Last season on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills viewers saw Adrienne Maloof and her family wrestle with the decision to move their NBA team the Sacramento Kings to a new city where they could get a state-of-the-art arena built for less money.
But now, according to Yahoo! Sports, the family is thisclose to negotiating a deal to SELL the team to Seattle for an estimated $500 Million dollars!
The deal is still unsigned but is expected to go through although it will take "some time" to reach a formal agreement. The new investor group, which includes hedge-fund manager Chris Hansen and Microsoft chairman Steve Ballmer, is allegedly wary because of the Maloof's history of bailing on negotiations at the last minute.
Last year the Maloofs were very close to finalizing a deal to build the new Sacramento arena before canceling at the very last minute!
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Adrienne's family will still own an "extremely small percentage" of the team, but will have no input over the direction of the team. If the deal goes through the new Seattle-based owners plan to revert the team name and logo back to the Seattle Sonics.
In other RHOBH news, Lisa Vanderpump is opening up about her friendship with Kyle Richards. Lisa was Anderson Cooper's co-host earlier this week where the outspoken Silver Fox asked Lisa about Kyle's propensity for stirring the pot causing friendship problems between the two.
Lisa confirmed they are having issues, but remain friends! "There’s still a friendship there, but it’s been an arduous journey," Lisa tells RumorFix. Apparently the two have a bigtime discussion about their friendship on an upcoming episode. “You’ll see us both be totally honest."
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TELL US – SURPRISED ADRIENNE IS SELLING HER NBA TEAM? DO YOU THINK LISA AND KYLE CAN SALVAGE THEIR FRIENDSHIP?