Lorenzen Wright's voice was last heard on a desperate 911 call in July of 2010, but his story — and the path that led him to that moment — began long before that fateful night.
WREG TV began covering Wright from the time he emerged on the local high school basketball scene in Memphis in the early 1990s, through his college playing days at the University of Memphis and his 13-year run in the NBA, including playing on his home turf with the Memphis Grizzlies. He was considered by many to be a shining star.
Killing Lorenzen: Love | Basketball | Murder is an investigative podcast by WREG's investigative team about the life and death of Lorenzen Wright, and his ex-wife Sherra Wright, now sitting behind bars after pleading guilty to facilitating his murder, nearly nine years to the day later.
Part 2 of "Ten Days" goes into the finding of Lorenzen Wright’s body 10 days after he disappeared in July 2010. Hear from friends and family who re-live the tragedy of finding out Lorenzen had been murdered, go behind the scenes at his funeral as eyes were on his ex-wife Sherra Wright and learn why police were at a disadvantage in the murder investigation.