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Lorenzen Wright’s Death Ruled a Homicide

July 29, 2010

According to police in Memphis, the cause of death of Lorenzen Wright has been ruled a homicide by gunshot wound.

From the Associated Press:

Family members had said Wednesday that police told them Wright’s body had been found near an apartment complex. Police delayed confirmation, awaiting an autopsy that confirmed the identity based on dental records, authorities said in a statement. The Shelby County medical examiner’s office reported that Wright died of a gunshot wound, police said.

Wright, a 34-year-old Memphis native, was last seen around midnight July 18. His family filed a missing person report with police on July 22, but investigators said as recently as Monday that they didn’t suspect foul play.

From CBS News:

Relatives of Wright had previously said remains found in a wooded area were his, and Thursday afternoon, the Shelby County Medical Examiner officially identified the victim as Wright. The cause of death has been ruled a homicide by gunshot wound, according to CBS affiliate WREG.

Lorenzen Wright’s Body Found in Memphis

July 28, 2010

Sad news today as the body of former NBA and University of Memphis basketball player Lorenzen Wright was found in the woods near Memphis.

From Fox Sports:

Wright’s uncle, Curtis Wright, says Memphis police have confirmed to family members that the body found in a wooded area in the southeastern part of the city is the former Grizzlies player, according to The Associated Press.

A law enforcement source also told The Commercial Appeal in Memphis that the body was Wright’s.

According to a police report released on Wednesday, Wright could have been a victim of foul play after he was thought to be seen carrying some amount of cash while leaving his ex-wife’s home in the nearby Memphis suburb of Collierville.

From USA Today:

Nearly 50 people gathered next to a road blocked off by police beside a wooded area about 15 miles south of downtown Memphis.

The 34-year-old Wright was last seen July 18 when he was expected to fly out of town. His family filed a missing person report July 22.

Wright played 13 years in the NBA with five different teams: the Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta Hawks, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings and most recently the Cleveland Cavaliers with 17 games in the 2008-09 season. Wright left the University of Memphis early for the NBA, and the Clippers made him a lottery pick with the No. 7 selection overall.

LeBron James Turns His Back on Cleveland

July 8, 2010

Well…I’m not surprised that Lebron James turned his back on the city of Cleveland. That’s what cowards do.

Now, he’s off to Miami where the chosen one believes he is destined to win a championship. Only time will tell if this will happen.

Frankly, I don’t really care. I’m not a fan of basketball or the NBA. I’m definitely not a fan of Lebron James. Never have been and never will.

Someday, I think LeBron will look back on this decision and realize that he made the true “mistake by the lake.” I can’t see him winning a championship in Miami, just like he never would have won one in Cleveland.

He’ll be the greatest player that NEVER won a title. At least this year, he’ll have nicer weather when he makes his early playoff exit!

Let’s just hope that his house is still standing when he gets home 🙂

Giants Spoil Cowboys’ Home Opener

September 21, 2009

The New York Giants beat the Dallas Cowboys last night in front of a record crowd of 105, 121 fans which broke the NFL’s previous record of just over 103, 000.

Everyone was in attendance from George Bush, John Madden and LeBron James to former Cowboy legends Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin.

From USA Today:

Lawrence Tines made it seem like the crowd could’ve been 10,000 when he punched through a 37-yard field with no time left to silence the stadium and leave Jerry Jones’ head shaking.

“Everybody makes a big deal because we spoiled their little party,” Giants’ defensive end Justin Tuck said on Yahoo! Sports. “Every other game we play in the NFC East will be just as big.”

This wasn’t the biggest game of the year, though that’s probably the way the Cowboys wanted it to appear. Far from it. Despite an electric atmosphere, worshipping Cowboys owner Jones for his Texas-sized credit card, all the dust eventually settled and what was left was just another divisional game that both teams needed to have. Probably more-so for the Cowboys in their first game inside the $1.15 billion stadium.

Shaq Traded to Cavaliers

June 25, 2009

The much hyped trade appears to have become reality, according to sources at ESPN.

From Bloomberg:

The Phoenix Suns agreed to trade center Shaquille O’Neal to the Cleveland Cavaliers, where the 15-time All-Star will team with National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player LeBron James, ESPN reported on its Web site.

The 7-foot-1 O’Neal will add a dominating presence inside for Cleveland. The Cavaliers had the NBA’s best record last season, then lost to Orlando in the Eastern Conference final as Magic center Dwight Howard averaged 25.8 points and 13 rebounds.

O’Neal, 37, has averaged 24.7 points and 11.2 rebounds over his 17-year career. He won three NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers and one with the Miami Heat, and was the league MVP in 2000.

Cleveland will send Ben Wallace and Aleksandar Pavlovic, a second-round pick in tonight’s NBA draft and $500,000 to Phoenix for O’Neal, the fifth-leading scorer in league history, ESPN said, citing sources it didn’t identify. The trade is expected to be completed today, the sports network said.

Magic Knock Off LeBron James and Cavs; Go Up 3 Games to 1

May 27, 2009

Maybe it’s not time for King James’ coronation, just yet afterall!

Dwight Howard scored 10 points in overtime and Orlando withstood 44 points and a last second shot by LeBron James for a 116-114 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers last night to take a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers are also having a difficult time with the Denver Nuggets. That series is tied 2-2.

From the Associated Press:

The resilient Magic, who have overcome injuries, double-digit deficits and a spat between their star and coach, are one win from their first trip to the NBA finals since 1995.

“You can almost taste it,” said Orlando’s Rafer Alston, who scored 26 points. “We’ve got to win one more game and it’s not going to be easy.”

The Magic, who won a Game 7 in Boston in the last round, can close out the Cavaliers in Cleveland on Thursday night.

Howard finished with 27 points, 14 rebounds and again made his free throws — 7 of 9 — and the Magic made a team playoff record 17 3-pointers. Rashard Lewis and Mickael Pietrus had 17 points each for Orlando.

“We just have to keep fighting,” Howard said. “We have an excellent opportunity in front of us. We can’t think that anything’s going to be easy. As a team, we believe that anytime we step on the floor and play our brand of basketball we can win.”