15 Athletes You Didn’t Know Were Related

1. Jimmy Walker & Jalen Rose

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These two basketball stars are actually father and son.

Both Jimmy Walker and Jalen Rose scored more than 10,000 points over the course of their NBA careers. While Rose clearly inherited his athletic talent from his two-time NBA All-Star father, he never actually met Jimmy Walker, who abandoned Rose’s mother while she was pregnant with him.

Walker passed in 2007, the same month that he and his son Jalen were supposed to have their first meeting. Even though he never had a relationship with his son, Walker once said, “I don’t have any regrets or apologies about Jalen. That’s just the way things sometimes happen.”