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PostPosted: 08/01/11 2:47 pm    ::: Athlete father/WNBA player daughter combinations? Reply Reply with quote

From another WNBA board that I go to, someone wrote the following...

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Hakeem and Abi Olajuwon are, to my knowledge, one of only three father-daughter combinations to play in the NBA and WNBA. The other two are Harvey and Tamika Catchings and Karl Malone and Cheryl Ford.

In addition, Alan Wiggins, the father of Candace Wiggins, played in Major League Baseball (MLB) and Greg Phillips, the father of Erin Phillips, played in the Australian Football League.


That got me wondering about other fathers who played pro sports, but whose daughter played in the WNBA.

* Former Indiana Fever player Christina Wirth, whose father, Alan Wirth, was a pitcher for several MLB teams in the late-70's/early-80's.

* Jennifer Lacy is the daughter of former MLB outfielder Lee Lacy. Lee was an outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 70's and was on the Pittsburgh Pirates' World Series Championship team in 1979.

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PostPosted: 08/01/11 2:57 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

William "Bubba" Paris, father of Courtney and Ashley, is a former NFL player (Super Bowl winner on the 49ers)


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PostPosted: 08/01/11 3:01 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Kraay's Dad played in the NFL, albeit briefly I think.

Other's have famous relatives ...such as Sandora Irvin.


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PostPosted: 08/01/11 3:02 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Anete Jekabsone-Zogota's father Andris Jekabsons was a pro basketball player in Europe.


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PostPosted: 08/01/11 3:05 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Catherine Kraayveld's dad Dave played defensive line for the Seahawks.



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PostPosted: 08/01/11 3:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Johnny Perkins-NY Giants.....Jia Perkins-Silver Stars


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PostPosted: 08/01/11 3:14 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Erin Phillips' father, Greg, was a professional Australian Rules Football star.


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PostPosted: 08/01/11 3:26 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Natalie Williams' father Nate played eight seasons in the NBA....



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PostPosted: 08/01/11 3:31 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Kara Braxton's father, Quentin Braxton, was drafted by the TrailBlazers in 1975 but never made an NBA roster.



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PostPosted: 08/01/11 3:43 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Lauren Jackson's father, Gary Jackson, played for the Australian national team (basketball) in the 1970's.



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PostPosted: 08/01/11 3:52 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Camille Little's father, Robert Little, played for the Harlem Globetrotters.



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PostPosted: 08/01/11 4:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Can't believe no one mentioned Candice Wiggins, whose father Alan played MLB.


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PostPosted: 08/01/11 4:10 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Mario Taurasi, father of Diana Taurasi, was a professional soccer goalie.



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PostPosted: 08/01/11 4:13 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Kristi Toliver's father, George Toliver, was an NBA referee



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PostPosted: 08/01/11 4:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

dtsnms wrote:
Can't believe no one mentioned Candice Wiggins, whose father Alan played MLB.


She was mentioned in the original post.



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PostPosted: 08/01/11 5:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Adia Barnes' father, Pete, played in the NFL.


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PostPosted: 08/01/11 5:52 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Nevermind, a name I missed in the original post.


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PostPosted: 08/01/11 6:40 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Tajama Abraham's father, Ralpha Abraham, was a professional basketball player, albeit not in the US.

Ryneldi Becenti's father, Raymond Becenti, played in traveling basketball tournaments hosted by various Indian Reservations.

Andrea Congreaves' father, Oscar Congreaves, was a track & field official and disqualified her twice in one track meet.

Tamecka Dixon's father, Boo Bowers, played professional basketball in Europe.

Mikiko Hagiwara's father, Yoshihiro, played professional baseball in Japan.

Eva Nemcova's father, Zdenek Nemec, competed in the 1960 Olympics in the discus.

Raegan Scott's father, Ray Scott, coached in the WBL after playing professionally in Europe.

Teresa Weatherspoon's father, Charles Weatherspoon Sr, played minor league baseball in the Twins organization.



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PostPosted: 08/01/11 7:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Well, not her father but certainly worth a mention:

"Laurenís mother, who stands 6-2, played basketball for the Opals, Australiaís national womenís team, beginning in 1974. She starred for Louisiana State University from 1976 to 1978, returning Down Under each year to join the Opals. Maree was so dominant a center during the late 1970s and early 80s that she was called the female Wilt Chamberlain."


http://www.jockbio.com/Bios/Jackson/Jackson_bio.html


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PostPosted: 08/01/11 7:40 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I don't think any one got Duke alum Iciss Tillis. Her dad James Tillis was a heavy weight pro boxer.



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PostPosted: 08/01/11 7:56 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

SeattleStormFan wrote:
Well, not her father but certainly worth a mention:

"Laurenís mother, who stands 6-2, played basketball for the Opals, Australiaís national womenís team, beginning in 1974. She starred for Louisiana State University from 1976 to 1978, returning Down Under each year to join the Opals. Maree was so dominant a center during the late 1970s and early 80s that she was called the female Wilt Chamberlain."


http://www.jockbio.com/Bios/Jackson/Jackson_bio.html

I think mothers should count too. This popped into my head when I saw the post about LJ's father (scanning to make sure it was included). Her mother should count as well. Wink



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PostPosted: 08/01/11 8:10 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Mothers should count as fathers?


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PostPosted: 08/01/11 8:10 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Rehema Stpehens' father, Dan Stephens, played minor league baseball in the Pirates organization.



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PostPosted: 08/01/11 8:46 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Kara Wolters' father, William, played professional basketball in Europe.



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PostPosted: 08/01/11 9:09 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Misty Bass father was Chubby Checker...... What? Don't you think the twist is a professional sport?


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