For someone who probably hasn't learned how to spell, type or operate a camera, Chris Paul Jr. has an impressive Instagram following.

The 3-year-old, whose father is the star point guard for the Clippers, has been on Instagram for less than one month. But in a matter of weeks, his account (@littlechrisp) has already racked up more than 40,500 followers.

Not bad for a preschooler.

Of course, it helps when your dad is a global superstar playing in Los Angeles. And with 730,000 Instagram followers and another 1.9 million on Twitter, the elder Paul is no stranger to social media himself.

It also helps when you lead an interesting life. Simply put, little Chris goes on more adventures than your average 3-year-old. So Chris (or whoever runs his feed) will post photos of him accompanying his father in the interview room at Clippers games or at Wake Forest for the retirement of his father's jersey.

So, to recap, 3-year-old Chris Paul Jr. is the son of the best point guard in the NBA. He travels around the country and has more than 40,000 followers on Instagram. Just how good is his life?

Even his babysitters are famous.

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Before the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles square off against the Florida Gators in one of the most anticipated NCAA tournament matchups in history, FGCU guard Brett Comer will be sure to touch a tattoo on the inside of his arm.

The inscription is dedicated to his father, who passed away three years ago after a battle with lung cancer. Comer and his dad were incredibly close, and in his father's obituary in the Orlando Sentinel, Brett is described as his dad's "best friend." The elder Comer taught Brett the game, coached his AAU team and even built a court behind their house.

Comer's tattoo, one of two he got dedicated to his dad, has his father's name (Troy), along with the dates of his birth and death.

Fans may not see that tattoo, but they will surely see the one on Comer's right arm. It's hard to read on television, but the inscription on Comer's arm is a script written by Comer himself. It reads:

Happiness is not something ready made

It comes from your own actions

You may not control all the events that happen to you

But you can decide not to be reduced by them

Love never hate; forgive but never forget

Live the life you've dreamed to the fullest

-- Pursuit of Happiness

Comer realizes the tattoos might seem brash to outsiders, but they have a special meaning for him.

“It's all right, you know? I like it," Comer recently told the Fort Myers News-Press. "It’s something different maybe a lot of people wouldn’t agree with, getting tattoos. That doesn’t really bother me. It’s kind of my own thing."

(H/T to Game On!)

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Basketball fans of a certain age who hear that a pair of players named Tim Hardaway and Glenn Robinson have propelled their team into the postseason may have flashbacks to the 1990s.

That's when Tim Hardaway Sr. and Glenn Robinson Jr. led the Miami Heat and the Milwaukee Bucks, respectively, into the playoffs.

Flash forward to 2013, and it's the next generation that has been doing the heavy lifting.

Tim Hardaway Jr. and Glenn Robinson III each had 21 points in Michigan's second-round win over South Dakota State, and then 14 points in the Wolverines' third-round victory over VCU, to propel their squad to the Sweet 16 for the first time in nearly two decades.

The duo has been the subject of much publicity this year, and rightfully so. Not only do they both boast spectacular basketball bloodlines, they each had a solid season. Hardaway was a first-team All-Big Ten pick by the coaches while Robinson was on the conference's All-Freshman team.

For Hardaway Jr., whose father had perhaps the better professional career of the two, it has always been important to distinguish himself.

"It was hard just to try to follow his footsteps, and you try not to worry about it," Hardaway said. "You try to leave a legacy of your own. It takes a long time to do that."

For the elder Robinson, who starred at Purdue in the early 1990s, having his son play for another Big Ten squad has caused some problems. For example, when Michigan played at Purdue this year, Robinson said he was rooting against his alma mater.

"I hate to root against my team, but this is my son, so I had to do what I had to do," Robinson said. "I wasn’t pulling for Purdue to do well ... a no-brainer. I cheer for Purdue when they play any other team than Michigan right now."

Both fathers realize the added pressure on their sons, and they both have said it doesn't matter to them if their boys have the same professional success that they did.

"If he makes it to the NBA, I will love him," Hardaway Sr. said before the 2012-13 season. "If he makes it to be a commentator or a garbageman, I will still love him because that is my son."

The elder Hardaway played his college ball at UTEP.

And it shouldn't be forgotten that even though Hardaway and Robinson may have learned the game from their fathers, their mothers were also a crucial part of their upbringing. After all, with both men traveling through the grueling NBA schedule, the boys spent a lot of quality time with their mothers.

In fact, if it wasn't for these women, Hardaway and Robinson may not have ended up in Ann Arbor.

"We really feel good about it because their dads do know basketball," Michigan coach John Beilein ssaid of his team's basketball bloodlines. "We think that's always been a feather in our cap to have families. It's not just the dad involved with all these. There's a strong mother involved with every single one of these young men, and they've had a big part to do with their success as well."

Robinson and Hardaway are looking to return Michigan to the level of excellence it experienced when the "Fab Five" wore the maize and blue 20 years ago. And by getting the Wolverines to the Sweet 16, these two have taken a step in the right direction. Not that they were exactly anonymous before, but now the youngsters are truly making a name for themselves.

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It's been 10 years since Dwyane Wade chalked up a triple-double wearing a Marquette jersey, but you'll still catch his face during this year's March Madness games.

Wade -- a nine-time NBA All-Star who's playing some of the best basketball of his life with the Miami Heat this season -- stars in the new Dove Men+Care campaign with his two sons and his nephew. Here, the guard talks about having a semi-normal life with his kids, picking a suit fit to meet President Obama in, and the real story behind that Harlem Shake video.

Men's Health: On a Twitter profile, you've got to define yourself in 160 characters or less. The first thing you list is being from Robbins, Illinois. Why is that so important?

Dwyane Wade: I grew up in the inner city of Chicago, and then I moved to Robbins, and it kind of raised me. When I was in college, I actually had them change the starting lineup to say "from Robbins, Illinois" instead of "Chicago, Illinois." It's important for me for young kids in Robbins to see me and know that they can do something in life -- anything they want to do.

(Did you know Social Media can make you smarter? Here are 10 Things You Can Learn from Twitter.)

MH: Next up in the Twitter bio: "A Father First." Are you and the kids able to hang out like a normal family?

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Baseball players are known for their, shall we say "unique," idiosyncrasies.

Whether it's how they stand in the batter's box, what type of music they listen to in the locker room, or how they break in their equipment, these guys have some pretty unusual habits.

Take Bryce Harper, for instance. The Washington Nationals star is coming off of a stellar rookie season. Not only was he named an All-Star, he went on to win Rookie of the Year.

If you're wondering how the 20-year-old Harper got so good at such a young age, the answer may lie in his extreme dedication to the sport. Harper recently revealed to the Washington Post his and his dad's preferred method for breaking in his glove, and it is quite unique:

Ron Harper stuffed three balls into the glove, tied it shut and dropped it in a bucket of water for a day. The former ironworker then pulled the glove out of the water and smashed it with a sledgehammer. He repeated the soaking treatment, letting it dry for a day before his son used it to play catch. Ron’s method of breaking in the glove shortens the amount of time Bryce said he needs to play catch with it to loosen the leather.

Weird? Maybe. But clearly it works, so you've got to hand it to the Harpers on this one.

(H/T to Game On!)

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For Yoenis Cespedes, the nightmare is over.

The Oakland A's slugger, who defected from Cuba in the summer of 2011 and signed with the A's one year ago, was recently reunited with his family after having just sparse contact with them over the past year.

Jane Lee of writes that Cespedes was in contact with his family about 10 times during the first four months of the 2012 season, but at one point he lost touch for several days. So not only was Cespedes living in a new country and playing in a new league, he did not know the whereabouts of his family.

"They just disappeared," Cespedes said of his family.

Cespedes' relatives fled to the Dominican Republic, but in October they were mistakenly captured in a raid and detained as illegal immigrants in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Finally, after months of struggle, the group has arrived in Miami. Over the weekend, Cespedes made a surprise visit to see his mother and other loved ones.

"No one knew I was coming," Cespedes said. "Everyone was sleeping, so I turned on all of the radios, all of the TVs. Nobody woke up, so I went upstairs and started knocking on all of the doors and screaming."

The family's reunion was cut short, as Cespedes had to fly back to Phoenix to be with his team. But he plans on having his family with him in Oakland for Opening Day.

When Cespedes returned to A's camp, ever reporters noticed the difference in how he was carrying himself:

"I'm very happy," said a noticeably relieved Cespedes, openly engaging with reporters in a way never seen before. "So much happiness."

(H/T to Larry Brown Sports)

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In Devyn Marble's case, father knew best.

A few years ago, when the 6-foot-5 shooting guard was in the process of selecting a college, his mother had her reservations about Iowa. After all, Devyn's father, Roy, had starred at Iowa and was the school's all-time leading scorer. If Devyn chose to attend Iowa, wouldn't he always be in his father's shadow?

Even Roy questioned Devyn about playing for the Hawkeyes. Devyn would be carrying on a family legacy, his father told him, and he should be prepared for copious pressure.

Ultimately, the same bullheaded determination that has resulted in a successful career at Iowa also led Devyn to decide on the black and gold in the first place. And he has no regrets.

"A good trait and characteristic about me is that I don't let things get in my way," Devyn said earlier this year. "I don't think too much of it; I look at it as, this is where my dad went to school, and not really about the accolades he got from being here. At the end of the day, it was my decision, and I made the right one."

Devyn's choice has been validated in several ways, but perhaps none more noteworthy than a recent achievement. The junior recorded his 1,000th point on a three-pointer early in the first half of Iowa's regular-season finale against Nebraska, making him and Roy the only father-son duo in Big Ten history to both put up the century mark.

It's an honor that neither man takes lightly.

"I saw where this could happen if the work was put in," Roy recently told The Gazette. "The work was put in. It just sneaked up on me anyway. I’m just so happy for him. For me, I'm the proudest dad in the world. No getting around that."

Making Marble's record all the more fulfilling is that his success has coincided with a resurgence by his team. Following three straight losing seasons in which the Hawkeyes finished 8th or worse in the Big Ten, Iowa has finished above .500 each of the past two years, and this season Fran McCaffery's squad recorded its most wins since 2006.

After a rough stretch, the program appears to be approaching the consistency it had when Roy starred for Tom Davis in the late 1980s. Iowa qualified for the NCAA tournament in each of Roy's years with the team, and even made it as far as the Elite Eight.

"I just feel blessed as a father to have the opportunity to have a son who’s playing right now at the high level at the same university," Roy told The Gazette. "I'm happy for the University of Iowa. Coach (Tom) Davis and Fran. That’s like two decades of similarity in expectations and excitement of Iowa basketball."

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Just about the only person who suffers as a result of Doug McDermott teaming up with his father Greg at Creighton is Theresa McDermott, Doug's mother and Greg's wife.

While Greg has had a successful run in his three years as head coach, guiding the Blue Jays to second in the Missouri Valley Conference last year and winning it all this year, Doug has been a scoring machine, and in just three years he has become the school's leading scorer.

Unfortunately, none of that success has helped ease Theresa's nerves.

"It makes me nervous as heck because it's not just your husband and his job but now it's your son and his career, too," she told USA Today of watching her husband and her son. "So you have double stress and double intensity. It's great when you're winning, but when you lose it's a double loss."

Aside from turning Theresa into a nervous wreck, the McDermotts have done wonders in Omaha. Before both Doug and Greg arrived on campus in 2010 -- Greg as a first-year head coach and Doug as an overlooked freshman -- the Blue Jays hadn't won an NCAA tournament game in nearly a decade. The McDermotts accomplished that feat in their second year together.

After a largely disappointing stint at Iowa State, Greg has turned his career around at Nebraska, and he has his son to thank for much of his success. Doug has shattered numerous school records in his three years at Creighton, and with one year of eligibility left he has established himself as one of the best scorers in the country.

"I don't think it's any secret he makes me a much better coach,” Greg McDermott recently told the New York Times.

If things had gone differently for Greg at Iowa State, the McDermotts may not have even paired up. When Doug was a high schooler, his dad would not offer him a scholarship at Iowa State, as Greg thought it would be best that Doug went elsewhere. But after Greg left Iowa State in the spring of 2010, Doug backed out of a commitment to Northern Iowa so he could follow his father to Omaha.

And even though both men admit that they are better off with each other, there was a point where Doug knew he had to seek outside help in order to improve. So he went to work with Ed Schilling, a former D-1 assistant who now coaches high school basketball in Indianapolis and trains players preparing for the NBA.

"Speaking with his dad, [Doug] was like, it’s time for him to have somebody else coach him for a little bit,” Schilling told the New York Times. "He was looking for someone who didn’t have an agenda for him except trying to help. He wanted some skill training."

Thanks to Doug's extra work, along with his father's guidance, Creighton is likely to make some noise this March. And Theresa McDermott will just have to deal with it.

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Forget 11-year-old Julian Newman, the fifth-grader who has been starring for his Florida varsity squad. There's a new, young phenom in Florida, and he's got a familiar name.

LeBron James Jr., perhaps most famous for this incredible bucket, is back.

The third-grader and his team are featured in a highlight video that was tweeted out by the elder James this week. And this squad, the Miami City Ballers, looks to be the real deal. Plus, it doesn't hurt to have the son of the three-time NBA MVP on your team.

As you can see in the video, James Jr. (wearing No. 0), already appears to be taller than most of his teammates. This compilation was posted Tuesday, and it's already gotten more than 20,000 views on YouTube. That's got to be some sort of record for a third-grade team's highlight video.

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