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Dele lived life the right way: his way

Whether he was Brian Williams or Bison Dele, the NBA journeyman lived life to its fullest.

Updated: September 12, 2002, 12:32 PM ET
By Sam Smith | Special to ESPN.com

Everyone has a favorite Bison Dele story. He is one of those guys you have favorite stories about. There are not too many people like that, though I never could call him Bison. Brian Williams was fine with me.

He played briefly for the Chicago Bulls during their fifth championship season in 1996-97. The NBA's peculiar salary cap rules prevented the Bulls from offering Williams a substantial contract, and I was a little surprised he moved on to the Detroit Pistons for more than $50 million ...

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