With roughly 450 NBA roster spots filled at any given time, it seems almost impossible for any single family to lay claim to more than one.
But a fortunate few households have managed to put multiple players in the league. A handful of them have at least two representatives on rosters right now.
Those are the clans that have captured our attention for this exercise, which is a super comprehensive, totally objective ranking of the top NBA families for 2020-21.
Now, a few things before we get started. This isn't at all objective, because duh—how exactly do you objectively rank families? Instead, we're subjectively pulling together things that seem the most pertinent to this discussion, like production and accolades, but also less tangible topics like impact, influence and visibility.
Also, we're locking in on NBA player siblings, meaning father-son tandems (like Doc and Austin Rivers) and cousins (like Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Nickeil Alexander-Walker) won't make the cut. We're also only examining current players, so past NBA siblings (like Dominique and Gerald Wilkins and even Pau and Marc Gasol) get nothing beyond this hat tip.
Everyone clear on the exercise? Good, let's get to the rankings.
6. The Morris Family
Marcus and Markieff Morris take #twinning to the extreme. The identical twins share just about everything, including tattoo designs and bank accounts.
Just about the one thing they don't have in common is play style. Marcus is more comfortable on the perimeter and deadlier from distance (career 37.7 percent from three to Markieff's 34.2). Markieff plays a more physical brand of basketball and can hold his own as a small-ball center.
In terms of ranking, this seems a bit low given their chance to directly impact the championship chase. If the Western Conference comes down to the Battle for L.A., these two will help determine how it shakes out. Marcus has thrived since joining the Clippers' opening group in mid-March, and Markieff's minutes with the Lakers have climbed every monthsince the calendar flipped to 2021.
However, this is one of only two NBA families on the list that doesn't include an All-Star, and the other could have an annual participant sooner than later.
5. The Lopez Family
The Lopez twins, Brook and Robin, get high marks for being unique. There just aren't a lot of 7-foot identical twins to begin with, and I can't imagine that group contains many comic book-loving, mascot-hating Disney fanatics who are into their second decade as NBA pros.
Each has almost 900 regular-season outings under his belt. Brook has been an All-Star and 20-point scorer. Robin has started more than half of his career games and once played all 82 contests three times in four seasons.
Both are playing out the back nines of their careers, but they have found ways to maintain relevance. Brook repurposed himself as a supersized sniper, delectably dubbed "Splash Mountain." Robin has yet to be outhustled by an opponent and keeps clowning dudes with his sweeping hook shot (117 of his 219 field goals this season are hooks).
They might have the best size-skill combo in this discussion, though they're dinged a bit for not playing the most aesthetically pleasing styles. They also aren't cornerstone players the way some siblings higher up on our list are.
4. The Holiday Family
The Holidays are history-makers. In December 2019, Jrue, Justin and Aaron became the first trio of siblings to play in the same NBA game.
"This is super cool, but I feel like it's normal for us," Jrue told Fox Sports Southwest's Erin Hartigan at the time. "Everything we've done our whole life has always been together."
Since Aaron joined the family business as the 23rd overall pick in 2018, they've all shared the NBA stage together. Jrue is a former All-Star and two-time All-Defensive selection. Justin is a self-made rotation regular, who went undrafted out of Washington in 2011 and didn't have a regular NBA role until 2014. Aaron has flashed a powerful quick-strike scoring punch as a Pacers reserve.
While it doesn't contribute to the ranking, it's worth noting that their sister, Lauren, might have been the best of the bunch before head injuries forced her to end her playing career at UCLA.
Save for Jrue's one All-Star selection, stardom has eluded this trio, which stops it from climbing any higher. But one family producing three reliable NBA rotation players is absurd.