It all started on Tuesday morning, when Dan sent me a link to a picture of Chris Paul with his son, Chis Emmanuel Paul II. After what feels like a million hours spent in Google Images, I’ve compiled a collection of 50 of the best photos of NBA players hanging out with their kids (you can see more on SportsGrid’s newly minted Pinterest board). Something I learned putting this together: getting to ride on your dad’s shoulders must be even cooler if your dad happens to play professional basketball.
Dorell Wright and Devin Wright
Paul and Prianna Pierce
Shane and Zeke Battier
Jannero Pargo and Jannero Pargo, Jr.
Michael Beasley and Michael Beasley II
Brandon and B.J. Roy
Shaquille and Shaquir O’Neal
Derek, Tatum and Drew Fisher
Nate and Nahmier Robinson
Brian and Adria Scalabrine
Matt, Carter and Isaiah Barnes
Grant, Myla Grace, Lael Rose and Tamia Hill
Udonis and Josiah Haslem
Lebron James and Lebron James, Jr.
Chris Paul and Christopher Emmanuel Paul II
Chris and Trinity Bosh
Dwyane, Zion and Zaire Wade
Carlos and Carmani Boozer
LaMarcus Aldridge and Jaelen Lea Aldridge
Eddie and Jaelen House
Tyson Chandler and Tyson, Jr.
Yao Ye Li, Yao Qin Lei and Yao Ming
Kenneth and Kyra Faried
Kevin and “Peanut” Garnett
Al and Amaya Harrington
Brandon and Legend Truth Jennings
Tracy, Layla Clarice and Laymen Lamar McGrady
Kendrick Perkins and Kendrick Perkins II
Paul and Prianna Pierce
Deron, D.J. and Desmond Williams
Donte Greene and Donte Green, Jr.
Chris and Crystal Elizabeth Singleton
Dahntay and Tanner Jones
Ben and Bryce Wallace
Shelden and Lailaa Williams
Trevor and Tajh Ariza
Raja, Tai Brooklyn and Cindy Bell
Mike and Jaelen Bibby
Chauncey and Cydney Billups
Steve and Nicholas Blake
Matt, E.V. and Nadia Bonner
Daequan and Ja’Kyia Cook
Shannon and “Fatman” Brown
Kobe and Gianna Bryant
Randy and Paige Foye
Channing and Hendrix Frye
Daniel Gibson and Daniel Gibson, Jr.
Manu and Dante Ginobili
Caron Butler and Caron Butler, Jr.
Amar’e, Amar’e Jr., and Ar’e Stoudemire
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