CloseUp360 Presents The Rony Seikaly Story

Thirty seasons ago, he was the Miami Heat's first-ever NBA draft pick. Now, he's an international house DJ, music producer and real estate mogul. From war-torn Beirut to South Beach, Rony Seikaly shares his incredible story for the first time in CloseUp360’s documentary. You’ll hear him open up about how he made it through the Lebanese Civil War (which started in the 1970s), how he signed at college basketball powerhouse Syracuse University as a complete unknown in the U.S., how he became the Heat’s first international star, and how he cemented his legacy within Miami's nightlife scene as South Beach became one of the most popular destinations in the world.

Over the course of his life, Rony has reinvented himself three times—through basketball, music and real estate—building a successful career in each one. Simply put, there is no more versatile or accomplished middle-aged man in the world than Rony Seikaly, whose trainer says he could still “give people a problem” in the NBA with how active and in-shape he is at 54 years old. #CU360 #SeikalyCloseUp

Music note: Rony shared his own produced playlist with CloseUp360 to be used exclusively for the documentary.