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Former Cav Lorenzen Wright found dead

Unread postby Watt » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:21 pm

Memphis police have found the body of a man that sources say is former NBA player Lorenzen Wright.

The body was found in southeast Memphis and there appears to be a self-inflicted gun shot wound on the body, according to police sources.

Via Eyewitness News - Memphis


Some backstory:
Memphis Police officers are on the scene of a wooded area at Hacks Cross and Winchester in southeast Memphis where a body has been found.

Officers can't yet confirm the identity of the victim, but two police sources say they are investigating whether it may be the body of missing basketball star Lorenzen Wright. Police sources have confirmed they are investigating a 911 hangup call from Wright's cellphone left Monday morning - the day he disappeared.

The body was found by someone who called police today.

Wright likely had a lot of cash on him when he was last seen leaving his ex-wife’s Collierville home, fueling concerns he may be the victim of foul play, according to a Collierville police report released today.

Wright, a former NBA standout who once played for the Memphis Grizzlies, recently flew in from Atlanta to Memphis to visit friends and his six children, friends said. He was scheduled to catch a ride back to the Atlanta area July 19 with a buddy with his six kids in tow. He was last seen in the wee hours of that morning, at about 2 a.m., leaving his ex-wife’s Whisperwood Drive home, but his former wife, Sherra Robinson Wright, 39, told police she doesn’t know who he left with or what type of car they were in, according to the missing person’s report.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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Re: Former Cav Lorenzen Wright found dead

Unread postby CAVSTRIBEBROWNSin07! » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:32 pm

Fuckin LeBron.
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Re: Former Cav Lorenzen Wright found dead

Unread postby StewieG » Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:48 pm

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RT @GaryParrishCBS: My God. RT @MStark13: Reports coming in to FOX13 that Lorenzen Wright was shot at least a dozen times.
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Re: Former Cav Lorenzen Wright found dead

Unread postby Madre Hill, Superstar » Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:12 pm

Christ almighty.
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Re: Former Cav Lorenzen Wright found dead

Unread postby Bayou Tribe » Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:19 pm

Used to work about 5 miles from that intersection, it was one of those locations where you made sure when you left before sundown. Tough draw.
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Re: Former Cav Lorenzen Wright found dead

Unread postby peeker643 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:37 pm

Bayou Tribe wrote:Used to work about 5 miles from that intersection, it was one of those locations where you made sure when you left before sundown. Tough draw.



I've been to Memphis only five or six times for work so I'm not extremely familiar with it. But your description above sounds like most of the Memphis I know. Save a few square blocks downtown and around Beale Street, the place is rough all over.

Driving back from Tunica casinos at about 2am one night the pit boss gave me the 90 minute directions around Memphis and the 45 minute directions through it. Told me if I went the direct route to make sure the car was gassed up and I didn't stop for drink, food or red lights.
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Re: Former Cav Lorenzen Wright found dead

Unread postby motherscratcher » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:43 pm

peeker643 wrote:
Bayou Tribe wrote:Used to work about 5 miles from that intersection, it was one of those locations where you made sure when you left before sundown. Tough draw.



I've been to Memphis only five or six times for work so I'm not extremely familiar with it. But your description above sounds like most of the Memphis I know. Save a few square blocks downtown and around Beale Street, the place is rough all over.

Driving back from Tunica casinos at about 2am one night the pit boss gave me the 90 minute directions around Memphis and the 45 minute directions through it. Told me if I went the direct route to make sure the car was gassed up and I didn't stop for drink, food or red lights.


Which route did you take?
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Re: Former Cav Lorenzen Wright found dead

Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:46 pm

Motherscratcher wrote:Which route did you take?


Obviously not the same one Lorenzen Wright took.
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Re: Former Cav Lorenzen Wright found dead

Unread postby dmiles » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:48 pm

My brother-in-law and family moved out to Collierville. He used to live in the city and while I never felt unsafe in his nabe, I didn't exactly feel at ease. I can't remember where it was off of Poplar but that seems like the whole damn city. Reasonably close to Memphis U (or is it UofM?) where he did his grad work.
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Re: Former Cav Lorenzen Wright found dead

Unread postby peeker643 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:51 pm

Motherscratcher wrote:
peeker643 wrote:
Bayou Tribe wrote:Used to work about 5 miles from that intersection, it was one of those locations where you made sure when you left before sundown. Tough draw.



I've been to Memphis only five or six times for work so I'm not extremely familiar with it. But your description above sounds like most of the Memphis I know. Save a few square blocks downtown and around Beale Street, the place is rough all over.

Driving back from Tunica casinos at about 2am one night the pit boss gave me the 90 minute directions around Memphis and the 45 minute directions through it. Told me if I went the direct route to make sure the car was gassed up and I didn't stop for drink, food or red lights.


Which route did you take?


I had a class to conduct at 8am. I opted for 45 more minutes of sleep and the direct route that evening but I've taken both routes back depending on the circumstances.
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Re: Former Cav Lorenzen Wright found dead

Unread postby OldDawg » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:22 pm

Watt wrote:Memphis police have found the body of a man that sources say is former NBA player Lorenzen Wright.

The body was found in southeast Memphis and there appears to be a self-inflicted gun shot wound on the body, according to police sources.


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So have they now ruled out the "self-inflicted" theory?
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Re: Former Cav Lorenzen Wright found dead

Unread postby StewieG » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:35 pm

OldDawg wrote:So have they now ruled out the "self-inflicted" theory?


Well, as of now they're only "reports". But if they're true...yeah, we can probably rule that out. Unless Lorenzen Wright was Mufasa from Austin Powers and just wouldn't die.
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Re: Former Cav Lorenzen Wright found dead

Unread postby Bayou Tribe » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:22 am

dmiles wrote:My brother-in-law and family moved out to Collierville. He used to live in the city and while I never felt unsafe in his nabe, I didn't exactly feel at ease. I can't remember where it was off of Poplar but that seems like the whole damn city. Reasonably close to Memphis U (or is it UofM?) where he did his grad work.




That's a great way to describe Collierville. Not in harms way, but not far away from it either. All of the neighborhoods directly south and southeast of the loop (240) are tough. Hickory Hill, Orange Mound, Zodiac Park are all not that far due West of Collierville.

The area directly downtown around Union and Beale is cleaned up and safe/nice, but that's all relatively recent. The Lemoyne Gardens Projects, which at one point in the 90's was thought to be one of the most dangerous places in America, stood within 3 miles of Beale. The only place I ever felt truly safe was right past the state line in North Miss or North/Northeast of the 240 loop in Raleigh, Cordova, Frayser, etc. Some really nice residential areas there.
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Re: Former Cav Lorenzen Wright found dead

Unread postby leadpipe » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:49 am

peeker643 wrote:
Motherscratcher wrote:
peeker643 wrote:
Bayou Tribe wrote:Used to work about 5 miles from that intersection, it was one of those locations where you made sure when you left before sundown. Tough draw.



I've been to Memphis only five or six times for work so I'm not extremely familiar with it. But your description above sounds like most of the Memphis I know. Save a few square blocks downtown and around Beale Street, the place is rough all over.

Driving back from Tunica casinos at about 2am one night the pit boss gave me the 90 minute directions around Memphis and the 45 minute directions through it. Told me if I went the direct route to make sure the car was gassed up and I didn't stop for drink, food or red lights.


Which route did you take?


I had a class to conduct at 8am. I opted for 45 more minutes of sleep and the direct route that evening but I've taken both routes back depending on the circumstances.


Well, if you're gonna roll the dice, mine as well do it in the morning, before anyone in that area gets up before the crack a noon.
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Re: Former Cav Lorenzen Wright found dead

Unread postby WiscTribeFan » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:52 am

If any of you watch the crime show The First 48, a lot of their episodes are filmed in and around Memphis.
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Re: Former Cav Lorenzen Wright found dead

Unread postby Doc » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:31 pm

WiscTribeFan wrote:If any of you watch the crime show The First 48, a lot of their episodes are filmed in and around Memphis.


Yup, and that show is the reason I'll never find myself in Memphis. Scary place.
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Re: Former Cav Lorenzen Wright found dead

Unread postby leadpipe » Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:30 pm

Doc wrote:
WiscTribeFan wrote:If any of you watch the crime show The First 48, a lot of their episodes are filmed in and around Memphis.


Yup, and that show is the reason I'll never find myself in Memphis. Scary place.


Fantastic show.

And everyone that's even the slightest suspect in Memphis, when the police put them in the computer, already has a rap sheet a mile long.

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