Saturday , Aug , 30 , 2008 Oly Sandor

Joe Bryant’s dunk on Kareem or Kobe Bryant’s facial on Dwight Howard?

Some of these fathers were NBA players, who poster-jobbed defenders. Their sons then grew into NBA players, who also poster-jobbed defenders. Case in point: The Bryant clan. To kick off our new Like Father Like Son feature, HoopsVibe the Blog decided to showcase two generations of the Bryant family packing heat on world-class centres …

Joe Bryant's dunk on Kareem or Kobe Bryant's facial on Dwight Howard?Every few days in September, HoopsVibe The Blog will look at father-son combos who made the NBA. We call this feature Like Father Like Son …

In some cultures, children inherit their parents’ professions. For example, if the father or mother worked as a doctor, then the son or daughter also becomes a doctor.

In these societies, the children must follow their parents’ footsteps to maintain their class. In basketball-loving families, sons inherit the ‘job’ of dunking on defenders from their fathers. Through countless battles in the driveway ‘The Facial’ is passed from generation-to-generation. 

Some of these fathers were NBA players, who poster-jobbed defenders. Their sons then grew into NBA players, who also poster-jobbed defenders. Case in point: The Bryant clan.  

To kick off our new Like Father Like Son feature, HoopsVibe the Blog decided to showcase two eras of the Bryant family packing heat on world-class posts.  

Watch both clips and get at us with thoughts on Jellybean and Mamba’s facials in the comment box below.

Clip 1: Joe ‘Jellybean’ Bryant on ‘Mr. Skyhook’.

 

Clip 2: Kobe ‘Black Mamba’ Bryant makes Dwight ‘Superman’ Howard look like ‘Clark Kent’.

Which Bryant  had the better dunk? Joe or Kobe? Let us know in the comment box below and return to HoopsVibe The  Blog for more Like Father Like Son features and NBA tidbits. Photo courtesy of Hanshin3k.