Each year on Father’s Day kids all over the world reflect on their relationship with their dads, trying to figure out if they managed to live up to his expectations, if they need to apologize for their wrongdoings, and so on. But what happens when your father is a world-famous athlete everybody recognizes on the street? And, even more, what happens if you decide to step into his shoes and chose the same career path in sports? Naturally, people are going to start comparing your own talent with that of your father’s, and, if you are lucky, you real be able to prove some real promise. Here are some examples of famous father-child athlete couples and the things that make them special.
Ken Norton Sr. And Ken Norton Jr.
You might know Ken Norton Sr. thanks to the exceptional fights he has fought over the years – some claiming they might be some of the best all time fights. His boxing career began while he was in the Marine Corps and he turned professional in 1967. Six years later, he broke Muhammad Ali’s jaw during an official game and he was called the winner on a split-decision). Ken Norton Jr. grew up to be an amazing All-American linebacker at UCLA and he became the first player who won three consecutive Super Bowls. His father ran track in high school, winning 8 such events, and the state of Illinois s now using the “Ken Norton Rule” which only allows track athletes to compete in 3 events. Ken Norton Jr. is currently the linebackers’ coach for USC. If you are interested in boxing and football, soccer, basketball, or any other sort on the face of the earth, you can take a look at the I Stream Sport website. The platform is an amazing free source of live sport video streams as well as live scores for your favorite sports and leagues on the planet. The English Premier League, NHL, and NBA or UEFA Champions League are just a few of the major events you can watch here in HD video quality, free of charge.
Rick And Brent Barry – NBA Champions
Rick Barry is second to Mark Price when it comes to NBA throw percentage. He is the winner of the Rookie of the Year award in 1966 when he managed to average 25.7 points, plus 10.6 rebounds in the account of the San Francisco Warriors. He later led the NBA, managing to score 35.6 points per game, and during the 1967 Finals he scored a breathtaking average of 40.8 points per game! In ’75 he won the NBA Championship and he was named the MVP of the Finals. His son also managed to win two NBA Championships with the Spurs, and also the Slam Dunk competition. They are the second father/son duo who won the NBA.