Whenever you are walking around with your siblings, it is quite often that you will hear them say how similar you look. For stars in the NBA, it is just that much more pronounced because the world looks at them and their faces every day. These stars have all been All-Star at some point in their careers to show how good of players they are. Their siblings, on the other hand, are not stars. These siblings range anywhere from random people on the street to players who tried to make it in the pros, all the way to having different lives altogether.
Then there are the siblings who look entirely different from their siblings. Still the same with having to of been All-Stars at some point in their career. These siblings similarly live different lives or tried to make it in the league but never quite did it. They are all a little different but they could be people who tried to make a run in the league and it never panned out or they could be someone the star just keeps close to them so that they always have family near. But at a glance, one might not say that they are siblings because they look so entirely different.
16 Totally Different: Kevin Durant & Tony Durant
Kevin Durant is arguably the best player in the league. During his career, he has been able to amass 4x scoring champs, 7x All-NBA, 9x All-Star, regular season MVP, Finals MVP, and obviously an NBA champion. He has become one of the league's most villainous players when he made the decision to join the 70-win Golden State Warriors. Fortunately for Kevin, even though they look different, he is indeed a great support in his life. Tony was the first person that Kevin hugged when he got drafted into the league.
They have always been by each other's side helping each other along the way.
Kevin has had a lot on his plate over his career as well. Coming off his first Finals loss in 2012 he was at one of the most depressed states in his life because of the high expectations placed on the Thunder and Tony was there. He was there when Kevin Durant was going through injuries and missed extended playing time. Of course, he was there when Kevin Durant was going through the hatred of joining the ultimate super team. Everyone could use a brother like Tony in their life, even if they do not like very similar.
15 Exactly The Same: Paul Millsap & Elijah Millsap
All of the Millsap brothers look similar but Elijah Millsap and Paul Millsap look especially similar. Both have NBA career's but Paul's is much better. Paul has had a long career after being drafted with the 47th pick in 2006. During his career, he has averages of 14.2 points with 7.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists. He has also shot the ball very well in his career with averages of 49.1% from the field, 33.0% from three, and 73.4% from the line. He has been on the All-Star team four times and also the All-Defensive Team. Paul has very well outplayed his projected value. While his career might be on the way down, he still had a great run.
Elijah, on the other hand, went undrafted in 2010. He has played on numerous G-League teams, he has played overseas. He has played in the NBA. He just has not done very well anywhere. During his career, he has averaged 4.2 points with 2.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists. Elijah is currently a member of the Iowa Wolves, the Minnesota Timberwolves G-League affiliate. This season he averaged 15.1 points with 5.3 rebounds. He has played a very good season there and might get called up next year if he can keep it up. The brothers have always supported each other though, especially in the offseason when they work out together.
14 Totally Different: Russell Westbrook & Raynard Westbrook
Russell Westbrook is the reigning MVP and is the only player in NBA history to average a triple-double in back-to-back seasons. Even with a first-round loss this year to the Utah Jazz, he is always poised to make a deep run in the playoffs. Westbrook has other accolades during his career such as being a 2x scoring champ, the assist leader, 6x All-NBA selection, 7x All-Star, and 2x All-Star MVP as well as obviously the regular season MVP. Raynard has been his support every season and during every game. Every game, no matter what, during halftime, he receives texts from Raynard.
Sure he looks nothing like Westbrook, but Russell would not trade Raynard for anything in the entire world.
He told the world how much he meant during his 2017 MVP acceptance speech at the NBA awards show. Russell helped fund him through the University of Central Oklahoma to get both his bachelor and masters degree. You would not expect them to be so close just by their appearances, but you could not separate these two for anything. It has always been this close with the two of them and without that Westbrook would definitely not have won the MVP award last season or to continue on playing at such a high level even with all the hate that goes his way.
13 Exactly The Same: Victor Oladipo & Kendra Oladipo
Victor Oladipo is well on his way to winning the Most Improved Player award this year. After being taken 2nd overall by the Orlando Magic in 2013 he had 3 good years with them. In the 2016 offseason, he was traded alongside Domantos Sabonis for Serge Ibaka to the OKC Thunder. There he had a down year on all fronts. It was his worst statistical year. Then the two were traded again to the Pacers in exchange for Paul George. It was supposed to be a down year where they were sure to be in the lottery again. Until Victor Oladipo had his best career in every category. He averaged 23.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and lead the league in steals with 2.4.
Kendra, the spitting image of Victor, has always supported her brother. He has supported her just the same. In 2015 Victor Spoke at his sister's school. He went to the campus of Gallaudet University to speak to the Model Secondary School for the Deaf where Kendra is now a substitute teacher. He has always given thanks to his sister, Kendra, for how he was brought up. He was with her throughout her losing her hearing when she lost it in the second grade. All the same, they are just like twins.
12 Totally Different: DeMarcus Cousins & Jaleel Cousins
DeMarcus Cousins has been revered as arguably the best center in the league when he is healthy and not suspended because of his technical fouls. During his career, this big man is a 4x All-Star and a 2x All-NBA player. After being picked 5th overall by the Kings in 2010, he has played extremely well and only gotten better. He was a big free agency coming up and quite an unusual one. A player who at one point was no doubt getting a max contract this summer has been stifled to maybe only getting a year or so. Being a big man with a ruptured Achilles is quite concerning so teams might want to be a little cautious in signing him to a big deal.
His younger brother, Jaleel Cousins, has not had quite the impact that DMC has been able to make. Jaleel went undrafted in 2016 after playing college at both Navarro College and the University of South Florida. He has played in the G-League for the totality of his NBA career with both the Texas Legends and the Reno Bighorns. Currently, he is on the Formosa Dreamers, a team in the Chinese League. He never really excelled but he is continuing his dream and hopefully can make it back to the league one day.
11 Exactly The Same: DeAndre Jordan & Brett Jordan
Brett Jordan could be DeAndre Jordan, just with dreads. DeAndre Jordan is a very dominant center in the league and there are multiple landing spots he could go. Just look here to see some potential landing spots should he decline his player option this offseason. DeAndre is an All-star 3x All-NBA selection, 2x All-Defensive team selection and a 2x rebound leader. He currently holds the NBA record for field goal percentage during the regular season in your career with 67.4%. DeAndre has averaged a double-double in every season since the '12-'13 season. During his career, he has averaged 9.4 points and 10.7 rebounds. He is one of the best example left in the NBA of a classic center.
Brett Jordan was a football player.
He has played at the offensive line position, defensive line position, and tight end. Standing at 6'5" and 275 pounds he would be a force to be feared on either side of the ball. The two brothers have always supported each other though. There have been numerous times when the other could be spotted at a game or practice just cheering the other on. DeAndre, being the older brother, has always worked on being as supportive as possible.
10 Totally Different: Derrick Rose & Reggie Rose
One of the biggest what-if players in NBA history. He was the youngest MVP in NBA history. During his career, he has been able to make the All-NBA team once, All-Star three times, and of course his MVP. During his best season, he was able to average 25.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 7.7 assists. He was the leader on his team until he tore he ACL and has never been the same player. Even though that, Reggie has been by his side. Reggie is obviously a big person in his life as shown by Derrick's Adidas deal. In the deal, Rose signed to a 14-year deal and it is worth approximately $190 million dollars. In that deal, Reggie is scheduled to get $250,000 annually. Or $3.5 million over the 14 years.
Reggie is there to support Derrick in his low times in life too. During all of his injuries, Reggie has been his support and he has quite the extensive history of injuries in his career. He supported him when he took 2 weeks away from the Knicks to decide if he wanted to continue in the league. He was with him when Derrick stepped away with the Cavs after another injury to decide if he wanted to play again. He was there when he was traded to and cut from the Jazz. Derrick's future in the league is questionable. The only thing that is not questionable is how much Reggie will support him.
9 Exactly The Same: Goran Dragic & Zoran Dragic
These brothers played together at one point but Goran is the far better of the two. Goran was taken with the 45th pick in the 2008 draft and has played better than his draft pick. He won the Most Improved Player award in 2014 while joining the All-NBA team that same year. He was also selected to his first All-Star game in 2018. He has been able to average 13.7 points and 3.1 rebounds with 4.8 assists. Goran has also done within the FIBA EuroBasket because he won the MVP in 2017. He has been the point guard for the Heat since he was traded there at the trade deadline in 2015. He has played remarkably well for a second-round pick.
Zoran Dragic is the younger brother. He went undrafted in 2011 but still signed on with his brother's team in 2014. He really only played in the NBA for a single season. He was included in the trade that sent his brother to the Miami Heat. During his NBA career, he only amassed 1.8 points with 0.5 rebounds and 0.3 assists. He is not even close to the player his brother is in the NBA. However, in the Slovenian League he is a 4x champion and in 2011 he won the Finals MVP. All the same, these two brothers have always supported each other and I believe the reason Zoran was signed to the Suns originally was because of how highly Goran spoke of him.
8 Totally Different: Paul George & Tesiosha George
Paul George is one of the better Small Forwards in the game today. He is a 5x All-Star and a 3x All-NBA selection as well as making the All-Defensive team 3 times and won the Most Improved Player award in 2013. Paul George had a scary injury while in a qualifying game for Olympic Basketball. He went up to contest a block and landed on the stanchion which snapped his right leg and gave him a compound fracture. It was one of the times in sports history where you watched an injury and thought you saw the end of their career. PG-13 came back and showed he still had a lot left in the tank and is shown by still making All-Star teams today.
Tenisha has an athletic ability of her own.
She was on the practice squad for Pepperdine which is the girl's basketball team at the Christian University of California. She did pretty well there but nothing that could take her all the way to the league. She was quite supportive when he broke his leg and was able to help him out quite a lot during his recovery. She was there every step of the way for him.
7 Exactly The Same: Giannis Antetokounmpo & Thanasis Antetokounmpo
Giannis Antetokounmpo, also known as the Greek Freak, could be considered the future of the league. Giannis was the early season favorite to win the 2018 MVP. Since playing with the Bucks in 2013 he has won the Most Improved Player award, All-Defensive team selection, All-NBA selection, and a 2x All-Star. He had his best career season this year with 26.9 points, 10.0 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.4 blocks. He also shot the ball very well with 52.9% from the field and 30.7% from three with 76.0% from the line. Giannis came is as just a lengthy athletic player and has developed into one of the scariest players to defend in the NBA.
Thanasis never quite excelled in the league or even in the Euroleague. He was drafted 51st overall in 2014 by the New York Knicks. He only played in 2 games for them but even then he played on 2 different G-League teams. He fared far better with the Panathinaikos where he was named an All-Star for the Greek League and was also the Greek League All-Star game MVP. He played very well and might one day find his way back to the NBA. The support shown by these two brothers is hard to find. There have been pictures of Thanasis showing his support for NBA games and the ever more popular video of Giannis screaming and hollering during a Greek League game.
6 Totally Different: Damian Lillard & Houston Lillard
Damian Lillard is constantly in the conversation of being the best point guard in the league and only helped that argument after having the best season of his young career. In his six seasons, he has been a 3x All-Star and a 2x All-NBA selection along with winning Rookie of the Year. Damian has proven over and over again with his Elite play on both sides of the court. He has always gone right at the man he was guarding and took the challenge head-on. Not to mention he can score on anyone who guards him in a variety of way. He has a great 3-pointer and has handles that are out of this world.
His brother Houston, on the other hand, plays football. In college, he played for the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks. He plays football at the Quarterback position. It is quite ironic to think that both of the Lillard brothers are in charge of how their team plays. In the two years that he played in 2007 and 2008, he played pretty well, totalling 3,417 yards with 22 touchdowns and 19 interceptions. After playing in college, he now suits up for The Indoor Football League which is an arena football situation.
5 Exactly The Same: Steph Curry & Seth Curry
Steph Curry is a top-5 player in today's game. He won the first unanimous MVP ever. He has been called the greatest shooter of all-time and it is a hard point to dispute it. Steph has won The AP Athlete of the Year and the NBA Sportsmanship Award. As it pertains to the basketball he has been the scoring champ, steals leader, 50-40-90 club, 4x All-NBA, 5x All-Star, 2x MVP, and a 2x Champ. From the 7th pick to being the leader of the Golden State Warriors is nothing to look down at. he has some of the deepest range to ever be witnessed in an NBA game. He has drastically influenced the way kids are playing the game which will, in turn, change the game we all watch.
Seth does not have have the same resume. Coming in undrafted in 2013 he has played for 5 different NBA teams and 2 different G-League teams. Having spent the most time with the Dallas Mavericks he might have finally carved out a real playing role on a team. He had to miss the entire '17-'18 season with an injury but the year before he played in 70 games and averaged 12.8 points with 2.7 assists. The two brothers have always supported each other though. Steph has always been an advocate for his brother. When Seth wasn't playing he was always in the stands showing his support.
4 Totally Different: Kristaps Porzingis & Janis Porzingis
Kristaps Porzingus has one of the brightest futures in the league. The Latvian has been in the NBA for 3 seasons now and had to end the 2018 season short because he tore his left ACL before the All-Star break. Porzingis has a lone All-Star season and was potential on his way to his first post-season appearance before the injury. He went from being picked 4th in 2015 and being booed off the stage to being the Knicks guy and they are ever so hopeful that this is the one thing that Phil Jackson did right before he was fired.
Janis works for Kristaps as a representative. Janis is always supporting Kristaps and always has his best interest at heart. He was working with the Knicks on getting a rookie-contract extension but they were not willing to make what Janis thought he was worth. Then when Kristaps decided to skip the exit interview, Janis had his back the whole way. Explain at the time that Kristaps was being forced into an uncomfortable situation. He had his brother's back through it all and it should be expected that it continues on like that. In all things, Janis will be a good man to lean on.
3 Exactly The Same: Blake Griffin & Taylor Griffin
Blake Griffin has been a force in the league since he started winning slam dunk contests. Blake is a 5x All-Star and 4x All-NBA selection as well as willing Rookie of the Year. Blake has always been a good player but he has constantly had injury issues throughout his career. He started his career by getting knee surgery because he broke his left kneecap. Aside from that, he is going to help your team succeed whenever given the opportunity. In his career, he has averages of 2.15 points with 9.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists. He also shoots it fairly well with 50.8% from the field and 32.4% from three and a low 68.3% from the line.
Taylor, on the other hand, has not done so well. Some have called him the Wal-mart brand version of Blake. He has played a total of 8 games in the NBA. From 2009-2015 he spent his time in the G-League but never really stood out there. He has also played on 2 different foreign teams. Not really succeeding much their either. All the same, this "Discount Blake" has been quite supportive of his brother through his NBA career and will definitely continue to support him even though it appears Taylor's days are behind him.
2 Totally Different: Anthony Davis & Iesha Davis
When Anthony Davis is healthy, he can be in the discussion for best player in the world. During his career, he has been a 3x blocks leader, 2x All-NBA, 5x All-Star and he won the All-Star game MVP. From being the first pick in the draft to one of the best players on the floor on both ends. He did a career first this year by winning his first playoff series before being beaten in 5 games by Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors. He has the ability to make the Pelicans a force to be reckoned with if the management could find him some consistent help.
His sister Iesha played college basketball. She was a forward for Richard J. Daley College in Chicago. She was drafted to the Harlem Globetrotters but decided to go into reporting instead. She was known to compare their relationship to the siblings of Cheryl Miller and Reggie Miller because she was such a large influence in Anthony's basketball development. She put her reporting skills up to the challenge when she interviewed her brother for Redbull on national siblings day. They have always supported each other and they will continue to as their career's take on different paths.
1 Exactly The Same: LeBron James & Aaron Gamble
LeBron James should be considered one of the top players of all time. With that being said, it should be without surprise he has amassed quite the accolades. Outside of the normal basketball awards, he has also won the USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year in 2012, 2x AP Player of the Year in 2013 and 2016, and also the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award in 2017. He has also won the scoring championship, Rookie of the Year, 6x All-Defensive selection, 14x All-NBA, 14x All-Star, 4x MVP, 3x Champ, and 3x Finals MVP. He is without a doubt a great player who has quite the resume.
Aaron Gamble is his half-brother, as they have different moms but the same father.
The only issue is LeBron wants nothing to do with his father who left his mother penny-less to raise him. With that, he does not want anything to do with Aaron either. Aaron tried to reach out when his mother died to invite him to the funeral. LeBron did not respond and would not go to his step-mother's funeral. I do not know if LeBron and Aaron will ever see eye-to-eye, but you sure hope that they can communicate one day.