Dell and Steph Curry and the greatest father-son combos in sports history

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With Steph Curry leading the Golden State Warriors to their third NBA championship in four years, he helped cement his father Dell’s and his status as the best father-son duo in basketball history.

Dell and Steph Curry are basketball's greatest father-son combo

In celebration of Father’s Day, we present here our picks for the greatest father-son combos in each of the major sports.

BASKETBALL: DELL & STEPH CURRY

Dell Curry spent 16 years in the NBA, shooting nearly 46 percent from the floor and better than 40 percent from 3-point range. He was named the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year in 1994, and still ranks as that Charlotte Hornets’ all-time leading scorer with 9839 points. Son Steph has won two NBA MVP awards over the course of his first nine years in the league, and is already recognized as the greatest shooter the game has ever seen.

Honorable Mention: 🏀 Rick and Brent Barry, 🏀 Calvin and Grant Hill, 🏀 Joe and Kobe Bryant, 🏀 Bill and Luke Walton

FOOTBALL: ARCHIE & PEYTON MANNING

Quarterback Archie Manning was named to the College Football Hall of Fame on the strength of his heroics at Ole Miss, and was a two Pro Bowler with the New Orleans Saints in the NFL. Peyton Manning surpassed his father’s gridiron exploits with 14 Pro Bowls, four MVPs, and a Super Bowl win in his final season.

Honorable Mention: 🏈 Clay Matthews Senior and Junior, 🏈 Howie and Chris Long, 🏈 Bob and Brian Griese, 🏈 Terry and Eric Metcalf, 🏈 Kellen Winslow Senior and Junior

BASEBALL: BOBBY & BARRY BONDS

Baseball cards of SF Giants stars Bobby Bonds and son Barry Bonds

Bobby Bonds was a 3-time Gold Glove Award winner and 3-time All-Star over the course of his MLB career, but son Barry easily surpassed his achievements. Barryholds the MLB career records for MVP awards, home runs and walks. Bobby and Barry hold the father-son combo record from home runs, stolen bases and RBI.

Honorable Mention: ⚾️ Ken Griffey Senior and Junior, ⚾️ Sandy and Roberto Alomar, ⚾️ Cecil and Prince Fielder, ⚾️ Felipe and Moises Alou

HOCKEY: BOBBY & BRETT HULL

The Hulls are the only father-son combo on our list that have both been named to their sport’s Hall of Fame. Bobby won two Hart trophies and three Art Ross trophies, while Brett claimed a single Hart trophy and is fourth all-time in career goals with 741.

Honorable Mention: 🏒 Gordie and Mark Howe

SOCCER: CESARE & PAOLO MALDINI

Like father, like son. Cesare and Paolo Maldini won an impressive 11 Serie A titles between them for AC Milan.

Honorable Mention: ⚽️ Peter and Kasper Schmeichel, ⚽️ John and Jordi Cruyff, ⚽️ Pablo and Diego Forlan, ⚽️ Paul and Tom Ince

BOXING: FLOYD AND FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR

Floyd Mayweather Sr. compiled a respectable 28-6-1 boxing record with 17 KOs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. is widely regarded as the best defensive boxer to ever step foot in the ring and owns an unblemished 49-0 record.

Honorable Mention: 🥊 Muhammad and Laila Ali are inarguably the best father-daughter combo in boxing history

SKATEBOARDING: TONY AND RILEY HAWK

Tony Hawk is far and away the most famous vert skater in skateboarding history, while his son Riley is an accomplished street skater. Betwixt the two you have the most potent generational duo to ever hop atop a board.

GOLF: CRAIG & KEVIN STADLER

While the Stadler’s have had a somewhat contentious relationship over the years, there is almost no contention that they represent the best father-son pair in golf history.

Kevin won the Junior World at Torrey Pines 27 years after his father did, then followed in his dad’s footsteps to become an All-American at USC. On the day Kevin claimed his first Web.com Tour event, Craig won on the Champions Tour. To top things off, in 2014, the pair became the first father-son duo to compete in The Masters in the same year.

2018-06-17T07:20:08+00:00 June 17th, 2018|

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