NBA: Top 10 Father-Son Duos of All-Time
When judging the National Basketball Association's best duos, whether they are father-son duos or two brothers playing with each other, we need a balance. But while judging father-son duos, we need statistics because they have never played with each other in the NBA. So while writing this article, I learned that there are many father-son duos in NBA, but both should have productive stats to be considered for a position in the top 10.
Now we move to the list.
#10 Doc Rivers and Austin Rivers
Doc Rivers, the current head coach of Los Angeles Clippers, was a point guard who was known for his defense. Rivers was drafted in the second round of the 1983 draft by the Atlanta Hawks. He averaged 10.9 points and 5.7 assists per game with 9,377 points in 14 seasons.
His son Austin Rivers followed his legacy and created his own path to the NBA. He was drafted with the 10th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Pelicans. He played three seasons there before being traded to the Clippers to play for his father. He is currently playing under his father and has averaged 8.7 points and 2.2 assists per game with 3,195 points in six seasons.
#9 Wes Matthews Sr. and Wesley Matthews
Wes Matthews Sr. was selected by Washington Bullets with the 14th pick of the 1980 draft. Averaging 7.9 points and 4.2 assists per game with 3,654 points in 10 seasons, he earned two NBA championship rings with the 1987 and 1988 Los Angeles Lakers.
His son Wesley Matthews went undrafted in 2009 before he signed a one-year contract with the Utah Jazz and was then promoted to the job of starting shooting guard. He currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks and has averaged 13.9 points and 1.1 steals per game with 8,514 career points in nine seasons.
#8 Gerald Henderson Sr. and Gerald Henderson Jr.
Gerald Henderson Sr. had a 13-year career in the NBA from 1979 until 1992. He played for the Boston Celtics, Seattle SuperSonics, New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Pistons and Houston Rockets. He averaged 8.9 points and 3.6 rebounds per game with 7,773 points in 13 seasons.
His son Gerald Henderson Jr. was selected by the Charlotte Bobcats in the 2009 NBA Draft. He is currently a free agent and last played for Philadelphia 76ers last season. Henderson has a troublesome hip injury, and he opted out the 2017-18 season to make a full recovery. He has averaged 11.2 points and 3.2 rebounds per game with 5,987 points in eight seasons.