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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: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2010 8:55 pm
 

Body found in Memphis is Wright

...and if they find out this was suicide?  What then, Gator?

Why don't you wait until the story is more than halfway released before you write your final enlightening comment on the whole situation?




Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2010 8:53 pm
 

Body found in Memphis is Wright

It could be suicide. He was going through some things......I was hurt when i heard this. God bless your soul big fella.



Since: Jul 28, 2010
Posted on: July 28, 2010 8:53 pm
 

Body found in Memphis is Wright

Why does it seem that it is always the black athletes?  I hate to say it like that, but hell, it is so ridiculous.  We are all just waiting on who is the next black athlete to jump out of a truck at 50mph, or shoot a limo driver, or ......ah fug it, you get my point. I could type all day.



Since: Jul 28, 2010
Posted on: July 28, 2010 8:46 pm
 

Body found in Memphis is Wright

"where you at?"   nice sentence.  The ebonics is in full effect on a weds night.  Good luck with that big frank.



Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2010 8:21 pm
 

Body found in Memphis is Wright

Debo, please don't bring up Darrent Williams in your diatribe about irresponsible behavior.  He was not involved in any wrongdoing at all, nor any bad behavior at all.  He was totally an innocent bystander when he was gunned down.  Darrent was a very decent young man who did everything right.



Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2010 8:14 pm
 

Body found in Memphis is Wright

An eye for an eye.



Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2010 8:14 pm
 

Body found in Memphis is Wright

LMAO !!! BIG FRAMK I WAS THINKING THE SAME THING !! THAT WAS GREAT MAN, YOU MADE MY DAY !!!! AND THEN TO END IT WITH A DOUCHE BAG !!! AWESOME !!!!!




Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2010 7:54 pm
 

Body found in Memphis is Wright

You've figured out the whole scenario already.  We don't need CSI.




Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2010 7:52 pm
 

Body found in Memphis is Wright

You are an IDIOT!!!




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2010 7:49 pm
 

Body found in Memphis is Wright

Taylor was in the process of turning his life around when he was shot by a band of punks.He had become a father and it seemed to give him a new perspective in life.Using your vernacular he was an idiot who had learned.


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