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Body found in Memphis is Wright

Posted on: July 28, 2010 4:50 pm
Edited on: July 28, 2010 11:03 pm
 

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A body found Wednesday in a wooded area in southeast Memphis is former NBA player Lorenzen Wright, CBSSports.com learned early Wednesday.

The Wright family released a statment late Wednesday night confirming the death.

Wright was 34 years-old.

"Lorenzen’s family has come together to mourn his loss and honor his legacy," the statement said. "We appreciate your thoughts, prayers and condolences as they are comforting at this very difficult time. Additionally, we ask that you please respect our privacy as we try to cope with his sudden loss.”

Wright was last seen July 19 and reported missing last Friday. Memphis Police have not confirmed anything. But multiple media outlets are reporting that Wright was shot multiple times, meaning this will likely be considered a homicide investigation into the death of the former lottery pick.

Wright's death has special meaning in Memphis. The 6-foot-11 center is the rare athlete who played high school basketball (Booker T. Washington High), college basketball (University of Memphis) and professional basketball (Grizzlies) in his hometown. He leaves behind six children.
Category: NBA
Comments

Since: May 4, 2009
Posted on: July 28, 2010 5:12 pm
 

Report: Body found in Memphis could be Wright

"There" should be their. 



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2010 5:10 pm
 

Report: Body found in Memphis could be Wright

This guy was one of my favorite college players as a kid. This is too bad if true.



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2010 5:10 pm
 

Report: Body found in Memphis could be Wright

This is a sad story. But really, when will these idiots ever learn! People become millionairs and still wind up like this! dead! Darrent Williams, Sean taylor (yes, i know his story, he was shot at home, but i also know his story, he was NO saint)... i feel more sorry and sad than bad. Im pretty sure this wasnt so random.



Since: Sep 14, 2009
Posted on: July 28, 2010 5:09 pm
 

Report: Body found in Memphis could be Wright

My condolences as well.



Since: Mar 16, 2009
Posted on: July 28, 2010 5:05 pm
 

Report: Body found in Memphis could be Wright

So sad.  Sad day in Memphis.  Condolences to the family. 



Since: May 19, 2010
Posted on: July 28, 2010 5:04 pm
 

Report: Body found in Memphis could be Wright

every state needs the death penalty....crime will go down and if not they strap down the criminals and there (evil)history



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