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You played a solid college basketball career that includes a Final Four. You played pro ball for various teams in an eleven-year career. You own various team records for blocks and rebounds. Your college jersey was retired to much fanfare. You've been linked to some of the most beautiful women in the world.

I'd say you'd be pretty please with yourself and ready to spend your remaining days on a sandy beach, relaxing.

You sir, are no Rony Seikaly.

Sure, there are sand beaches in Rony's future, but no relaxing. That's because Seikaly will be participating in the AVP Cuervo Gold Crown Miami Open this weekend. Without any practice or history playing beach volleyball, 6'11" Rony will be teaming up with 6'1" Gaston Macau who "has never had a top-four U.S. finish, and his career earnings are only $9,500, which is the kind of cash you could have found in Seikaly's shirt pocket during his days in the NBA." Sounds like a promising duo.

Macau has high hopes for his partner, who is
"By far the tallest ... by about five inches. He is 6-11, it can't be all that bad. I'm just going to try and stay on the court with him." Ooookay. But I'm sure the competitive spirit within Seikaly will carry them to victory, right Rony?

"...this is not super competitive for me."

If that doesn't get you excited about paying to see this, I don't know what will.