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For some athletes, sports activities runs within the household

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It’s Thanksgiving, a day when many households collect to share an enormous meal and good occasions. In order that has me considering of sports activities households.

What’s a sports activities household? The Kordas for instance. Petr Korda was a high tennis skilled again within the Nineteen Eighties and ’90s. He married one other tennis professional (Regina Rajchrtová), and so they have three kids.

Nelly Korda is the top-ranked ladies’s skilled golfer on the earth. Her sister, Jessica, is ranked Quantity 18. Their brother, Sebastian, selected to play tennis. He’s ranked thirty fourth on the earth. That’s quite a lot of athletic expertise sitting across the desk every time the Kordas get collectively.

In fact, if sisters Serena and Venus Williams meet up over the vacations that’s 30 main tennis titles in the home. Serena received 23, and Venus received seven.

The Mannings are a well-known soccer household of quarterbacks. Most soccer followers know that earlier than they appeared in TV adverts brothers Peyton and Eli every received two Tremendous Bowl rings throughout their Nationwide Soccer League (NFL) careers.

Much less well-known is that their father, Archie Manning, was an all-American quarterback on the College of Mississippi who went on to a 13-year profession within the NFL. Collectively the Mannings threw for greater than 150,000 yards within the NFL.

Christian Pulisic is a star on the U.S. Males’s Nationwide Soccer Crew. His father and mom performed faculty soccer at George Mason College in Fairfax, Virginia. However the Pulisics might not sit down for Thanksgiving dinner this 12 months. Christian is busy enjoying within the World Cup.

Basketball households? Stephen Curry and his brother Seth are sharpshooting guards within the Nationwide Basketball Affiliation (NBA). The truth is, Stephen will be the best shooter ever.

The Curry brothers in all probability inherited their taking pictures abilities from their dad. Dell Curry performed 16 seasons within the NBA, from 1997 t0 2002, after starring at Virginia Tech.

However for hoops it’s exhausting to beat the Barrys. Rick Barry was a Corridor of Fame participant from 1965 to 1980 who had three sons — Brent, Jon and Drew — who performed within the NBA. Brent and Jon every performed for 14 seasons.

There could also be one other basketball household on the way in which. LeBron James has mentioned he needs to play lengthy sufficient to play within the NBA together with his son Bronny. The youthful James is 17 and a high highschool prospect.

Nearly all households have some sort of sports activities historical past. Possibly your dad performed youth baseball or your mother has run a marathon. Or somebody within the household can inform of the frustration of being minimize from highschool basketball and baseball groups. (That’s a part of my story.)

Ask your loved ones about their sports activities tales this Thanksgiving. And if you happen to get exterior for contact soccer or a sport referred to as H-O-R-S-E at basketball hoop, possibly you may make new household sports activities tales.

Fred Bowen writes the sports activities opinion column for KidsPost. He’s the writer of 27 sports activities books for teenagers. His newest e book is “Hardcourt: Tales From 75 Years of the Nationwide Basketball Affiliation.”

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