Who Are The Best Set Of Brothers In The NBA?
Brotherly love or sibling rivalry. It's all throughout the NBA and more than you think.
So I was watching one of the playoff games Saturday night, and as I was watching a timeout was called, and per usual a commercial came on.
It got me thinking: how many siblings are in the league and who is the best? It's a topic that rarely goes noticed.
So I made a list: The Gasol's, the Curry's, the Morris twins, the Lopez', the Plumblees, the Holiday's (Jrue and Justin), the Dragic's, and a couple more. And I narrowed this list down to my top three: The Gasol's, the Curry's, and the Lopez'.
Out of this three I chose the Gasol brothers as the best siblings in the game today. And sure you can choose the Curry's because Steph is the best shooter ever, and an MVP candidate, but what about his brother? Seth, is a good player, and could be really good in a few years. He started to make a name for himself this year after being traded to Dallas. He doubled his scoring average from last year, with Sacramento, by averaging close to 13 points per game this year. Good for Seth. And I could read you Steph's stats, but I don't really think it is worth my breath because we all know what he brings to the table.
But now, let's take a look at the Gasol brothers. I believe they don't get the credit they deserve, simply because they are big men. Big men just are not as popular in today's world. The game of basketball is all centered around guards, and for good reason. But when you look at productivity, the Gasol brothers are a no brainier as to why they are the best sibling duo in the league.
Lets look at Pau, the older of the two, who now plays for the San Antonio Spurs, who are the second best team in the west. Even though Pau is getting up there with age (36 years old), he still manages to give the Spurs a solid 25 minutes a game, and averaging 12.5 points and nearly 8 rebounds a game. Pau can run the floor, shoot, and currently one of the best post big men in the league. Throughout the course of his career Pau averages 17.9 points and 9.4 rebounds per game, nearly a double double. But we can all say his prime of his career was from 05'-09' when he was back and forth between the Grizzlies and the Lakers.
Now lets look at the younger brother Marc, who is just absolutely unbelievable right now in the playoffs for Memphis. Not only has he been dominating Lamarcus Aldridge but even putting some moves on his big brother as well.
The 32 year old is now averaging 19.5 points, and 6.3 rebounds per game. And his most recent accomplishment: hitting a game winner in overtime to tie the series 2-2.
This Memphis team is led by Marc, and the highest paid player ever, Mike Conley, who is highly underrated (but we'll save that for another day). Other than that you have a 40 year old (Vince Carter), who I'm surprised hasn't went into cardiac arrest yet, and a couple other low level role players.
Marc Gasol. Pau Gasol. Best sibling duo in the NBA. And until I see the Mavericks trudge to the playoffs behind the talents of Seth Curry (which could be a long time with the way Dirk Nowitzki's retirement plan is looking), than "don't @ me".
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