10 current sibling tandems in professional sport
There is a lot of brotherly love when it comes to professional sport.
Throughout the professional leagues and NASCAR, their respective histories are filled with brothers who not only reached the highest league in their sport, but also made an impact.
But who are these brothers still in the game?
Here are 10 remarkable brothers playing together in the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and NASCAR.
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Most know Giannis, the Milwaukee Bucks franchise player who is one of the best all-around athletes in the NBA. But he also has two brothers in the NBA, albeit in more limited roles. Thanasis is also a member of the Bucks, while Kostas is on the Los Angeles Lakers roster.
Two of three Ball brothers who had NBA aspirations (LiAngelo Ball is not on an NBA list), LaMelo and Lonzo are on the rise. LaMelo has just completed his rookie season, in which he averaged 15.7 points, 5.9 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game for the Charlotte Hornets. Lonzo Ball averaged 14.6 points, 5.7 assists and 4.8 rebounds for the New Orleans Pelicans.
Their family must be very proud, considering what each brother has accomplished. The older brother, Kurt Busch, 42, has had a distinguished career, highlighted by his wins in the 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series and the 2017 Daytona 500.
Kyle, 36, won the NASCAR Cup Series championship in 2015 and 2019, and holds the record for the most wins of all time in all three of NASCAR’s National Touring Series.
Of course, many casual fans know Stephen, one of the greatest shooters in NBA history who is a sure-fire future Hall of Famer. But the 33-year-old has a younger brother to Seth, a 30-year-old who plays for the Philadelphia 76ers.
In 2019, Seth played for the Portland Trail Blazers, who met Steph’s Golden State Warriors in an NBA playoff series. This caused the boys ‘parents, Dell and Sonya, to alternate their sons’ swimsuits that they would wear for games.
The two were teammates with the Seattle Seahawks, until cornerback Shaquill cashed in as a free agent in March by signing a three-year, $ 45 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Shaquem, a linebacker, reached the NFL despite having his left hand amputated at the age of 4. He is still a free agent. The two are twins who both played college ball in central Florida.
Travis is obviously the most famous of this pair of siblings as he is the linchpin of the Kansas City Chiefs and the most productive tight end in the league. But Jason has had a great career for himself as a center since his draft in 2011. He currently plays for the Philadelphia Eagles.
The twins were not only members of the New England Patriots last year, but were also team captains. Devin is free security, while Jason is a cornerback. However, they will be on different teams this year after Jason signed a free agent contract with the Miami Dolphins in March.
Currently a member of the Seattle Mariners, Kyle Seager is 33 and in 2014 he was named All-Star and won a Gold Glove Award at third base. Corey is a 27-year-old shortstop who is a key player for defending World Series champions Los Angeles Dodgers. Corey was named MVP of the National League Championship Series and the World Series last year.
These two brothers are the sons of former NHL great player Keith Tkachuk, a regular on US Olympic teams in the 1990s and early 2000s. Brady is a 21-year-old left winger with the Ottawa Senators who ranked 4th in the 2018 NHL Draft. Matthew is also a winger who was a high draft pick, taken 6th overall by the Calgary Flames in the 2016 NHL Draft.
Forget about two brothers coming to the NFL. This family saw three brothers reach the top league of professional football. One of the NFL’s most dominant passing throwers over the past decade, JJ, 32, has been named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year three times. The longtime Houston Texans member signed a free agent contract with the Arizona Cardinals during the offseason.
TJ Watt is a flourishing star for the Pittsburgh Steelers as a defensive end. He was a finalist for NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2019 and 2020, and he’s racked up 49 1/2 career sacks in four seasons. Three brothers midfielder Derek is a 28-year-old full-back for the Steelers.