All-Time All-Brothers Team


No, that’s not a slangy title from my 1 year of life in the ’70s.  I’m talking about players who share the same parent(s) on an All-Time Team.  Yes, there are enough of them, and it’s actually a pretty good team.

PG: Gus Williams / Ray Williams (updated thanks to High Above)

SG: Dick Van Arsdale / Tom Van Arsdale  (updated thanks to High Above)

SF: Dominique Wilkins / Gerald Wilkins

PF: Horace Grant / Harvey Grant

C: Pau Gasol / Marc Gasol

Honorable mention (now) goes to Jim and John Paxson, Brent and Jon Barry, and (still) the Collins twins, Jason and Jarron, two tough defenders who were never told that the object of the game is putting the ball through the hoop.

Frankly I was surprised I couldn’t come up with more brother pairings.  Still, it’s really not a bad squad.  I’d like to have a true point guard, because the only decent ball-handler is Brent Barry, but I couldn’t think of anyone else.  They have good rebounders and a couple very nice scoring options, plenty of shooting and interior passing.  One elite defender.   Two slam dunk champions.  10 or 11 championship rings (John Pax, Bones, Ho, and Pau).


12 Responses to “All-Time All-Brothers Team”

  1. High Above Courtside Says:

    The greatest pair of brothers to ever lace them up in pro ball were the Van Arsdal twins, Tom and Dick. They both made the NBA All-Rookie team in ’66. They were both three time all stars, and they both played 12 years in the league. Tom actually holds the record for scoring the most points in the league, (over 14K) without ever making a playoff apprearance.

    They both had retired years before your 1 year of life in the ’70’s.

  2. High Above Courtside Says:

    Thanks—-now just double my salary

  3. High Above Courtside Says:

    No Raise—-the next thing you’ll tell me is that you’ll have to let me go. And I’ll say, but I don’t even really work here. Then Paul will say, “that’s what makes this so difficult.”

    Thanks Jerry Sienfeld

  4. High Above Courtside Says:

    As I drank a couple of PBR’s for lunch a couple other names came to me:

    Hey no list would be complete without Ray and Gus Williams, who tore up the courts around the league in the late 70’s and early 80’s. In their prime they’d kick the Paxton and Barry’s asses. Versus the Van Arsdales—we that would be a battle.

  5. High Above Courtside Says:

    I am and I continue to get—-High Above Courtside

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