A History of Athlete Name Changes

Brian Williams to Bison Dele

Sport: Basketball
Year: 1998

When Brian Williams did some research on his past and his family genealogy, he discovered that he had Native American roots. To honor his newfound heritage, Williams changed his name to Bison Dele, which was meant to acknowledge his Native American side while keeping a traditional African name. Sadly, Dele retired in 1999 and disappeared while on a sailing trip in the South Pacific Ocean in 2002.

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