Lorenzen Wright

Lorenzen Wright

Who is Lorenzen Wright?

Lorenzen Vern-Gagne Wright was an American professional basketball player. He played thirteen seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted 7th overall in the 1996 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. He also played for the Atlanta Hawks, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, and Cleveland Cavaliers.

What is Lorenzen Wright Famous for?

Lorenzen Wright was famous for a basketball player. He was selected 7th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1996 NBA Draft out of the University of Memphis. He moved on the Atlanta Hawks in 1999. He was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in 2001 but returned to the Hawks in 2006. 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 NBA games over 13 seasons. He also played for the Atlanta Hawks, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Where did Lorenzen Wright Grow Up?

Lorenzen Wright was born on November 4, 1975, in Oxford, Mississippi. He holds American nationality and belongs to black ethnicity. His birth sign is Scorpio. He was born to a father named Herb and a mother named Deborah Marion. His father was a professional basketball player who competed in Finland and once had a tryout with the Utah Jazz. His father was working for the Memphis Police Department when he was paralyzed by a gunshot to the back when he was seven years old. He was recognized as a Third Team All-America by the Associated Press as a sophomore at the University of Memphis. 

What is the Cause of Death of Lorenzen Wright?

Lorenzen Wright died on July 9, 2010 (age 34), in Memphis, Tennesse. Wright left his home in Collierville, Tennessee, on the night of July 18, 2010, with drugs and an unspecified amount of money, and was not seen or heard from again. His family filed a missing person report on July 22. His body was found on July 28 in a wooded area on Callis Cutoff Road just west of Hacks Cross Road. His body is buried in Calvary Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee. On November 9, 2017, the gun believed to have been used to murder Wright was found in a Walnut, Mississippi lake. Billy R. Turner, Shelby County landscaper and church deacon at Mt. Olive No.1 Missionary Baptist Church in Collierville, TN was indicted on first-degree murder charges and held on $1 million bonds. His ex-wife was arrested in California in connection with the murder. His ex-wife was a former member of Turner's church. His mother, Deborah Marion, told The Commercial Appeal newspaper that police told her Wright-Robinson will be charged with first-degree murder, the same charge Turner faces. In The Commercial Appeal, Wright-Robinson explained how she inquired early in the investigation whether she was a suspect. Memphis police searched her home and found burned pieces of metal and a letter addressed to her and Lorenzen Wright, but law enforcement at that time did not say what the items meant to investigators. Wright-Robinson agreed to a confidential settlement of a dispute in Circuit Court over how she spent the $1 million of insurance money meant to benefit their six children. Wright-Robinson pleaded guilty to facilitation of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Lorenzen Wright and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

What is Lorenzen Wright Body Features?

Lorenzen Wright height of 6 feet 11 inches (2.11 m) tall and body weight of 118 kg. He had an athletic body build. He has black hair and black eyes. There is no information about his body measurements but will be updated soon.

Is Lorenzen Wright Married?

Lorenzen Wright was a married man. He married Sherra Wright Robinson. They had six children, four sons named Lorenzen Wright Jr., Lamar Wright, Lawson Wright, Shamar Wright and two daughters named Loren Wright and Sierra Wright. They divorced shortly before his death. The marriage lasted 13 years.

Lorenzen Wright
Quick Facts of Lorenzen Wright
Celebrated Name Lorenzen Wright
Age 44 years old
Nick Name Lorenzen Wright
Birth Name Lorenzen Vern-Gagne Wright
Birth Date 1975-11-04
Gender Male
Profession Basketball Player
Birth Nation United States
Nationality American
Place of Birth Oxford, Mississippi
Horoscope Scorpio
Ethnicity Black
Education University of Memphis
Father Herb
Marital Status Married
Wife Sherra Wright Robinson
Height 2.11 M
Weight 118 Kg
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Mother Deborah Marion
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