Several years ago Michael Jordan’s sons, Marcus and Jeffrey Jordan, tore up the high school basketball circuits in Chicago. Older brother Jeffrey rejected scholarship offers from the likes of Valparaiso and Loyola, heading to the University of Illinois as a preferred walk-on. Marcus, for his part, won a state title for Whitney Young, after dropping in a game-high 19 points in the championship game. Both brothers ultimately landed at the University of Central Florida before quitting the team and quickly flaming out of basketball altogether.
Now, Stephen Curry is taking the league by storm and already has two MVP awards and one championship to his credit. Meanwhile, Seth Curry is carving out a niche in his own right as a solid backup combo guard in Dallas. Several years ago, the Curry brothers took the Coliseum floor to get their shots in as little boys, while Dell warmed up in Charlotte.
It goes without saying that plotting the exact trajectory for the career prospects of a young kid is all but impossible. Still, we can’t help ourselves, especially when it comes to the sons of NBA legends who will clearly benefit from both genetics and the environment. One day, these prospects will make the NBA — and make their dads proud.