Do you remember the time....
The Jazz made a trade for Rony Seikaly and he refused to play for us? The offer was: Greg Foster, Chris Morris and a first round pick. Both Morris and Foster had reported to the Magic while, Seikaly, was at home counting the rings he would never help us win. In his career he averaged 14.7 ppg, 9.5 rpg, and 1.29 bpg. and had a crazy low post spin. The Jazz had, Ostertag, a fine specimen indeed, who in his career averaged 4.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, and 1.7 bpg.
FAST FORWARD TO TODAY
MR. Seikaly is a DJ....
What is the point of this thread you ask? well I don't know I'm still trying to flesh it out, but when I get there, I promise it will be beautiful.
02-24-2013 08:52 AM
Seikaly owns and runs a multi-million dollar real estate investment company; he is also an investor in the South Beach, Miami restaurants Quattro, Sosta, Solea, and Club Wall.
He is also an avid music lover, and has been producing and working as a house music DJ in some of the biggest clubs in the world and has singles released on Nervous Records, Subliminal Records and many more.
He has his own radio show on Sirius/XM Electric Area called SugarFree which airs every Saturday and Monday.
Every year, Seikaly hosts the annual Rony Seikaly Golf Tournament for cystic fibrosis.
When Magic Johnson returned to the NBA HIV-positive, and there was opposition to his inclusion in the league, because of his health status, Seikaly challenged him to a game of one-on-one to show everyone that HIV is not contagious by touch.
He was formerly married to Mexican model Elsa Benítez, the 2001 and 2006 cover girl for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues. They divorced in 2005; they have a daughter, Mila.
Seems like the dude has it pretty figured out to me.
Wow. Pretty impressive life. Good for him.
Originally Posted by Chad Feldheimer
The ironic thing is, he will play basketball with Magic, but won't come to Utah. He thinks he is this great, open guy building bridges, but he is just as close minded and the guys who wouldn't play basketball with Magic.
I bet he wears "sexy jeans" to the office.
"Back off Warchild, seriously..."
While I personally love living in Utah (although not a practicing member of the dominant religion here), I can certainly understand why some people would not want to live here. SLC is not South Beach, and if South Beach is what you like, SLC just doesn't cut it. And Utah does have its undeniable quirks that don't appeal to everybody. There's nothing wrong with that. Everyone has their own preferences, doesn't necessarily make them closed minded. You are being I think too defensive and perhaps projecting a bit here.
Originally Posted by green
Not at all. His example isn't unique either. Most of us are this way. We act all high and mighty when it comes to things we like, and stay away from things we don't like.
Originally Posted by jimmy eat jazz
It's quite simple. He held himself out as this "accepting of all people" person, by making a big deal about playing basketball with Magic.
Yet at the same time, shunned an entire state of people because of his perceived stereotypes.
It is what it is. We all do it. For example, in the Mormon faith, being obese is just as bad as smoking and drinking (the Word of Wisdom). Yet most of us look down on people that smoke and drink, yet we are obese.
Can't believe people are still hung up on this Seikaly thing. Greg Foster played better in the playoffs that year than Seikaly ever would have.
Besides did Seikaly ever expressly say he didn't want to play in Utah because in Utah. Personally I think he knew he was done with the game and was just hanging around to get a paycheck - I don't think he played another 25-30 games in his career. He knew he would have been expected to play in Utah and not milk his injuries - which he was notorious for doing his last two years in NJ.
Did that draft pick end up being Kirilenko?