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.
This podcast retraces the story of NBA star Lorenzen Wright, from his birth to his untimely death and the search for justice in his killing. It is also a story of Sherra Robinson Wright, who pleaded guilty in July 2019 to facilitating his death — but not for the murder itself.