Derrick Favors told FanHouse in Orlando during the Nets summer league games that he had no idea who his father was or knew anything about him. However, Favors’ father got in touch with FanHouse and the result is a really interesting article on the situation, including the fact that his father was a basketball player as well, even playing in college:
What Favors, 19, is doing now is embarking on an NBA career with the New Jersey Nets after being the No. 3 overall pick in last month’s draft. The 6-foot-10 forward will start a basketball season this fall for the first time knowing who his father is and believing he inherited some talent from Parker, who was a high school star in St. Louis before signing in 1976 with St. Louis University, where he averaged 10.3 points as a freshman.
The whole article is really interesting and I urge you to check it out. A really good read on a slow Nets’ news day.