Top 15 Worst Second Generation NBAers

Just about every professional sports league out there has been a home of successful and truly great second-generation athletes. Peyton Manning is, at absolute worst, the greatest regular season quarterback in the history of the National Football League. His brother Eli should one day join him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Ken Griffey Jr. is, of course, the son of Ken Griffey Sr. Junior Griffey, as he was affectionately called at different times of his career, was one of the most-entertaining players in the history of Major League Baseball, a man who was as dynamic in the field as he was at the plate.

The National Basketball Association has also had its fair share of second-generation stars. Those of us who follow the league in 2016 are fortunate enough to watch one such star while he is in his physical prime. Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is routinely producing downright silly numbers during the current NBA season, and he seems to be well on his way to repeating as the league's Most Valuable Player. Curry is also a joy to watch on the offensive side of the ball, even if he does “freelance” and appear to take some time off when on the defensive side of the ball.

Not all second-generation NBAers can be stars who earn trips to All-Star Games and who make history. The first name who may come to mind, considering the state of the NBA and also the previous paragraph in this piece, could be yet another member of the Curry family. That individual is still, to his credit, a young player in the league, and there exists the possibility that he could blossom as has his brother. One would have been laughed at three years ago had he suggested that Steph Curry would one day be viewed as a better offensive player than LeBron James. There could still be hope for Seth.

15 Ronnie Brewer 

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14 Cory Higgins 


13 Luke Walton 


12 David Stockton 

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11 Andy Rautins 


10 LeRon Ellis 


9 Larry Drew II 

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8 Glen Rice Jr. 

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7 John Lucas III 

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6 Coby Karl 


5 Glenn Robinson III 

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4 Mychel Thompson 


3 Drew Barry 


2 Patrick Ewing Jr. 


1 Seth Curry 

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It is hard enough being a second-generation athlete who has to try to be the second act of a family legacy. Along with being the son of Dell Curry, Seth Curry is also the younger brother of Stephen Curry. While Steph has become an international superstar and the new face of the NBA, Seth has more so been a star of the NBA Developmental League than somebody who has made significant impacts for the top teams in North America. Curry is just 25-years-old as of the posting of this piece, and he is receiving another chance in the NBA thanks to the Sacramento Kings. Maybe Curry will eventually play himself off of such lists.

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