‘It’s like a bad divorce’: Twins Amen and Ausar Thompson joke about dividing up their possessions – including their PS5 – as they are selected back-to-back in the NBA Draft as the first brothers to feature in top 5
- Amen got the short term of the deal, losing his PS5 and rare Jordans
- They are the first twins taken in the draft since Marcus and Markeiff Morris in 2011
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For the first time in their lives, twin brothers Amen and Ausar Thompson will live apart after being picked by different teams in the NBA Draft.
The Thompson twins are the first siblings ever to make the top five when taken back to back. Amen was taken first, when the Houston Rockets picked him fourth overall. Then, with the next pick, Ausar was selected by the Detroit Pistons.
But in the process of cleaning their house, Amen explained that they had to share some of their most prized possessions.
“He has to keep the PS5,” Amen explained. ‘I have to buy myself one. This is the main [contested item] so far.
“But we also had a fight over shoes…those Jordan Travis Scotts, he has them too. I lose everything. It’s like a bad divorce.
Twin brothers Amen and Ausar Thompson to split possessions after draft
The Thompsons are the fifth group of twins selected in the same draft in NBA history.
The twins are the first pair to be selected since Markieff and Marcus Morris were taken back-to-back to No. 13 and 14 in the 2011 NBA draft at Kansas.
Amen and Ausar skipped college, opting instead for the Overtime Elite basketball league.
This league was founded in 2021, offering players a minimum salary of $100,000 per year as well as a signing bonus, company shares, and participation in an academic program.
These brothers were the first players to be drafted into the NBA from the Overtime Elite program.
The Thompsons are the fifth pair of twins to be chosen in the same NBA draft, joining the aforementioned Morris twins as well as Dick and Tom Van Arsdale in 1965, Jason and Jarron Collins in 2001 and Brook and Robin Lopez in 2008.
Horace and Harvey Grant were also twins drafted into the NBA, but they were drafted in separate years – with Horace picked in 1987 and Harvey in 1988.