Lorenzen Wright was an American professional basketball player. Initially, Los Angeles Clippers had selected him on the 7th overall in the 1996 NBA draft. Besides LA Clippers, he had played with other teams like Atlanta Hawks, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, and Cleveland Cavaliers. Throughout his career, he had played 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Unfortunately, the athlete died after he went on missing and found his body after 10 days on 28 July 2010. Additionally, Wright passed away at the age of 34 in Memphis, Tennessee. Moreover, his ex-wife Sherra Wright-Robinson was arrested after seven years in December 2017 and charged with his murder, and pleaded guilty in July 2019, and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Caption: The late basketball player, Lorenzen Wright.
Source: ABC News
Lorenzen Wright: Bio, Family, Career
The soccer player was born on 4 November 1975 as Lorenzen Vern-Gagne Wright in Oxford, Mississippi. He was born as the son of father Herb Wright and mother Deborah Marion. Further, at the age of seven, he lost his father after being paralyzed by a gunshot to the back.
Regarding his education, he had attended Lafayette high school in Mississippi and later Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis. Following that, he gained a Third Team All-American by the Associated Press as a sophomore at the University of Memphis. At the time, he was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.
The Los Angeles Clippers selected him on the 7th overall in the 1996 NBA Draft and moved on to the Atlanta Hawks in 1999. In 2001, he then traded to the Memphis Grizzlies and he later returned to the Hawks in 2006. He indulged in a multilayer trade in February 2008 from Atlanta to Sacramento.
Lorenzen Wright: Personal Life & Wife
He had married his wife named Sherra Wright-Robinson. But the duo was divorced at the time of his death but has been in contact with each other due to their co-parenting. Further, he had not provided information on his dating or married life publically. The ex-couple had welcomed six children and he had lost his infant daughter Sierra Simone in March 2003. In 2017, the cops arrested Sherra in California in connection with the murder of the player.
Actually what happened with the football player was that he first disappeared and later his dead body was found. Moreover, he left his home in Collierville, Tennessee, on the night of July 18, 2010, with drugs and an unspecified amount of money, according to his ex-wife. After he didn’t come in contact, his family filed him as a missing person after four days on 22 July.
Furthermore, police found his body on 28 July in a wooded area on Callis-Cutoff Road after the dispatcher called them from his cell phone. In investigations, his death occurred after 11 gunshots on his body parts and the investigators ruled his death as a homicide. In connection with his death, police arrested his ex-wife Sherra in 2017. She then pleaded guilty in July 2019, charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death and the court sentenced her to 30 years in prison.
Before arresting Sherra Wright-Robinson, the police had arrested a man named Billy R. Turner for murdering the player. He later on 5 December 2017 was indicted on first-degree murder charges and held on a $1 million bond. In addition, the gun believed to use in his murder in November 2017 has been found in a Walnut, Mississippi lake.
Caption: Lorenzen Wright and ex-wife Sherra Wright-Robinson
Lorenzen Wright: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
At the time of his death, he had an estimated net worth of around $20 million. He had mainly collected this money from his NBA playing career.
Lorenzen Wright: Body Measurements
The late football player had a slim and fit body that stood at a height of 6 feet 11 inches or 2.11 meters. He had a bodyweight of 118 kg with unknown body measurements. He had black eyes color with black hair color. Additionally, he had tattooed in most parts of his body.