Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/31/13

Deion Sanders and Wayne Gretzky may want to become friends after this one. Sanders has joined the ranks of famous sports dads whose daughters have also entered the public eye, and not necessarily in the best of ways. While Gretzky’s daughter, Paulina, has gained Internet fame through her Instagram feed, Deiondra Sanders (yes, a nice rendition of her father’s name) is getting attention for a somewhat sports-related endeavor. Deiondra is joining the Bikini Basketball Association, and at first, her dad wasn’t too thrilled, she told radio station the Fan 590 in Toronto. “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. “It’s a lot different because we actually do have players, real basketball players, that actually have played in the WNBA before,” she 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. … 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. 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. So I was kind of like, ‘Wow.’ That kind of scared me for a little bit.” Deiondra said she hopes the league will give her an opportunity to have “a positive voice” and to change some negative public perceptions she’s created. And, like her father, she was happy to hear that the Bikini Basketball League was a little classier than it initially sounded. “At first I was a little discouraged” about what she thought the players had to wear, she said. “We’re not running down the court in bikinis, which I know many of you wish we was. So once I found that out I wasn’t discouraged at all.” Sounds like a noble cause, and at least it keeps the family together. Click here for a photo gallery of the Bikini Basketball League>> Photo via Twitter/@DeiondraSanders Photo of the Day This is Mark McGwire. He’s signing someone’s leg. Photo via Webstagram/annyu16 Quote of the Day “If I did have an imaginary girlfriend, I never told anybody about it.” – Randy Moss, with the media day winner Tweet of the Day Too bad they won’t let him play two sports — it looks like the volleyball team is recruiting. Loved seeing Nerlens Noel's volleyball technique out on the floor tonight vs Ole Miss #BlockParty #RecordsFall— Kentucky Volleyball (@KentuckyVB) January 30, 2013 Video of the Day This snowmobile has a mind of its own.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Evander Kane wins back model girlfriend with billboard

Urban Meyer has 'feeling' who will start at QB

Report: Schilling to return to 'Sunday Night Baseball'

Report: Cardale Jones rushed to hospital with head pain

WATCH: Cubs' Baez swings so hard he falls down

WATCH: Boston host jokes Goodell should be murdered

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

WATCH: Mets get inside-the-park HR after OF flips over wall

Eli Manning remains unfazed about poor preseason

RG3 thinks 'Concussion' movie will 'make a lot of people mad'

Can Darrius Heyward-Bey replace Martavis Bryant for the first month in Pittsburgh?

Treon Harris to start at QB for Gators’ opening game

Marshawn Lynch campaigning for Seahawks to sign Fred Jackson

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Top 10 storylines for Week 4 of the NFL preseason

Matt Williams is still hopelessly married to the idea of the closer’s role

Five unique CFB games to watch this weekend

Be careful what you wish for, Jay Gruden

Ryan taking leap of faith with Bills

Top 10 storylines for Week 1 of college football season

Underdogs: Hopefuls that can shock in the World Cup

Manfred digs Shoeless Joe a deeper grave

Why Mike Trout ain't right

The Opening Drive: Jamal Anderson warns UM fans before heading to Salt Lake City

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker