The sons and daughters of today’s NBA superstars are more renown then ever before. Stephen and Ayesha Curry’s eldest daughter Riley is an internet darling who oozes cuteness. Their younger daughter Ryan has big shoes to fill! Lebron James and Savannah Brinson’s son LeBron James Jr appears to be quite the basketball prodigy in his own right. Their younger son Bryce will have even loftier expectations considering the success of his father and the early success of his elder brother. Derrick Rose’s son P.J. is infamous for an unconventional look he gave at a presser. Carmelo Anthony’s son Kiyan has taken his fair share of shots on the Madison Square Garden hardwood.
While the forenamed sons and daughters are the more recognized names by fans, they are mere youngsters. Moreover, the majority of today’s NBA players children haven’t hit adulthood. This is where the NBA coaches and former NBA players come in handy! Here, we take a look at the fifteen hottest NBA daughters.
15. Mallory Edens
The 2014 NBA Draft Lottery saw the Milwaukee Bucks grab the number two overall pick. While Bucks fans were certainly happy to see Duke Forward Jabari Parker selected second overall in the NBA Draft, they and NBA fans worldwide were certainly happy to see who the Bucks had selected to represent them for the 2014 Draft Lottery. The daughter of Investment Banker and Bucks co-owner Wesley Edens, Mallory Edens became an overnight celebrity once audiences were introduced to her at the lottery. Mallory at the time was a high-school Senior in New York that had 250 followers on Twitter prior to her appearance. Fast forward to the next day and Mallory’s follower total had skyrocketed to 33,000! She might not be Katherine Webb, but she sparked up plenty of interest in her own right.
14. Jasmyn Wilkins
Jasmyn Wilkins is the niece of former Atlanta Hawks Hall of Fame swingman Dominique Wilkins, the daughter of former New York Knick Gerald Wilkins and her older brother is Damien Wilkins who has had his fair share of time logged in the NBA and is currently in the NBA’s D-League. Jasmyn’s younger sister also attended college on a basketball scholarship. The Wilkins clan certainly has a knack for basketball, and Jasmyn was no slouch in her own right when it came to athletics. However, she’s followed a different path and has embarked on a career in nursing as she is a student at Georgia State University. She also claimed forth runner up in the 2012 Miss Universe pageant. Not too shabby, Jasmyn, not too shabby!
13. Cheyenne Kidd
Jason Kidd had a storied career in the NBA as he was a 10x NBA All-Star, named to the NBA First Team on four occasions, shared the Rookie of the Year award in 1995 with Grant Hill and was named to the NBA’s All-Defensive First Team on four occasions. He’s currently trying to parlay his success as a player to the sidelines as he is serving in his third season as the Head Coach for the Milwaukee Bucks. Kidd’s daughter Cheyenne is an attractive young woman but proceed with caution! Cheyenne has been accused of being a Hollywood “street walker” and has had a stint in rehab. She has also accused Jason of being a dead beat father in the past. Did I mention to proceed with caution?
12. Kajun Russell
Byron Russell was a solid defender throughout his playing days, but his belief in his defensive prowess may have been his greatest enemy. Michael Jordan, who is frequently and most often regarded as the greatest of all-time, referenced Russell in his 2009 Hall of Fame induction speech. MJ recalled a conversation with him and Russell in 1994. Jordan said, “At this time, I had no thoughts of coming back and playing the game of basketball’. Bryon Russell came over to me and said, ‘Why did you quit? You know I could guard you.’ From this day forward, if I ever see [Russell] in shorts, I’m coming at him.” Now, Russell’s defining moment is “His Airness” jawing him for his sixth championship. Not the prettiest site; but, Russell’s daughter Kajun is. She’s a knockout just like MJ’s Game 6 1998 NBA Finals over Russell.
11. Abby Hornacek
Knicks President Phil Jackson caught everyone off guard when he selected Jeff Hornacek to take over the coaching reigns of the New York Knicks. The belief was always that Jackson wanted to hire one of his own. Moreover, Jackson was tone-deaf to any and every one who was not a proponent of his triangle principles. With the Zen Master bringing father Jeff over to the Big Apple to run the sidelines, Hornacek begins his second run as an NBA coach, with his first run being in Phoenix. Hornacek’s daughter Abby is a USC graduate and is a co-host of the 120 Sports show The Rally. Abby has also previously interviewed her father while he was with the Phoenix Suns. Abby’s certainly got the look for bigger and better opportunities in the sports world.
10. Jasmine Jordan
The daughter of Michael Jordan, Jasmine Jordan wasn’t blessed with the hooping talent of her father. Not everyone can be genetically superior now right, Charlotte Flair? Jasmine studied Sports Management at Syracuse University. However, her experience at Syracuse can be described as bittersweet. In an interview with The Boss Up Jasmine tells it as so, “when I first got here I honestly hated it. About a month or so before I officially moved in, there was an article written about me coming to Syracuse and next thing I know the world knew where I was going. I had over 1,000 Facebook requests and who knows how many Twitter followers I gain. Needless to say, that article brought unwanted attention on me and it made my first year hard because everyone knew my face and assumed they knew my story as well. Jasmine may have hated it but she must’ve received plenty of attention from those who did and didn’t know she was MJ’s daughter. She is currently dating former Syracuse Orange player and current NBA D-League talent Rakeem Christmas.
9. Anjali Ranadive
The circus that is the Sacramento Kings is a mess to look at and has been so for the past decade. Whether its DeMarcus Cousins famously reading a mean tweet on Jimmy Kimmel that called him an emotional lesbian (the claim isn’t exactly absurd), the jettisoning of coaches left and right, its ability to constantly strike out on first round picks (sans Cousins) or Rudy Gay letting officials know that he likely wouldn’t be returning to the team once his contract is up, this team seems to get little right. However, majority team owner Vivek Ranadive’s daughter is a sight for sore eyes – for both Kings and non-Kings fans. Anjali is a twenty-four year old musician who has had the likes of French Montana and Tyga featured on her songs. She is also quite the advocate for marine conservation.
8. Danni Tisdale
The late Wayman Tisdale passed away in 2009 at the age of forty-four. Tisdale had battled cancer since 2007, but his death two years later still came as a shock as just a month earlier he announced that he was ready to set out on a twenty-one day concert tour. On the morning of May 9th, 2009, Tisdale complained to his wife that he was having difficulty breathing. Tisdale was admitted into a hospital and tragically met his maker six days later. Tisdale left behind his wife and four children. One of those children, Danni is quite the stunner. Danni is a designer/wardrobe consultant and has her own website StyleHausClothing.com. Like her father she is an Oklahoma native and a fan of the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs.
7. Madeline Kerr
It seems like an eternity ago when current Golden State Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr was whether he’d coach the Golden State Warriors or the New York Knicks. By choosing the Golden State Warriors it’s clear as day that Kerr made the right decision! Coach Kerr’s main reason for not wanting to coach the Knicks wasn’t the roster; it was their location. Kerr’s family resided on the West Coast and he was very reluctant to part from the Golden State. One of Kerr’s daughters, Madeline, better known as Maddy currently plays volleyball for the California Golden Bears. Maddy’s got game too as evidenced by her 459 digs in the 2015 season which was good for ninth best in California Golden Bears history.