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Lorenzen Wright Memorial

Posted on 03. Aug, 2010 by FSM Staff in Highlight, NBA

Lorenzen Wright Memorial

Tragedy seems to be striking the sports world more than usual these days with the recent deaths of Steve McNair and Chris Henry just to name a few. Lorenzen Wright is the latest sports figure to lose his life in what can only be described as a senseless act of violence.

Though the circumstances surrounding Wright’s death are still a mystery, the Memphis Police Department knows one thing for certain: Lorenzen Wright was murdered.

The Memphis police claim to be working hard to solve the case which they have ruled a homicide. Wright’s body was found in the woods outside of Memphis, multiple gunshots being the cause of death. It is not clear why Wright was murdered though there is talk of a high profile Memphis drug dealer being involved. Whatever the circumstances, Lorenzen Wright deserved to exit this life with much more dignity and our heart goes out to him and his family.

Lorenzen Wright is described as a “people person” who “never met a stranger” by close friends. The owner of the Memphis Grizzlies, one of the NBA franchises Wright played for during his 13 year career, said that Wright “…delighted fans on the court with his passion and off the court with his generosity in [the] Memphis community…”

After a productive stint at the University of Memphis, Wright came in to the NBA as the #7 lottery pick with the Los Angeles Clippers. During his lengthy career, he also played for the Atlanta Hawks, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, and Cleveland Cavaliers. A physical presence in the paint, Wright had career averages of 8 points and 6.4 rebounds while playing in a total of 778 professional games.

A statement made by NBA coaching legend Hubie Brown, who coached Wright during his time with the Memphis Grizzlies, does a good job of summarizing Wright’s career and the impact he had on his teammates:

“In my second season with the team…he helped us win 50 games and make the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. He had a physical presence, understood his job, was totally professional and, in our style of play, he excelled. He was well-respected by his peers because of his ability to be flexible. He’s an upbeat guy, and really enjoyed leadership. He was an emotional leader who could also back it up with his physical play.”

Another good guy gone. Rest in Peace Lorenzen Wright.

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One Response to “Lorenzen Wright Memorial”

  1. Catherine 18 June 2015 at 3:58 am #

    I had no idea how to approach this befnoe-row I’m locked and loaded.


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