Details Begin to Emerge Surrounding Lorenzen Wright's Death
The police have ruled Wright's death a homicide by gunshot, but they have yet to name any suspects in the case. According to The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, there were some warning signs weeks before Wright's murder.
The paper reported that Sherra Robinson Wright -- Lorenzen Wright's ex-wife -- had her home visited in recent weeks by three unknown men who had guns tucked into their waistband. The men wanted to know if her ex-husband, 34-year-old Lorenzen Wright, was home visiting his six children. When Sherra Wright told them no, the three men drove away. After this occurred, Sherra Robinson Wright quickly told her divorce attorney, Gail Mathes, about the encounter.
When Wright left his residence in Atlanta a few weeks later, he was gunned down a day after his flight arrived in Memphis. His body was found on Wednesday afternoon.
The Commercial Appeal is also reporting that it is unknown whether the three gunmen who appeared at Sherra Wright's house had any involvement in Lorenzen Wright's death. It is also unknown whether the story she told her attorney regarding the gunmen at her house was reported to police. Adding to the uncertainty of the situation, it still has not been acknowledged if Sherra Wright has given a statement to the police since her ex-husband was found dead.
After leaving Memphis early for the NBA Draft, Wright was a lottery pick when the Los Angeles Clippers selected him at No. 7 in 1996. Wright played 13 years in the NBA for five teams, including a five-year stint with the Memphis Grizzlies.