Deion Sanders’ Daughter Joining Bikini Basketball League

Posted on Jan 30, 2013 01:33 PM EST
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Deiondra Sanders (Photo : Instagram)

Hall of Fame football player Deion Sander's daughter, Deiondra, is following his footsteps into the sports arena.

Deiondra Sanders has agreed to play in the upstart Bikini Basketball League this season, and at first, her dad wasn't too thrilled, she told the Fan 590 in Toronto. "

0046eaturing several former professional basketball players including some who have played in the WNBA and overseas, the league is a bit of a misnomer as the players wear shorts and sports bras and not actual bathing suits.

Deiondra has been signed to the Atlanta Peaches. There are eight teams altogether -- the Peaches, the Chicago Crave, the Illinois Heart, the Los Angeles Ice, the Miami Spice, the Minnesota Mist, the Orlando Lady Cats and the Philadelphia Diamonds.

"My dad was kind of upset, but that's like any parent who just sees bikini league," she said. "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 has some experience playing basketball, and she says she's been practicing up, as she expects the league to be competitive.

Sanders' daughter also took a shot at the Lingerie Football League during the interview. As its name suggests, the LFL actually features women playing football in lingerie. She sees differences between the Bikini Basketball League and the Lingerie Football League beyond the wardrobe choices.

"I just think that it's a lot different because we actually do have players, real basketball players, that actually have played in the WNBA before," Sanders said. "So I think that this will make a difference because people are really gonna see real-life hoopers. They just look good while doing it."

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