It’s safe to say that the Manning family was predestined to NFL royalty. Cooper, Peyton, and Eli played as NFL quarterbacks. While Eli is still active as a quarterback for the New York Giants, Peyton retired in 2016 after playing for 18 seasons and leaving an impressive portfolio in NFL. Hailed as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, Peyton’s list of recognitions is truly amazing and includes winning two Super Bowls.
Cooper, the oldest of the siblings, is currently hosting the Fox Sports program, The Manning Hour. Apparently, the talented siblings inherited their looks and football skills from their father, Archie Manning, a former NFL quarterback for 13 seasons.
Cristiano Ronaldo Jr.
Team captain of the Portugal national team, Cristiano Ronaldo, is considered by many to be the best player in the world. The famed professional football player became a father at the age of 25, and his firstborn was named after him: Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. It is not clear whether he was born via surrogacy as his father revealed full custody of him and refused to disclose any details about the mother per their agreement.
There were rumors that the mother was given a massive amount of money in exchange for full custody of Cristiano Jr. In an interview, Ronaldo mentioned that at the right time, he will explain to his eldest child the situation with regard to his mother.
Kai Wayne Rooney
Kai Wayne is the eldest child of soccer player Wayne Rooney, and his wife, Coleen Rooney. Wayne is an English footballer who served as the captain for Manchester United and the England national team. He was named as England’s Player of the Year four times due to his incredible football skills.
Wayne’s son Kai seems to follow his father’s passion for football as the young Rooney has been training with Manchester United’s development team since late 2016. Interestingly, Kai is often spotted practicing and doing drills with his famous father. That said, we can’t help but foresee him as a future football superstar. We’re sure even Wayne is dreaming and hoping for this to happen.
Gerald Wilkins is a retired NBA player. In his 14 years (1985-1999) as a basketball player, he served as a shooting guard to various teams such as the New York Knicks, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Vancouver Grizzlies, and the Orlando Magic. Gerald is the younger brother of Atlanta Hawks player, Dominique Wilkins, dubbed as one of the best dunkers in NBA history.
Gerald has a beauty queen daughter in Jasmyn Wilkins, who was crowned Miss Georgia USA 2012 and fourth runner-up in Miss USA 2012. She has a brother, Damien Wilkins, who currently plays for the NBA development league as a guard and a forward.
Often considered the best basketball player in the world, LeBron James continues to deliver excellence in NBA. The icon of modern basketball is a recipient of four MVP awards, two Olympic Gold medals and the list goes on.
Lebron’s son, Bronny, seems to be predestined for the basketball court, as he is already showing amazing talent in the sport. Although LeBron is happy that he has naturally passed his playing skills to his son, he is not in a hurry to pass on his fame due to fear of the effects of public scrutiny. “My son is going to be a kid as long as he can be. That’s all he needs to worry about,” he said.