Nia Long from 'The Best Man' Shares Adorable Photo of Younger Son Kez at a Basketball Game and They Look Alike

Joe Akins
Dec 08, 2019
07:40 A.M.
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Nia Long's latest Instagram post showed her and her son, Jez, at a basketball game, and the resemblance between mother and son is quite evident.


Sports may be something fathers share with their sons, but the actress, Nia Long, chose to share it with her look-alike son, Kez. The two attended the New York Knicks game against the Sixers and had a front-row seat courtside.

Nia Long arrives at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' 11th Annual Governors Awards on October 27, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images


The actress posted a photo of the outing on Instagram. Although she didn't appear in the collage designed snap, the lower half showed her boy dressed in what seems to be a black sweatshirt with a light blue tip. Long captioned the shot,

"Courtside @nyknicks vs. @sixers. Thank you [heart-shaped emoji]. #Daddysboy."


The "Soul Food" actress's fans reacted to the photo positively, gushing about how much the mother and son look alike. Comments ranged from "This kid is your twin" to "Handsome" and "Beautiful."

The "Big Momma's House" star's second pregnancy was unplanned


Long shares the 8-year-old boy with her fiancé, (NBA player turned coach,) Ime Udoka. The couple welcomed their son in November 2011, and while Kez is the couple's first child, the actress is also a mom to 19-year-old, Massai.

Long shares Massai with her ex-boyfriend, Massai Z. Dorsey. Although the "Big Momma's House" star's second pregnancy was unplanned, she conveniently managed being a mom-of-two with her professional commitments. 

Nia Long attends the LA Premiere of Entertainment Studios' "47 Meters Down Uncaged" on August 13, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images


The actress always had the support of her oldest child, and now, she's flipping things by cheering him on as he pursues a career as a baseball player.

Massai will play the sport as he begins his freshman year at Eastern Kentucky University. The teenager also plays for the Birmingham Varsity Baseball team, and the "Boyz n the Hood" star shows up for most of his games. 


Long shares her love, time, and attention equally between her boys, and in March, they joined her on the red carpet of Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards.

The fathers of the "Empire" star's children also play an active role in their lives. The actress and Udoka are still together, with their engagement spanning five years. The two started dating, a year before they had Kez, and got engaged, four years after in 2015. 

The couple put off getting married, and have not hinted if they'll ever jump the broom, and make the promise of forever to each other. For now, Long and her man, are focused on their careers, and also being excellent parents.