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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
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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.
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Since: Jun 10, 2009
Posted on: July 28, 2010 7:46 pm
 

Body found in Memphis is Wright

Yeah we can keep them locked up on tax payer money for the next 50 years of their life, sounds like a great plan especially since we are going through a near depression. If everyone received the death penalty for killing someone, molesting children, or rape, don't you think they would think twice before they ruined another life?



Since: Jun 21, 2009
Posted on: July 28, 2010 7:45 pm
 

Body found in Memphis is Wright

Jesus called.  He said that you stopped reading a bit early.  Try getting to the "New" side. I'm still trying to get through the part with all the incest (aka Old Testament).

Lorenzen Wright, RIP.



Since: Jun 13, 2009
Posted on: July 28, 2010 7:44 pm
 

Body found in Memphis is Wright

I'm not sure I want to read too many of the posts here.  I just want to say for all the Memphis fans that Lorenzen gave us some great moments on the court.  I loved watching the big man play.  His Dad was quite a story as well.  My prayers go out to Lorenzen's family. 



Since: Feb 20, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2010 7:36 pm
 

Body found in Memphis is Wright

Wright founded the Sierra Simone Wright Scholarship Fund after the death of his infant daughter in March 2003.

This is truly sad.  I am sorry for the Wright family.  My only hope is that Lorenzen can be at peace with the daughter he lost over 6 years ago.



Since: May 16, 2009
Posted on: July 28, 2010 7:34 pm
 

Body found in Memphis is Wright

you're an ignorant moron. the guy was "no saint" so he deserved to get murdered? stupid ass.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2010 7:32 pm
 

Body found in Memphis is Wright

Someone else misspelled millionaires. Where you at? You're slipping.<br /> <br /> LOL...yer killing me...<br />




Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2010 7:16 pm
 

Body found in Memphis is Wright

I hate to break it to people but capitol murder is a state decision.It has nothing to do with the federal government except in federal cases. Also the tea party is just a bunch of windbags that have come up with some cute little catch phrases to get peoples attention. They are just protestors. ALso back on point here its definitely pretty sad but i would say that no matter who ever it was that was lying in the woods dead. Everyone has families


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