Jr. [14]
Doc Rivers Austin Rivers  • Doc is the fourth NBA coach to face his son, Austin, in an NBA game
 • Austin is the first son to play for his father in an NBA game
[30][31]
Glenn Robinson Glenn Robinson III [12]
Walker Russell Sr. Walker Russell Jr.  • Both started their playing career with the Detroit Pistons [32]
Arvydas Sabonis Domantas Sabonis
Al Salvadori Kevin Salvadori  • Al played in the ABA [2]
Dolph Schayes Danny Schayes [2]
James Silas Xavier Silas [33]
Derek Smith Nolan Smith [34]
John Stockton David Stockton  • Both played for the Utah Jazz [35]
Walter Szczerbiak Wally Szczerbiak  • Walter played in the ABA [2]
Jeff Taylor Jeffery Taylor [36]
Collis Temple Garrett Temple  • Collis played in the ABA
 • Both played for the San Antonio Spurs
[37]
Mychal Thompson Mychel Thompson
Klay Thompson
• Mychal and Klay are the fourth father-son duo to win NBA Championships as players [38]
Butch van Breda Kolff Jan van Breda Kolff  • Butch is the first NBA coach to face his son, Jan, in an NBA game [10][39]
Ernie Vandeweghe Kiki Vandeweghe  • Both played for the New York Knicks [2]
David Vaughn Jr. David Vaughn III  • David Jr. played in the ABA [2]
Brett Vroman Jackson Vroman [2]
Milt Wagner Dajuan Wagner [2]
Jimmy Walker Jalen Rose [40]
Bill Walton Luke Walton  • Bill and Luke are the third father-son duo to win NBA Championships as players [13]
Mitchell Wiggins Andrew Wiggins [12]
Gerald Wilkins Damien Wilkins [2]
Rickie Winslow Justise Winslow
Michael Young Joseph Young

Grandfather–grandson[edit]

Grandfather Grandson(s) Notes Ref.
John Barber Jason Sasser
Jeryl Sasser
[41]
Bruce Hale Jon Barry
Brent Barry
Drew Barry
 • Bruce Hale's son-in-law is Rick Barry [42]
Ronnie Shavlik Shavlik Randolph [43]
John Townsend Eric Montross  • Townsend played in the NBL [44]

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