The family of murdered NBA star Lorenzen Wright is suing officials in Germantown, TN -- claiming it wouldn't have taken police 9 days to find his corpse if cops would simply have had Internet… READ MORE >
Lorenzen Vern-Gagne Wright (November 4, 1975 – July 2010) was an American professional basketball player. Raised in Oxford, Mississippi, Wright played all levels of basketball in Memphis – high school, collegiate and professional. Wright was selected a Third Team All-America by the Associated Press as a sophomore at the University of Memphis. After being selected seventh overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1996 NBA Draft out of the University of Memphis, Wright moved on to the Atlanta Hawks in 1999. He was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in 2001, but returned to the Hawks in 2006. On February 16, 2008, he was involved in a multi-player trade, going from Atlanta to Sacramento for Mike Bibby. He held career averages of 8.0 points and 6.4 rebounds per game, playing in 778 (793 including playoffs) NBA games over 13 seasons. Wright founded the Sierra Simone Wright Scholarship Fund after the death of his infant daughter in March 2003.