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Retired NBA center Scot Pollard debuts on 32nd season of 'Survivor'

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - DECEMBER 29: Scot Pollard #66 of the Boston Celtics stretches on the court prior to the game against the Utah Jazz at the Energy Solutions Arena on December 29, 2007 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Celtics won 104-98. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Note: Copyright 2007 NBAE (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - DECEMBER 29: Scot Pollard #66 of the Boston Celtics stretches on the court prior to the game against the Utah Jazz at the Energy Solutions Arena on December 29, 2007 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Celtics won 104-98. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Note: Copyright 2007 NBAE (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

Here's part of what Scot Pollard brings to the "Survivor" television series: If fans from every one of his NBA cities tune in, that could boost ratings.

Hope we get to see many sides of Scot Pollard on this season of #Survivor pic.twitter.com/2m0vOu4xvj

— Ryan Kaltenbach (@RyanKaltenbach) February 18, 2016

Pollard, who retired after 2007-08, debuted in the new season of "Survivor" on Wednesday night, becoming the seventh former pro athlete and second ex-NBA player on the show. The 32nd season is a "Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty" contest, set in Cambodia.

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No, he's not on the "Beauty" team.

.@Survivor_Tweet premiers tonight! 14 reasons why we think @ScotPollard31 will win » https://t.co/71H6IC6X2e pic.twitter.com/ZXml9enAj2

— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) February 18, 2016

Pollard, a 6-foot-11 center, played 11 seasons in the NBA, with the Pistons, Kings, Pacers, Cavaliers and Celtics after four years at Kansas.

Small spoiler alert: Pollard made it past the first episode -- and without getting a bug lodged in his ear.

Earlier this week, Pollard made a bit of news with criticism of Kobe Bryant, saying: "I wouldn't want to play with him. I think he made the team about him as opposed to making the team about winning."

So we have Pollard going from calling Kobe selfish to being on TV looking for shellfish.