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Bison Dele Net Worth, Dating, Girlfriend, Death, Brother, Age, Height


Facts of Bison Dele Net Worth, Dating, Girlfriend, Death, Brother, Age, Height

Full NameBrian Carson Williams
First NameBrian
Middle NameCarson
Last NameWilliams
Birth NameBrian Carson Williams
ProfessionBaseball Player
Birth CityCalifornia
Birth CountryUnited States of America
Father NameEugene Williams Jr.
Father ProfessionSinger
Mother NamePatricia Phillips
Gender IdentityMale
Date of BirthApril 6,1969
Age50 years

If you are among the few groups of people who have been following National Basketball Association or in short NBA then you might be familiar with the former Center of Detroit Pistons Bison Dele. Sadly many might know this already but the player is not with us anymore as he passed away almost 17 years ago.

One of the prominent players of his generation he was having a great career playing for some of the prestigious clubs in the NBA. So, what was the cause of his untimely passing? What really happened? Before his death, Was he married? Or Dating someone? 

Bison Dele Death! What Really Happened?

In July 2002, when NBA star Bison Dele and his girlfriend Serena Karlan along with his older brother Miles Dabord had set sail on the South Pacific Ocean for spending holidays. Since that day all the people on board went missing and was never heard from them again.

After the investigation, authorities found the boat named Hakuna Matata, what they believe to be the bloodstains of the people on board. Later, the police Bison's brother Miles had used his brother's passport and stayed in Tijuana and took him in custody.

The boat where where the alleged incident took place. SOURCE: Tiebreaker

Miles confessed that his younger brother and his lover had a fight and the NBA center forward accidentally killed his lover.  He, furthermore, claimed that Bison later killed Captain of the boat Saldo. 

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Fearing he might be next to receive the same fate, Miles shot his sibling in his self and threw the bodies overboard. 

Bison Dele died at the age of 33. SOURCE: Tiebreaker

As the investigation was proceeding on, it came to a halt as Dabord was found unconscious on a Mexican beach and went in a coma from an apparent overdose on insulin. He died on September 27, 2002, at San Diego Hospital. A really sad and unfortunate turn of event! Don't you agree?

How Much Net Worth Did Bison Dele Had? How Much Was His Salary?

Before his untimely death, Bison Dele had a net worth of $20 million which he mainly made from his professional career in basketball. Before he announced his retirement, he was playing for Detroit Piston and was the highest paid player of the club. Furthermore, he had signed the contract of five years which would have earned him $36.45 million during that time. 

Check out the short clip of Beson Dele in action!

According to the reports of 2016, on average an NBA player earns the salary of $7.77 million every year. Surely, he also made somewhere that amount if not more during his peak earning years. 

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Despite his short stay in this world, there is no doubt the power center forward lived a luxurious and lavish daily lifestyle.

How Was Bison Dele's Personal Life? Was He Married? Or Dating? 

Though before the time of his demise Bison Dele was never a married man as mentioned already he was in a relationship at that time in a relationship with his girlfriend Serena Karlan. 

Before his death, Bison Dele was in a relationship with his girlfriend Serena Karlan. SOURCE: CBS News

The athlete, in addition, was in a romance with a few people, one of such ladies being the world-renowned singer Madonna. The pair was in a relationship at one point of the time, however, the information regarding when and how long they dated was never revealed to the public.

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Other than that, there are no more details concerning his affairs and romance with anyone. Even if there were we might never know as the the 2.08 meter tall athlete took it with him.

Quick Facts: Bison Dele

Bison Dele. SOURCE: Detroit Athletic
  • Bison Dele was born  Brian Carson Williams on April 06, 1969, in Fresno, California, United States.
  • He is the son of mother Patricia Phillips and father Eugene Williams Jr.
  • His father was a singer and was the member of the 50s and 60s band The Platters.
  • The athlete grew up with his brother Miles Dabord.
  • He attended Saint Monica Catholic High School and later studied at the University of Maryland.
  • In 1991, Bison was drafted for the NBA by the Orlando Magic and played his debut match for the club the same year.
  • He later joined the Denver Nuggets where he played for two seasons.
  • Later he played in clubs such as Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls, and finally at Detroit Pistons.
  • Dele announce his retirement before the commencement of the 1999-2000 season at the age of just 30.

Body Measurements: Bison Dele 

Bison Dele. SOURCE: Tiebreaker
  • Playing as a center, Bison Dele was a huge man and stood at a height of 6 feet 10 inches and weighed around 118 Kg.
  • His eyes were light brown and hair was black in color.
  • Bison's zodiac sign was Aries.
  • He was 33 years at the time of his demise.


Updated On Sun Jun 02 2019 Published On Sun Jun 02 2019 By Daniel

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