NBA Social Recap, Week 10: Family Ties Take Center Stage
With the holiday season in full swing and a New Year nearly upon us, players around the NBA have taken time to reflect on the people who matter most: the loved ones who keep them motivated and focused between the lines.
Here’s a look at the top 5 social media posts around the league from Week 10, starting with No. 5.
5) Russell Westbrook Shows Love to His Twin Girls
As fierce a competitor on the court as Russell Westbrook is for the Oklahoma City Thunder, the former MVP has a softer side off of it. The UCLA product slowed the tempo to honor Skye and Jordyn, his month-old twin daughters, on Instagram. With mother, Nina, and older brother, Noah, leading the way, the Westbrooks have a starting five of their own with which to conquer the basketball world.
4) Stephen Curry’s Next Three-Point Threat
Two-time MVP Stephen Curry put everyone on notice with another member of his own Splash Family. The Golden State Warriors superstar took a moment to show love to the youngest Curry, his son, Canon, on Instagram. Daughters Riley and Ryan already have some competition in the backcourt as their baby brother gets ready to let it fly, just like his pops.
3) Iman Shumpert’s Young One Turns 3
Iman Shumpert’s liveliness carries on beyond the Sacramento Kings’ locker room—primarily with his daughter, Junie, who recently celebrated her third birthday. Her father’s goofiness is the perfect blend alongside her mother, G.O.O.D. Music’s Harlem-bred soulstress Teyana Taylor, who brings an electric personality of her own.
2) Andre Drummond Embraces His Mom
Andre Drummond remembers where it all started. Beaming with pride, the Detroit Pistons’ All-Star showcases a warm embrace with his mother, Christine Cameron. He knows he doesn’t have to look too far in the crowd to catch a glimpse of his biggest supporter, always rooting for her son.
1) C.J. McCollum Shares Motherly Birthday Love
Former NBA veteran and current ESPN personality Jalen Rose affectionately calls the Trail Blazers’ star backcourt of C.J. McCollum and Damian Lillard the "Mama’s Boys," and for good reason. C.J. gave his mom a birthday shout-out on Instagram. Showing mom some love will always count as a win.
Olivier Auguste is an NBA lifestyle writer based in New York City. Follow him on Twitter.