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Top 10 Siblings In The NBA

By / 28 February 2023 02:36 AM

Steph and Seth Curry going against each other
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The top basketball siblings in the NBA include Stephen and Seth Curry, LaMelo and Lonzo Ball, Pau and Marc Gasol, Brook and Robin Lopez, and many more. 

NBA has always been blessed with families that produce more than one exceptional basketball player. There have been a lot of siblings who ruled the league in the past and they don't seem to be decreasing now. 

Trends have shown that the sport mostly runs in the family. If a member of the family is a basketball player, it is more likely that the other younger members will try to follow in his footsteps. 

However, not everyone possesses the talent and determination to get into the biggest basketballing stage in the world. It takes a lot of hard work to play in the NBA but there are a few families that have not one, not two, but several members playing in the league at the same time. 

Over the decades, many basketball siblings came and conquered the game at the same time. But let's talk about them some other time because today, we are going to talk about the top 10 basketball siblings who are currently in the NBA. 

The list may include siblings whose counterpart has retired in recent years. So, here are our top 10 basketball siblings in the NBA.  

10. The Hernagomez Brothers

Juanche and Willy Hernagomez compliment each other both on and off the court
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Juancho and Willy Hernagomez are Spanish basketball players who both play in the NBA. They are one of two siblings from Spain who are in our list as the top 10 basketball players in the NBA. 

Willy Hernagomez

The older one was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers as the 35th overall pick in 2015. The Phila traded him to the Knicks in the draft night trade. He is currently in his eighth NBA season and currently plays for the New Orleans Pelicans. 

The 28-year-old was selected to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2017. He has been an influential player since he joined the Pelicans in 2020. He scored his career-high 9.1 points per game with the Pelicans last season. 

A representative of the Spanish National side, the NBA Center won a bronze in the 2016 Olympic games in Rio De Janeiro. 

Juancho Hernagomez

Similarly, the younger brother, Juancho Hernagomez is a product of Real Madrid. He followed in his brother's footsteps and entered the draft in 2016. The Denver Nuggets selected him as the 15th overall pick in the first round. 

Despite the early expectations, Juancho's rookie season wasn't up to the mark. He spent four average seasons with the Nuggets and joined the Minnesota Vikings in 2020 mid-season. The power forward started all 14 games with the Vikings that season recording his career-high 12.9 points per game. 

Moreover, the 27-year-old currently plays for the Toronto Raptors and his contract expires after the 2022/23 season. 

Just like the brothers, their sister Andrea Hernagomez is also a college basketball player who plays for Fairfield. She is one of the best basketballing prospects and will likely enter the draft next season. 

9. The McDaniels Brothers

Jalen and Jaden McDaniels entered the draft together in 2020
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Jalen and Jaden McDaniels are another pair of brothers who currently play in the NBA. They both play as small forward. 

Jalen McDaniels

Jalen, who is around two and a half years older, plays for the Philadelphia 76ers. He was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets in the second round of the 2019 draft. 

The 25-year-old was having a great season with the Hornets before he was traded to the 76ers mid-season. He made his debut for the new franchise on February 11 against the Nets. 

Jaden McDaniels

His brother, however, plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He joined the league in 2020 as he was selected as the 28th overall pick by the Lakers. 

Considered a better prospect than his elder brother, Jaden has appeared in almost all games over the last two seasons averaging 8.1 points per game. He was a McDonald's All-American as a high school basketball player. 

Still very young, the McDaniels brothers are yet to develop their game and evolve as a top brother duo in the league. Both of them are certainly on the right track and the upcoming few seasons. 

8. The Martin Brothers

Both Cody and Caleb Martin used to play for the Hornets
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Cody and Caleb Martin not only play in the same league but also played for the same team once. The twins were teammates for the Charlotte Hornets before Caleb went to Miami in 2021. 

Currently, in the third season of their NBA career, the Martin brothers have struggled to find game time under their belt. However, their recent form is better as they try to stamp their influence in the NBA. 

Cody Martin

The second-round pick has been coming off the bench for the Hornets for the last two seasons. He has averaged 5.8 points per game but the numbers have increased in the ongoing season. 

He is averaging 5.0 points and 3.4 rebounds this season for the Hornets. 

Both brothers played collegiate basketball for Nevada and entered the draft in 2019. Cody was drafted in the second round while Caleb signed as an undrafted free agent for the Hornets. 

Caleb Martin

His brother, however, didn't find his form during his rookie season. He started just a single game in his debut season and three games in the season after that. But after his transfer to the Heat in 2021, his form has been rejuvenated. 

The power forward made 60 appearances with the Heat last season, starting 12 of them. He averaged his career-high 9.2 points per game last season and has been averaging over 10 points this season. 

7. The Lopez Brothers

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Former NBA champion, Brook Lopez has a brother who plays in the NBA. His name is Robin Lopez and he plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

The twins were two of the best basketballing prospects out of Stanford. They decided to forgo two years of college to enter the draft in 2008, and both were drafted in the first round. 

Brook Lopez

The seven-foot-one Center was the 10th overall pick in the 2008 draft. He was selected by the New Jersey Nets where he played for 10 successful seasons before making his way to the Lakers in 2017. 

Brook was named to the NBA All-Rookie First team in 2009 and the NBA All-Star team in 2013. He joined the Bucks after a season with the Lakers and won the NBA Championship in 2021. 

One of the most efficient three-point shooters in the league, Brook averages 16.4 points per game in regular season games and 14.1 points in the playoffs. He is a minute older than his twin brother. 

Robin Lopez

Even though he hasn't won the championship, Robin Lopez has also been a consistent contender in the NBA since 2008. 

Selected as 15th overall by the Suns, the NBA Center spent four seasons with the franchise. He is currently in the 15th season in the NBA, representing nine different teams throughout the years. 

An asset off the bench on most occasions, Lopez averages 8.6 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. 

6. The Holiday Brothers

All three Holiday brothers played in the Lakers-Pelicans game in December 2019
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The Holiday trio shares two championships with each other. Aaron, Jrue, and Justin Holiday. Not two but three brothers in the same league, they are often talked about as siblings in the NBA. 

Justin Holiday

The eldest among the Holiday brothers, Justin joined the league in 2011 as an undrafted free agent but didn't play in the NBA until 2013. 

In the 2014/15 season, the 33-year-old joined the Golden State Warriors and won the NBA championships that season, He averaged 4.3 points and 1.5 rebounds per game for the Warriors before the Hawks acquired him in 2016. 

After stints with several franchises, Justin returned to Atlanta in 2022. He was recently traded to the Dallas Mavericks. 

Jrue Holiday 

The middle sibling in the family, Jrue was the first of the Holiday siblings to join the NBA. The 76ers acquired him in the first round of the 2009 NBA draft. 

The Milwaukee Bucks star emerged as one of the greatest collegiate basketball prospects of the time. He has been elected to the NBA All-Defensive First Team twice in his career. 

The two-time NBA All-star is also an NBA champion with the Bucks when they defeated the Suns in 2021. He recorded 12 points, 9 rebounds, and 11 assists in game 6 of the finals which won them the championship. 

Jrue's other accolades include two-time Teammate of the year and the NBA Sportsmanship Award in 2021. It goes without saying that Jrue is the most successful basketball player in his family. 

Aaron Holiday

The youngest one has been making his way up in the league. He was the Indiana Pacers' first round pick in 2018. 

In 2021, Aaron joined the Atlanta Hawks and reunited with his brother, Justin until the latter recently left the Hawks for the Mavericks. The point guard averages 7.3 points and 1.8 reounds per game but he hasn't been getting much playing time. 

However, the 26-year-old has a lot of playing years under his belt. 

5. The Morris Brothers

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Marcus and Markieff Morris are also two excellent power forwards in the NBA. Out of the Kansas Jayhawks, the twins have been in the league since 2011. 

Marcus Morris Sr.

The six-foot-eight power forward was the 14th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft. He joined the Houston Rockets where he played for two seasons. 

A bright prospect out of Kansas, his number 22 jersey is retired by the Jayhawks. He was the Big 12 Player of the Year during his senior year at college. 

Following his introduction to the NBA, one must say Morriss didn't live up to his full potential. His first few seasons were hard but the 33-year-old has gotten back into the groove recently. 

After joining the Clippers in 2020, he has averaged over 13 points per game. He averages 4.6 rebounds per game in his career. 

Markieff Morris

The former NBA champion was the 13th overall pick by the Suns in 2011. He was picked right before his brother. 

Moreover, the power forward is also known for his rebound skills averaging 5.1 rebounds per game throughout his career. He was also a member of the championship-winning team of the Los Angeles Lakers who defeated the Heat in the finals. 

After spending the first half of the season with the Nets, he was recently traded to the Dallas Mavericks along with Kyrie Irving. 

4. The Curry Brothers

Steph and Seth Curry played against each other in April 2021
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The Curry family has been in the NBA for a long time and they have been better than most. And Stephen and Seth Curry have expanded the Curry legacy in the NBA. 

Both brothers are two of the best shooters in the league. Steph is considered, by many, the greatest shooter in the history of the game and Seth has one of the highest 3-point field goal percentages in the league. 

Stephen Curry

The 34-year-old point guard needs no introduction as his trophy cabinet speaks for him. 

One of the greatest to play the game, Curry is a four-time NBA champion, two-time regular season MVP, one-time NBA Finals MVP, and nine-time NBA All-Star. 

The future Hall of Famer stands out in shooting as he has the highest field goal percentage in the history of the game with a .908 percentage. He has also scored the most three-pointers in the NBA. The list goes on. 

Seth Curry

But not everyone knows Steph has a brother who plays in the NBA and is a great shooter. 

Seth Curry joined the NBA in 2013 as an undrafted free agent He played most of the games in the NBA D League until Sacramento acquired him in the 2015 season when he played 44 games in the league. 

The point guard joined the Brooklyn Nets in 2021, starting every game for the franchise. He averages 11.3 points per game throughout his NBA regular season. 

A great shooter by genes, Seth is currently ranked third in the 3-point field goal percentage in the league behind Steve Kerr and Hubert Davis His brother, Steph ranks 13th on the list. 

Honorable Mentions


While we are only mentioning the current players in the league, there have been many siblings who lit up the league in the past. Here are some honorable mentions of brothers who took the NBA to a different level.

  • Caldwell, Charles, Major, and Wil Jones
  • Bernard and Albert King
  • Al and Dick McGuire
  • Dominique and Gerald Wilkins
  • Tom and Dick Van Arsdale

3. The Ball Brothers

LaMelo, Lonzo, and LiAngelo Ball on one frame
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The Ball brothers have a habit of becoming breakout stars on their debut NBA season. Lonzo and LaMelo Ball are in the NBA while LiAngelo is currently playing in the G league. 

Lonzo Ball

Drafted as the second overall in 2017, the point guard played two seasons for the Lakers. In his debut season, he started 50 out of 52 games and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. 

Moreover, Ball also won the two Rising Star challenges in 2018 and 2019 before joining the Pelicans in 2019. As of now, he plays for the Chicago Bulls. 

Lonzo has had a decent career since he joined the NBA in 2017. However, he hasn't made a single playoff appearance until now. He left the Lakers a season before they won the championships and was injured during playoff games. 

Nonetheless, the point guard has 11.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 6.2 assists per game throughout his NBA career. The 25-year-old has a long way to go too. 

LaMelo Ball

Lonzo's little brother took the league by storm when he joined the NBA in 2020. 

The third overall pick by the Hornets, Ball started 31 out of 51 games he played in his rookie season. His average of 15.7 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 6.1 assists won him the Rookie of the Year award in 2021. 

In the next season, the point guard averaged over 20 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 7.6 assists. The 2023 NBA All-Star is having a dreamy 2022/23 season. He is averaging over 23 points this season. 

Still 21, LaMelo is set to become one of the most decorated players in the NBA if he continues his form. 

LiAngleo Ball

Not yet in the NBA, LiAngelo is a shooting guard for the NBA G League side, Greensboro Swarm, an affiliate of the Hornets. 

The 24-year-old is a potential future NBA star as the Hornets can always offer him a contract if his stats get lucrative. 

2. The Antetokounmpo Brothers

Alex, Giannis, Kostas, Thanasis Antetokounmpo posing together for National Siblings Day
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Giannis Antetokounmpo's brothers are all professional basketball players but not all of them are playing in the NBA. Basketball runs in the Antetokounmpo family who of Greek-Nigerian descent. 

The Bucks star has four brothers, Thanasis, Kostas, Alex, and Francis, and barring the latter, all are professional basketball players. 

Giannis Antetokounmpo

One of the greatest power forwards of all time, Giannis has been with the Bucks since 2013. 

The seven-foot powerful forward led the Bucks to the NBA championship in 2021, winning the NBA Finals MVP during the process. Moreover, he has also been the two-time NBA Regular season MVP. 

One of the front-runners for this year's MVP as well, Giannis is competing with other sensations like Nikola Jokic and Jayson Tatum to secure his third MVP award. But recent injuries are of concern for the power forward. 

Moreover, Giannis is averaging a mammoth 31.2 points and 12.0 rebounds this season. This would be another normal season in his career that has highlights written all over them. 

Thanasis Antetokounmpo

The older brother, Thanasis also plays for the Bucks. However, he mostly comes off the bench, averaging 9.1 minutes per game. 

Moreover, Thanasis joined the Bucks in 2019 and was a member of the 2021 NBA winning team. The two brothers lifted the championship playing for the same team. 

A Greek Nigerian, he represents the Greek National Basketball Team at the international level. 

Kostas Antetokounmpo

Another Antetokounpo played in the NBA for three seasons and couldn't replicate the success of his elder brother. 

He played 22 career games with the Dallas and the Lakers before moving to the Turkish league in 2019. 

Alex Antetokounmpo

Alex plays for the Wisconsin Herd of the NBA G League. 

1. The Gasol Brothers

Pau and Marc Gasol were swapped for each other in 2008
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Best known as the brothers traded for each other, Pau and Marc Gasol have altogether 32 NBA seasons under their belt. 

The Spanish brothers gained widespread fame when they were involved in a trade between the Lakers and the Grizzlies. The NBA franchises swapped two brothers for the first time then. 

Pau Gasol

The elder Gasol won it all in the NBA. 

A third overall pick in 2001, he won the Rookie of the Year award after averaging 17.6 points and 8.9 rebounds in his debut season. The Spanish power forward played in the NBA for 18 seasons before moving to FC Barcelona in 2021. 

A two-time NBA champion with the Lakers, the 42-year-old also has six NBA All-Star accolades. The future Hall of Famer was the first player outside of the United States to win the Rookie of the Year award. 

Known for his exceptional scoring and rebounding ability, Pau is considered to be one of the greatest power forwards of all time. He finished his NBA career with 20,894 points, 11,305 rebounds, and 3,925 assists. 

Marc Gasol

The fact that both the Gasol brothers have won the championship as important players of their respective teams makes them top the list. 

Marc won the 2019 NBA finals with the Raptors, defeating the Golden State Warriors across six games. He scored 20 points and grabbed rebounds in the first game of the finals. Marc and Pau are the first NBA brothers to win the championship. 

The Spanish International has made three NBA All-Star Team appearances while winning the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2013. He is also known for holding Joel Emblid scoreless for the first time in his career. 

By far, the Gasol brothers are considered the best sibling duo in NBA history. Even though they are not in the league anymore, one of them is yet to retire.