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Bison Dele Killed By His Brother Miles Dabord; His Net Worth

Bison Dele Killed By His Brother Miles Dabord; His Net Worth

Facts of Bison Dele

Full Name: Bison Dele
Birth Date: April 6, 1969
Age: 52 years
Gender: Male
Profession: Basketball Player
Country: United States
Horoscope: Aries
Height: 6 feet 10 inches (2.08m)
DatingSerena Karlan
Break UpMadonna Louise Ciccone
Net Worth$20 million
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorDark Brown
Birth PlaceFresno, California
EducationSaint Monica Catholic High School, Bishop Gorman High School, the University of Maryland, and the University of Arizona
FatherEugene Williams
MotherPatricia Phillips
SiblingsMiles Dabord
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Bison Dele was an American professional basketball player who played center for the NBA’s Orlando Magic, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls, and Detroit Pistons.

Bison Dele shared Childhood with a Brother

Bison Dele was birthed as Brian Carson Williams on 6th April 1969, in Fresno, California, the United States of America. His father’s name is Eugene Williams while his mother’s name is Patricia Phillips. His father is the singer of the musical group The Platters. Unfortunately, Bison’s parents divorced.

Bison Dele with his brother, Miles Dabord
Caption: Bison Dele with his brother, Miles Dabord (Photo: Sports Illustrated)

He grew up with his brother, Miles Dabord. His mother, Patricia remarried and raised them in Fresno. Bison held an American nationality while he belonged to African-American and Cherokee ethnic backgrounds.

Bison Dele stood at a tall height of 6 feet 10 inches while his body weight was 118kg at the time of death. Dele’s hair and eyes were dark browns in color.


He attended Saint Monica Catholic High School in Santa Monica, California, and later, transferred to Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. Further, he attended the University of Maryland and later, transferred to the University of Arizona.

Bison Dele Killed By His Brother Miles Dabord

In the year 2002, Bison Dele was believed to be murdered by his own older brother Miles Dabord. Bison, his girlfriend, Serena Karlan, his brother, Miles, and Bertrand Saldo had sailed a boat on the South Pacific Ocean to spend their holiday.

Since that day all of them went missing and were never heard from them again. On 5th September 2002, police run a sting operation and they came to know that Dabord had forged Bison’s signature in order to buy $152k worth using Bison’s passport as identification.

Bison Dele disappear in South Pacific
Caption: Bison Dele disappear in South Pacific (Photo: Sports Illustrated)

On 27th September 2002, Miles died in California due to an overdose of insulin. Before his death, Miles revealed that Miles and Bison had a fight where Serena totally got injured and died when her head struck part of the boat.

When Bertrand wanted to report her death, Bison killed him while Miles then shot Bison in self-defense and threw all the bodies overboard, and subsequently fled back to the United States. Later, a memorial service was then held for the brothers.

What was Bison Dele Net Worth?

Bison Dele had an estimated net worth of $20 million at the time of his death. At the time of his retirement, he was regarded as the highest-paid player of the club, Detroit Pistons as he had signed the five-year contract with them. If he played that season, his contract would have helped him earn more than $36.4 million.


At the age of 30 years old, he retired from the NBA. At that time of his retirement, he had signed the contract of five years with the club, Detroit Pistons but he decided to walk away from the remaining five years.

Who was Bison Dele Dating?

Bison Dele was dating his late girlfriend, Serena Karlan during the time of his death. At that time, there was some news regarding their marriage as they were often seen together in the public. Unfortunately, both of them disappear in the South Pacific.

Bison Dele's girlfriend, Serena Karlan
Caption: Bison Dele’s girlfriend, Serena Karlan
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Previous Relationship

Before Serena, Bison Dele was in a romantic relationship with an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman, Madonna Louise Ciccone. After dating for some years, they decided to separate their ways and broke up with each other.


  • Bison Dele was active in basketball since his college days.
  • He played for two seasons for the University of Arizona and later, he got drafted with the 10th pick in the first round of the 1991 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic
  • After that, he played for the Denver Nuggets for two seasons.
  • Some of the other teams where he was associated are Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls, and Detroit Pistons.
Bison Dele, American basketball player
Caption: Bison Dele, American basketball player
Photo: Tucson