Nine dad-daughter teams with game
An 11-year NBA vet recognizes game when he sees it, and Harvey Catchings saw it in his own backyard. In particular, he remembers the time when his daughters, Tauja and younger sis Tamika, were playing one-on-one, and their "screaming and scuffling" pulled him outside. After Dad confiscated the ball, Tauja "went inside to play with her dolls," Harvey recalls. But when he peeked out the window later, he caught Tamika practicing without the ball. "At that point," he says, "I knew there was something special about her." Tamika went on to become an All-American and national champ at Tennessee (graduating in 2001), a seven-time WNBA All-Star with the Indiana Fever, the 2011 league MVP and current president of the players' association. Harvey's career scoring average (3.2 ppg) can't touch Tamika's (16.6 ppg), but his influence clearly reaches far for both his girls: Tauja played hoops at Illinois before embarking on a pro career overseas.