Enjoy These Heartwarming and Hilarious Moments Our Favorite Sports Dads Went Hard for Their Kids

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Enjoy These Heartwarming and Hilarious Moments Our Favorite Sports Dads Went Hard for Their Kids

Happy Father's Day!

Published June 18, 2017

You've got to love a dad who goes all out for his kids.

In celebration of Father's Day, we've pinpointed several dads, including LeBron James, Steph Curry and Russell Wilson, to name a few, as some of our favorite sports dads. Enjoy these heartwarming and hilarious moments of them and their kids.

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!

  1. LeBron James

    Whether it's singing "Happy Birthday" to one of his sons, providing commentary for their backyard basketball game or being kept up late in the night by his adorable toddler daughter, we love everything LeBron James stands for as a dad. As LeBron James Jr., 12, Bryce Maximus James, 10, and Zhuri James, 2, grow, we can't wait to see more precious moments of their NBA legend dad and them together. Happy Father's Day, King!

  2. Steph Curry

    Two-time NBA champion and MVP Steph Curry stays gifting the 'Gram with adorable moments of him and his two daughters, Riley, 4, and Ryan, 1. And when he isn't, his wife Ayesha is. There are just too many to choose from, but we love this recent daddy-daughter dance that Chef Curry shared with Riley during the Finals. Precious!

  3. Matt Barnes

    Something money can't buy!!! #TrulyBlessed

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    Matt Barnes regularly speaks about his love for his sons on his IG account. And a shot of the NBA veteran forward celebrating the Warriors' title was one of our favorites from these Finals. Salute!

  4. Dwyane Wade

    We love the way that Dwyane Wade wrote about his son Zion's 10th birthday —not to mention while rocking matching stylish outfits. Too fresh. In total, Wade has three sons. He also raises his nephew.

  5. Chris Paul

    Extremely grateful to be part of @bloomingdales Father's Day catalog!!

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    This turned out hilarious!! These kids man.. 😂😂😂@dwyanewade

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    You can peep Chris Paul and his son, Chris Paul II, 8, rocking outfits in Bloomingdale's Father's Day catalog. And we just love the way that CP3 and friend, D. Wade, gushed over their sons' hilarious sports show promo recently.

  6. Carmelo Anthony

    Family. #NYKForever #ThisIsWhyWePlay #Knicks

    A photo posted by New York Knicks 🏀 (@nyknicks) on

    Regardless of reported troubles in Carmelo Anthony and his wife La La's marriage, nothing will change the fact that Melo is one doting dad that wants to see his 10-year-old son, Kiyan, be great on and off the court.

  7. J.R. Smith

    #wcws😍 📸 @jewey808 (My big WCW)

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    J.R. Smith and his family gained the hearts of many fans after his daughter, Dakota, was born roughly five months premature back in January. By the grace of God and some very skilled doctors at the Cleveland Clinic's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Smith and his fam were able to take their angel home late last month. A definite Happy Father's Day to you, J.R.

  8. Iman Shumpert

    Boo'd up #Easter 📸 by: @destinyfulfild

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    Any time you see Iman Shumpert with his adorable daughter Junie, you get the feeling and vibe that the Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard loves everything about being daddy to this lil' cutie. And we love everything about that. Happy Father's Day, Shump!

  9. Russell Westbrook

    MY BIG MAN!! #nono #nrw #1month

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    We could feel the pride emanate from Russell Westbrook's IG earlier this week, when he posted this shot of his one-month-old son, Noah, who looks just like him. We're already here for many more father-son moments between the two.

  10. Russell Wilson

    Stepdads are dads, too. And well before Russell Wilson and wife Ciara welcomed their first child together, Sienna, into this world, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback was being the best stepdad he could to his stepson baby Future. With his daughter just over a month old, Russ even taught baby Future some skills on the soccer and baseball fields. Too cute. And very dedicated.

  11. Allen Iverson

    One of our favorite moments from Allen Iverson's Hall of Fame induction speech last year had him going down the line and delivering a heartfelt, personalized message to each of his kids. When it comes to being a father, A.I. has got "The Answer" — lots of love.

  12. Shaq

    #onealclan #teachingdominance #wework while y'all sleep #cantstopwontstop

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    By the looks of this clip, Shaq is gonna have his kids running on "Diesel" power all the way to the NBA and WNBA. Can you dig it!?

  13. Floyd Mayweather Jr.

    Before he inked the mega deal to fight UFC superstar Conor McGregorFloyd Mayweather Jr. made headlines for defending his daughter and her squad after they finished in second place in a cheerleader contest. Perhaps the boxing legend went about it in the wrong way by yelling at an official, but you can't blame a dad for defending his daughter, can you? Happy Father's Day, champ!

  14. LaVar Ball

    Sure, LaVar Ball might rub people the wrong way for his outlandish boasts and guarantees. However, you can't front on the hoops dad wanting the best for his baller sons, Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo. His kids know it's all love, as evidenced by Lonzo poking fun at his pops on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and this Foot Locker commercial.

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images, Streeter Lecka/Getty Images, Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


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