NBA: Better Baller Brothers

The Los Angeles Lakers are never without drama – especially now that LaVar Ball is in town.

Well, he’s really in Lithuania overseeing the professional basketball careers his younger sons, LiAngelo and LaMelo. But he can stir the pot in Downtown LA even when he’s that far away as he cannot stop talking to anyone who cared to listen.

The patriarch Ball threatened the Purple and Gold that Lonzo Ball, his eldest son and current Lakers player, will not re-sign with them if they would not sign LiAngelo. Lonzo remains silent about the issue, as he has been with the things his father says, and seems to support his father’s big baller plan.

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With that in mind, we take a look at NBA brothers who are successful in the Association. Who knows, maybe the Ball brothers will join the list, a decade from now.

1.) Gasol
Pau: 17.5ppg, 9.4rpg, 3.2 apg
Marc: 15.1ppg, 7.7rpg, 3.3apg

The Gasols are probably the best brothers that have played in the National Basketball Association. Even with nine All-Star selections between them, they have continued to evolve their game – adding three pointers to their arsenal (2018 3FG%: Pau: 40%, Marc: 33%). They are also the foundation of the successful Spanish National Basketball team. And oh, they were virtually traded for each other back in 2008.

2.) Curry
Steph: 23.1ppg, 4.4rpg, 6.8apg
Seth: 10.2ppg, 2.1 rpg, 2.2 apg

Seth has to thank his older brother Steph for carrying this brotherhood to the NBA. The hot shooting Warrior guard has been on a tear the past six seasons – winning two MVPS and two championships in the process. The younger Curry might be out for the season due to a leg injury, but he has been a serviceable guard in his stints in Sacramento and in his first year with the Mavericks. For now, they can share the spoils of Steph’s hardwork.

3.) Morris
Marcus: 10.9ppg, 4.3apg, 1.5apg
Markieff: 11.8 ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.7apg

The Morris twins were the second pair of twins that played for the same NBA team.They together played for Phoenix for three seasons before Marcus was shipped to Detroit in 2015. Markieff was flipped to Washington in the 2016 trade deadline. This season it is possible for them to play against one another in the playoffs. And yes, they have the same set of tattoos.

4.) Lopez
Brook: 18.1ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.5apg
Robin: 9.0ppg, 5.5rpg, 0.8apg

If the Lopez twins were combined into a single person, that person would be a top 10 big man. Imagine the offensive prowess of Brook down low and the hustle of Robin in rebounding and defending – automatic max contract. Brook was the face of the Brooklyn Nets’ before being traded to the Lakers wherein he sees shorter playing time. Robin, meanwhile, is enjoying his best offensive season with the tanking Chicago Bulls right now. We can only hope that the brothers find a spot in the WWE roster after their NBA careers.

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