The fact that there have been many father-son duos in sports history shouldn't come as surprise. After all, many of your favorite ballers come athletic families where having the right genes has given them an edge on the competition. Not all athlete sons live up their father's legacies (ahem, Marcus), but there are a few who not only live up to lofty expectations but outshine their pops.

Guys like Richard Petty and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. went on to become some of the best in their respective sports and have their fathers to thank. The same can be said about Kobe Bean Bryant. Today Kobe's father, Joe "Jellybean" Bryant, celebrates his 58th birthday. Joe Bryant is just one of many athletes to be outshined by their sons. Peep the list and see for yourself.

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