Adrienne Maloof

Adrienne talks sports, shares some of her basketball memories, and explains why she introduced Brandi to the ladies.

on Sep 28, 20110

When they say that sports are the most dramatic theater in the world, they aren't kidding. As an NBA owner, I can honestly tell you that I've been moved to laugh, cry, curse, and celebrate by what has happened on the court. In this past episode though, it was what was happening off the court that was causing me the most pain.

If I could have waved a magic wand or been granted a wish by a genie that day in Sacramento, I would have asked for everything to align in time so that we could get a new arena deal done with city leaders, partners, and the rest of the powers that be. We'd tried for a decade to get this done so that we would be able to give our fans what most of the other NBA franchises had -- a state of the art, fan-friendly arena that was competitive in the league. After this episode was filmed, my family was able to find a way to stay for one more year to see how we could get the deal done and give it one more chance. At present time, it's out of our hands.

The business of basketball however doesn't account for the heart of basketball -- and that's what you saw at that last game of the season. I remember sitting in that limo, watching the fans outside and wanting to tell them that I was right there with them, aching from what seemed to be inevitable at the time –- having to move the team elsewhere.

As a parent, I remember the euphoria of my boys' first game, and as a fan I remember winning impossible games and losing my voice in the process. Some of my best memories as a mother are courtesy of that arena floor. I will never forget the image of my boys out there before a game, drowning in their own jerseys and standing only knee-high to some of the players. Their eyes were wide with awe as they looked up at the men who would later whip the crowd into a cheering frenzy. I remember watching my babies chasing the basketballs, trying to throw one up towards the board but being barely able to lift it in the first place. And I remember seeing those little beings running around in front of thousands of people who were piling into their seats, and knowing that the fans around us cared as much about us as we do about them. All of the moments, the sounds, the games -- the sheer history of what we'd shared was hitting me right then. I mean, if you think that there is sweat and tears that goes into an episode of our show, you'd be right -- but most times it doesn't compare to the anxiety of sitting with thousands of other fans and biting your nails until the final buzzer.

65 comments
laura smith
laura smith

Adrienne and paul are the best thing that has happened to housewives. They should have their own show!!! Lisa vanderpump come on really, boring!!!

Küstenpatent,
Küstenpatent,

You have such a hard edge to you, but seem so kind and loving and I love that you don't get in the middle of gossip. I'd love to see you treat Paul with more respect and kindness though.

Tia Bastian
Tia Bastian

That was a long blog...but I am still your biggest fan...you are the voice of reason. You my all time favorite ..My life is boring, nervewracking, depressing and surrounded by caos...this show allows my to escape even if it just for an hour...I look forward to it every week...I feel like you guys are "MY" girlfriends....I watch the show just to see you and escape for a little while...Go girl! thanks for giving me something to look forward too!

Sherry
Sherry

I absolutely love that you are more of a presence on the show this season. Your a smart and dignified woman who is a positive role model. Also I love your marriage. Reminds me somewhat of mine......Just because your not all over each other does not mean the love is not there. You speak your mind and he is man enough to not cry about it....Love the dynamic between the two of you.

Thrilled that your more of a voice this season...Keep it going and sorry about the stress and BS with your basketball team. I did not know you owned one since I do not watch that sport...but I have been to your casino in Vegas and had a ball, even though I did make a deposit....but it's all good. It's Vegas and they don't call it gambling for no reason..... Keep it real and I will keep watching

miss mumi
miss mumi

Hi Adrienne! I love Jackpot! I wanted to comment on how you deal with Kim. It is true that alcoholics and addicts are the only ones that can change their behavior, but it is also true that those around them can help them or harm them. Enabling them, making excuses for them, acting as if everything is OK, etc. is HARMFUL to them, you are making them get even sicker. Do not be an enabler. You do not need to attack her or insult her, but you do need to acknowledge she has a problem. Think of all the casualties of addiction before you excuse her behavior again. God bless you! And be nice to hubby you have a keeper!! xoxo :)

foxy500
foxy500

I thought you were great with the fans! Its obvious you care about everyone connected to your team. You seem to be the voice of reason among the ladies, keep it up.

Debi in AZ
Debi in AZ

I can't remember the last time I laughed. Life for me has been hard. But, tonight's show broke that dry spell. Adrienne, you and your husband Paul NEED TO HAVE YOUR OWN SHOW!!!!! Seriously. I know others must feel the same way. The dog segment was hilarious.

Stsha
Stsha

I want Adrienne to be my friend!

sandi2
sandi2

Adrienne you looked so TERRIFIC in the catsuit you wore for your barb-b-que! Showed off your figure without flaunting your boobs. Sexy with Class - you rocked it.

Tulie
Tulie

My favorite housewife. Yet you're so much more! I'm so glad you are on the show, you ground it beautifully.

Atlanta Fan
Atlanta Fan

Dear Bravo , We need a spin off show of Adrienne and Paul .

Lanehousewife
Lanehousewife

You are the best! So enjoy you and your hubby. Please stay the same and not become mean to the other cast mates, as some are doing. It's not pleasant to watch. What is the deal with Kim though????? Her behavior is so strange?

Artist50
Artist50

I loved watching you with your team. I'm an Indiana girl where basketball is worshiped, I work at Butler University which slipped into the final game of the NCAA the last two years as a Cinderelle team, so I can relate to all those emotions you go through. You and Paul both lead high stress lives, especially with those boys! I've never known any good surgeon who wasn't a narcissist, I don't mean that in a bad way, but they are generally very focused on their work. I would imagine it would be difficult to have two heavy hitters married. You are a remarkably compassionate and caring business woman and wife and mother. It's not easy to fill all those roles well - a little money helps things keep flowing - but it take a strongs person to keep all those irons in the fire. You should be proud of yourself! Don't be too hard on Paul, I was divorced after 30 years of marriage. Sometimes we get too busy for the ones we love.

Viewerx
Viewerx

Thanks for being patient with Kim. You are he only one to take her on that way. I hope it helps.

Dana Westmoreland
Dana Westmoreland

I love your marraige to Paul,Its just like mine. Ive been married 20 years we bicker but thats us. You two are the best on the show. Good luck with your team. You two are the Best and my favorite.

milano
milano

Thanks for explaining about your team that you own. It even got my husbands' attention last week and he wondered what I was watching. LOL Thanks for being so classy especially with the other ladies. I was very surprised at Brandi tho' and wondered how the two of you could ever be friends. She's sort of crass. Gives me the shivers. Your husband is so neat and funny and I hope that the sniping you do is more for the show and not something that goes on all the time. He's so cute!

Alex2020
Alex2020

Adrianne, Thought your initial behavior (last season) on the show was dignified and self-censoring. However, this season's behavior towards your hubby makes some (me) viewers slightly uncomfortable. Paul appears to be funny, caring with a paucity of narcissism. I am married to a loving, brilliant and successful guy who would not tolerate a nano-second of disrespect, nor do I.

reneecfromsaugus
reneecfromsaugus

You are amazing! It took a lot of strength to go to that game and face the fans, especially not knowing if it would be dangerous or not. I love watching you and admire your strength and hard work. Another thing that I love about you is the way you do not talk bad about the other women and if you have something to say, you say it to them. Thank you for welcoming us into your home and life.

gramma
gramma

You are such a solid lady. Hoping you'll be on the show for its duration. Hang in there!!!

Tracy B.
Tracy B.

Adrienne you truly seem to be an amazing lady and really care about other people. You are the epitome of a class act. God Bless.

TidebeatsFlorida
TidebeatsFlorida

I've read that the Sacramento stadium is always sold out. It makes the Sacramento fans happy. It seems like even the players want to stay. So what if the economically depressed city of Sacramento does build a new stadium and it ends up only half full? This should open everyone's eyes to the fact that professional sports is all about money. The average middle income family can't afford to go to any kind of events.

ElishaR
ElishaR

I'm glad you've reached out to Kim, she was really ganged-up on last season... especially by master-manipulator Taylor!

gigirl
gigirl

you are refreshing and a true working housewive! its about time we see a working one! You need to lift up on Paul he is a good hubby! I also agree about your basketball team..give it some more time..LA has the Lakers and you have other business's and your husband has a JOB in which most of the other housewives's husbands DON'T!! So stop and think about us working class people and not $$$..that is what we all love about you! I hope this makes it to you and the blog! Love your fam....Jackpot also he is just to cute! better than giggy!

Cyn1
Cyn1

Having just closed a business because of the Landlord couldn't afford to upgrade to make the changes I need to succeed was one of the most difficult things I have ever done. I had basically supported my staff for two years but at some point I had to move to be profitable. I empathize with the situation Sacramento has put you in. It seems they have put you in an impossible situation and the fans can't understand. I think their anger is misplaced. Hang in there!

SallyAnne
SallyAnne

Adrienne, Wow, the exquisite details of your passionate relationship with your team and the world of sports itself was mesmarizing! Your husband and boys are so lucky to have you in their lives and to be surrounded with such passion. It truly does rub right off on those around you so lucky them. Thank you for taking the time to bring your fans into your unique world each week. Can I say that your should update your picture.....you are so beautiful and that side-swept updo is not so becoming on you.

Marge E.
Marge E.

Adrienne, Complement you on trying to be inclusive to Kim but in God's name why on that night? You HAD to be in Sacramento and there was all that tension. Waiting on her just added to it. You couldn't have invited her to meet for lunch some other day??? Best to keep it to a minimum not knowing what you would be dealing with. Keep it local so you can have to dash home. You had the best of intentions as I think you are truly a kind person, just not to Paul.

Sarah L
Sarah L

I love how you keep it real, Adrienne! Love you & Paul.

K.Rich
K.Rich

When you were signing autographs, and taking pictures with your fans it really showed how down to earth you are in spite of being filthy rich. You are my favorite and I wish you the best. God bless you and your family.

Ally
Ally

I don't know how you and Lisa put up with these adolecent mean girls. Kepp being you. You are great. My guess is after this season, you will probably be moving on. I hope not, but who could blame you. Best wishes for you, Paul and the boys.

susanmp
susanmp

Adrienne, I think you are classy and down to earth. It's refreshing that your focus isn't on getting your nails done, or shopping for a new dress but on the businesses you run. Wish you the best. Hope the other fans are wrong about you!

knuckels
knuckels

Adrianne your the prettiest & the one with her sh-- together. You definitely dont take sh-- from anyone & good for you. Stay strong lovely lady!

I-told-you-so
I-told-you-so

Why don't you stay in Sacramento until the economy recovers? Maybe then they will be able to build that new arena you want. It looks like you are filling seats even during a recession because of your loyal fan base. You won't have that in the LA area. Aren't people in the LA metro area rabid Lakers fans anyway?

juliaxxx
juliaxxx

You and your husband are terrific...a spin-off would be funny..

talula
talula

Love you and love Brandi. She may have her faults but who doesnt. she is a mother above all who has been treated horribly by her and ex and his new wife. You show who you are by befriending her even though she is not just like you!

Carmmen E
Carmmen E

Adrienne, you are not losing fans and if you do it is only those that hate and can not see truth anyway. I love that you stay above all the gossip. You know you have gotten where you have because you know how to conduct your self in business and in life. I have been with my husband for 35 years and yes we tit for tat all the time, it's just our way and yet we love each other so much and are commited to each other for life. As a grown woman you can invite whom ever you want to where ever you want, the few on here that say different are just way too sensitive and probably have problems on a daily bases because of it. Keep being you, please don't change because of this TV show.

jonsmom89
jonsmom89

Thank you for the vantage point of the Sac Kings saga. I've been a loyal fan for years and was so sad during the last few games knowing you all wanted to leave. Paul was making me mad because he was portraying the fans as violent people and untrustworthy. We have been nothing but loyal for years. Thank you for showing your true concern and pain in this decision. You showed respect and I admire you for that.

obvious
obvious

I am really happy you are on camera more this season.

Viewer pat
Viewer pat

Adrienne, we love you in Jonesburg, Missouri! You and Paul are the best!

TC Glenmont
TC Glenmont

You & Paul are great,the best part of the show. Keep the bickering in check as you appear to truly love each other.

sherry mohammed
sherry mohammed

I truly think that u are a very down to earth person .. with all the money and fame u ..u have a real heart and u are one of my most fav of the bunch of ladies :)

HOUSEandGARDEN
HOUSEandGARDEN

Thank you for sharing your business of owning an NBA team. You are so smart...a totally attractive quality to an already beautiful woman. Love you, Adrienne.

Chris from PA
Chris from PA

Adrienne, I really and truly admire your spirit (and your heart). To care so much about the sadness the fans felt and also being in a position of such awkwardness with their feelings must have been so difficult. You really are dedicated to EVERYTHING you commit to and that's just such a wonderful quality you possess. You may have tons of money, but honestly, you never act as if you do. You're kind and humble and I just think you're terrific! Being on these reality shows must be difficult for many reasons, yet you NEVER say a bad word about anyone, you share your opinion with openness and a warm heart. You're just lovely!

Sherry
Sherry

Adrienne, It is refreshing to see someone who is so considerate of others. There seems to be a lacking of people with your kind of character. I always look for the best in people and appreciate the kindness you show. The emotions that you were feeling for your fans did come across clearly.

Simply Me
Simply Me

Adrienne, I like you alot, but I wish that you would see that Paul is genuinly concerned about you and not trying to butt into your business. I also want to say that I feel if the Maloofs wanted a "state of the art arena" as you have put it, then your family should have footed the bill themselves, not potentially raise taxes for the ppl of Sacremento.

jamviewerLI
jamviewerLI

Well, great blog Adrienne, and I still like you the best (well, you and Lisa). I honestly hope you are being kind to Kim and didn't invite her so she can be judged anymore than she already has (#1 her own sister - horrible how Kyle outed her last year). I hope like the others who are treating Taylor with "kid" gloves, someone can be a true friend to Kim. As far as Brandi, whatever her situation/personality is, the behavior on the other women (well "so called" woman) was horrendous and demeaning. Once again, Kyle at the head of the class.

temecula viewer
temecula viewer

With you being in all the social "know," how could you miss that Brandi knew Cedric. At least Lisa had class enough to confront her on the recent photos. Kudos th her. There are those who seem to enjoy the constant banter between you and your husband. That kind of marriage would not work for me. My husband and I communicate, and yes disagree. But we also let our children know that even when we disagree we still love each other. If the bantering floats your boat great but do you think it is healthy for your children to see? I think it is a good thing Lisa moved to another home...I am not sure you are the most trustworthy.

NJ Housewife
NJ Housewife

I find you are the most fascinating and insightful of the group, based on your business acumen and management skills. I really enjoyed watching you navigate through the sports team issue much more than any nasty drama. And it was really sweet to see you and Paul display geniune care and concern for each other. I hope we get to see more of you in action-work wise that is-with your fabulous shoes!!!

Giademia
Giademia

Adrienne, You are my favorite housewife by far. I love your dynamic with your husband. I think it's real and honest. I think Paul is funny and I can tell that he really loves you. He felt protective of you during the game, and even though he didn't think you should go, he went with you. Our husbands always annoy us. It's called marriage. :) Anyway, I think you are fun to watch, I like seeing what you wear and I like your personality!

JanetPac
JanetPac

You have such a hard edge to you, but seem so kind and loving and I love that you don't get in the middle of gossip. I'd love to see you treat Paul with more respect and kindness though.