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‘Real Housewives of Miami’s Got Some NBA Flavor (Photos and Bios)

February 8th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

How about the wife of NBA superstars Scottie Pippen and the ex-wife of former Los Angeles Lakers Glen Rice part of the first season of ‘Real Housewives of Miami’ sound to you?  Pretty good most say.  But they are in the lineup like an episode of VH1′s ‘Basketball Wives.’

Alexia Echevarria, Marysol Patton, Larsa Pippen, Cristy Rice, Lea Black and Adriana Sid

Alexia Echevarria, Marysol Patton, Larsa Pippen, Cristy Rice, Lea Black and Adriana Sid

On the Bravo web-site, the cast of the ‘Real Housewives of Miami’ include some of the “connected and influential women in Miami as they live their lives to the fullest in this sunny city where the party never stops.”

Oh yes this is going to be fun.

With LeBron in Miami now this is a good city for the next ‘Housewives’ series.

Here are the biographies of the season one cast.

Lea Black

NUP_140292_0406.jpgDeeply loved, occasionally uncompromising, but universally respected, this Texas native is leaving an indelible mark on Miami. Married to one of the top criminal defense attorneys in the country, Roy Black, and raising their 9-year-old son, Lea has a reputation as a community leader. She raised money for President Barack Obama during his 2008 presidential campaign as well as many other local Florida politicians, and spends a majority of her time working towards the success of her own beloved charity.

Alexia Echevarria

NUP_140292_0168.jpgThis “Cuban Barbie” holds the pulse of Miami’s Latin culture.  As the executive editor of Venue Magazine, Alexia spotlights the latest fashion trends as well as up-and -coming Latin film and TV stars.  Alexia loves to spend time at her Miami Beach home with her husband, Herman, and admits she is at times more of an older sister than a disciplinarian to her two sons from a previous marriage.

Marysol Patton

NUP_140292_0469.jpgMiami native Marysol Patton is one of Miami’s most sought-after women both socially and professionally. Being divorced for 10 years has allowed her to put all her energy into creating and running one of the premiere public relations firms in town, the Patton Group. Armed with her bedazzled iPhone and a hot female staff, this PR maven definitely knows how to throw a party for her A-list clients. When Marysol’s not working, she finds time to hang with her mother, Elsa, a character in her own right.  Elsa considers herself a “seer,” not a psychic and she’s a hot commodity amongst A-listers looking for spiritual guidance.

Larsa Pippen

NUP_140292_0375.jpgThis wife of NBA superstar Scottie Pippen shares the unofficial title of “Hottest NBA Wife” with her friend Cristy Rice. A snarky Lebanese beauty, Larsa boasts that she’s successful at everything she does, including playing wife and mother to her four young kids. When she’s not busy turning her three little boys into star athletes, shopping for her one-year-old princess, or firing nannies, Larsa is happy to spend a little time on herself.

Cristy Rice

NUP_140292_0255.jpgAs a Miami native who is beyond proud of her roots, Cristy’s sassy Latina flair is evident in everything she does. Recently divorced from NBA superstar Glen Rice, Cristy has entered a new phase of her life, being single and living out loud. When she’s not out dancing at night or dealing with relationship drama, Cristy’s life is jam-packed with being a single mom to her three children and running her own clothing store.

Adriana DeMoura Sidi

NUP_140292_0124.jpgThis Brazilian bombshell is a full-time mom and a highly respected art curator who is always on the go. Coming off a traumatic divorce, Adriana wasted no time meeting her new fiancée, Fredric. Still her relationship is always on the rocks, as Adrianna’s flirtatious ways and fiery personality seem to get her in trouble and leave her peers gossiping.

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