Former Miami Heat Center, Rony Seikaly's Fourth of July Party

In case any longtime Miami Heat (or Syracuse Orange) fans remember Rony Seikaly, and wonder what he’s doing for Fourth of July, wonder no longer — here’s your answer:

For those of you that don’t know Rony Seikaly here are some facts about Rony:

  • He’s Greek.
  • He played for Syracuse University, and is one of their best centers of all time.  When he graduated Syracuse he was the all-time leader in rebounds, second in blocked shots, and fourth in points.  His jersey (#4) has been retired.

  • He was taken 9th in the 1988 NBA Draft, the Heat’s first-ever draft pick.
  • He averaged 16 points, 10 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks per game as a Heat player.
  • His nickname was “The Spin Doctor” for his trademark low-post spin move.

  • He owns a multi-million dollar real estate company.
  • He’s a DJ.

  • Apparently, when Magic Johnson returned to the NBA HIV-positive, Rony Seikaly played Magic one-on-one to show that HIV was not transmitted via contact.


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