Diamond preferred basketball

Diamond preferred basketball


Diamond DeShields is a great basketball player in the WNBA. She is also the daughter of former Expos player Delino.

“He wasn't too aggressive in pushing us in the sport, he was just showing us his support and that's what you want from your dad,” said the 27-year-old, who we met over the weekend. end of the NBA stars, in Salt Lake City. He is a loving father and I am so grateful to be able to call him dad.”

Diamond DeShields, recently traded to the Dallas Wings, was born in March 1995, in West Palm Beach. It was during training camp for the Los Angeles Dodgers, when Delino had been involved in a trade from the Expos for a certain Pedro Martinez, a little over a year before. 

Inspired by her brother

Since talent often abounds in one and the same family, Diamond considers his big brother, Delino Jr., as his main role model.

“My brother is my greatest inspiration, he is the best big brother you can have, she said, about the one who already played seven seasons in major league baseball between 2015 and 2021, mainly with the Texas Rangers. I'm still proud of him and of being his little sister. I have always seen him pursue his dream and it has helped me to do the same. »

Last year, Delino DeShields Jr. was playing at the AAA level with the Gwinnett Stripers, club -school of the Atlanta Braves.

About the name Diamond, should we see a connection with baseball when his famous father played mainly in the infield, that is to say at second base, during her sporting career?

“It would make sense if it did, but I don't think that's the reason”, replied, with a smile, the one that matters a WNBA championship, in 2021, with the Chicago Sky.