ARE TWINS BETTER IN SOME SPORTS THAN IN OTHERS?

ARE TWINS BETTER IN SOME SPORTS THAN IN OTHERS? The NBA season is starting and the Lopez twins are joining the Collins twins, also identical twins, as NBA players. One of my correspondents suggested to me that twins seem to be more successful in professional basketball than in other sports. He pointed to the Van Arsdale twins in the seventies, the Grants in the nineties, and the Collins twins and Lopez twins today. I checked this wikipedia article and added the names of Heather and Heidi Burge and Coco and Kelly Miller in women’s professional basketball. With the article I came up with Tiki and Ronde Barber and Josh and Daniel Bullocks in professional football. In baseball, nine pairs of twins have played in the majors, even if you go back to 1910—with only five pairs of twins since 1950. So it looks like there is some evidence (although with small samples) that twins do better in basketball. Could one reason be that basketball is a sport that you can practice one on one?

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