The whale watch may soon be coming to an end.
Sam Amick of USA Today reports that of five potential owners that could be in play as the large equity partner the city of Sacramento are targeting, two may join forces: Ron Burkle and Mark Mastrov.
Burkle of course is the billionaire grocery tycoon who expressed an interest in purchasing the Kings back in 2011 when it appeared they were heading to Anaheim. Of course, the Maloofs vehemently denied the team was for sale. Burkle's net worth is estimated to be around $3 billion.
Mastrov has come up in recent reports as being interested in the Kings. The founder of 24 Hour Fitness, Mastrov was the runner-up in the Golden State Warriors sale, reportedly bidding $350 million. Mastrov's net worth isn't publicly known, and while one website pegs it at about $350 million, he did sell 24 Hour Fitness for $1.7 billion in 2005.
Burkle and Mastrov in serious talks to collaborate on Kings bid
Sactown Royalty | Jan 23