On Saturday night at New Orleans, Pelicans hosted Indiana Pacers and all the three Holiday brothers- Jrue, Justin, and Aron.
Not only did they play the same game, but they also played together at the court in the second half of the game. It was for the first time in the history of the NBA that a trio of brothers played together in a game.
Jrue is a veteran starter for New Orleans. Aron became a starting guard for Indiana. Justin is a reserve wing for Pacers.
The trio saw the game in the first half and played in the court together when Justin entered the court with 4 minutes and 54 seconds left in the third quarter.
The Holiday brothers are from Los Angeles and have played at North Hollywood Campbell Hall High. Arin and Jrue have played at UCLA while Justin went to Washington.
Pelicans claimed their victory by 120-98. Jrue had 20 points and 7 assists. Aron had a high score of 25 points while Justin did not score any.
There are a lot of sets of brothers who played in the NBA. They have played against each other and with each other. It was still a rare sight to see that three brothers making it to the league at the same time.
Jones brothers and Russell brothers were a set of brothers with more than 3 to make it to the NBA. It was at the beginning of the 1970s. There were Barry brothers who played in the 1990s and early 2000s. they overlapped for a brief period.
Joneses brothers never overlapped more than three at a time. Wil played from 1970 to 1978. Caldwell played from 1974 to 1990. Major played from 1980 to 85. Charles played from 1983 to 1998. Russell brothers overlapped for a brief period of time.
Frank played the 1972-73 season, Campy played from 1975 to 1985. Walker played from 1983 to 1988. Campy and Walker overlapped for two seasons.