Attorney: Wright’s ex-wife threatened
Three gunmen said to have been looking for ex-NBA player
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Lorenzen Wright’s ex-wife was threatened at her home by three men who were carrying guns and looking for the former NBA player about six weeks before he was shot to death, the woman’s attorney said Friday.
Sherra Wright warned her ex-husband, the father of her children, about the visit by men dressed in sport coats with weapons tucked in their waistbands, lawyer Gail Mathes said. But she was frightened and didn’t tell authorities about it until Monday, when she alerted police in the Memphis suburb of Collierville, near her home.
“She was told that if she said anything she would be killed, or her children,” Mathes said. “Mrs. Wright was terrified.”
The body of the 34-year-old athlete was found in woods in Memphis on Wednesday, six days after his family reported him missing. He was last seen around midnight July 18, when he stayed over at his exwife’s house.
Sherra Wright told officers he left in the middle of the night with an unidentified person. Police records indicate Wright was probably carrying a large amount of cash when he disappeared.
Autopsy results haven’t been released, so it’s not clear when Wright died or how many times he was shot.