Arrest made in 2010 killing of former National Basketball Association center Lorenzen Wright

Arrest made in 2010 killing of former National Basketball Association center Lorenzen Wright

Sherra Wright, the ex-wife of slain NBA basketball player Lorenzen Wright, grieves at the casket of Wright during a memorial service at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010.

Wright averaged eight points and 6.4 rebounds per game while playing for five different National Basketball Association teams during his career from 1996 to 2009. But his body was so badly decomposed by the time it was found that it was impossible to determine whether more shots had hit him.

Born and raised in Memphis, he was a fan favorite thanks to his charity work with youth and his father's involvement as a coach in summer leagues. After three seasons in L.A., Wright bounced around from the Hawks to the Grizzlies and then finished with stops in Sacramento and Cleveland.

Wright was last seen alive on July 18, 2010, when he left the home of his ex-wife. He had been living in Atlanta, but in July 2010 visited Memphis. She also says that she overheard him saying on the phone that he was going to "flip something for $110,000", and that she watched him get into a auto with someone she was unable to identify.

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Before he left, Sherra Wright said she overheard her ex-husband on the telephone telling someone that he was going to 'flip something for $110,000, ' the document said.

According to ESPN, a police dispatcher in the Memphis suburb Germantown received a call from Lorenzen's cell phone on July 19. Though the call reportedly included sounds of apparent gunshots, the dispatcher did not send any emergency personnel and only let a supervisor know about the suspicious call days later.

Wright's mother filed a missing-person report with Collierville police on July 22, 2010. That info was not given to the Memphis PD until several days later and authorities also failed to make a timely connection to the missing person report. Wright's playing weight was around 225 pounds. Wright had at least five gunshot wounds to his body, two to the head, two to the chest, and one to the right forearm.

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