Dieon’s daughter is in the bikini league. What is the bikini league, you ask? While the name suggests there are actual bikinis involved, there are not. 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 upset that his daughter has chosen to join this league.
Deiondra, named after her father, admitted that the former NFL star was not happy about the news. “My dad was kind of upset, but that’s like any parent who just sees bikini league,” she 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.”
Deiondra Sanders will be playing for the Atlanta Peaches, one of five teams in the league. Although the bikini league sounds like a joke, she 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 Sanders, 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 every day and actually getting fit, they’re so excited for me.”
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