Deion Sanders is known for his athleticism and now his daughter is taking her shot in the sports world. Dieon’s daughter is in the Bikini League. What is the Bikini League, you ask? While the name suggests there are actual bikini’s involved, there are not. Instead, it’s a basketball league where the players run down the court in sports bras and gym shorts, instead of traditional basketball attire. However familiar he is with controversy, Deion Sanders is understandably upset that his daughter has chosen to join this league.
Deiondra, obviously named after her father, admitted that the former NFL star was not a happy camper at the news. “My dad was kind of upset, but that’s like any parent who just sees bikini league,” Deiondra said in a recent interview “He thought I was gonna be out there in a bikini. He [saw] a picture of our uniform and stuff like that, so I think once he saw that we’re actually covered up a little bit, he wasn’t as concerned.”
Deion’s daughter will be playing for the Atlanta Peaches, one of five teams in the league. Although the Bikini League sounds like a joke, Deiondra will be facing tough competition on the court. “When you hear bikini league you don’t think of people who can really play. All honesty, you just think of cute girls out there playing basketball,” she said. “When I actually went to practice and stuff, as I said before, it’s girls who played overseas, that’s played four years of college ball at Georgia Tech.”
Even some former WNBA stars have signed on to the league, ensuring that it will be more than just pretty girls running down the court in sports bras. As for Deiondra, her fitness game isn’t quite up to par and she acknowledges it. Of her friends and family, she say, “They’re just excited I’m in a gym, because I used to never work out or anything, so now that I’ve been working out everyday and actually getting fit, they’re so excited for me.”
Ultimately, the former Dallas Cowboys player’s daughter is looking to make a name for herself, as well as a positive impact (for who, she doesn’t say). “I like playing basketball so I’m enjoying doing it. But eventually I hope it does lead to making my name bigger as a person so I can actually have a voice- a positive voice.”
Fans can judge if little miss Sanders got some of her father’s athleticism once she takes the court in the upcoming season.