Mirror, Mirror

Two Former NBA Stars’ Sons Are Creating Their Own Path to Stardom at Michigan

They are famous sons with different fathers, but Michigan basketball teammates Tim Hardaway Jr. and Glenn Robinson III, sons of Tim Hardaway and Glenn (Big Dog) Robinson, seem more like twins: similar builds, similar skills and similar backstories. They are not spitting images of their dads, but both are becoming big dogs in their own right, and Michael Rosenberg explores their relationships with their fathers and how childhoods surrounded by basketball helped create their own paths to stardom.

Says Glenn Robinson III of the strong bond he and his father formed over the game: “We’re always talking about basketball. I don’t think we talk very often about anything else. Sometimes I’ll look at my brother, he plays football and wrestles…What do they talk about? (page 54)


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