Former NBA player Lorenzen Wright’s ex-wife is scheduled to make her first court appearance since she was extradited from California on a first-degree murder charge in his death. Sherra Wright is set to be arraigned Thursday in criminal court in Memphis, where her ex-husband grew up and played college and pro basketball.
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A Murrieta woman will return to Tennessee where she will face accusations that she killed her ex-husband, who was a former NBA player with the Memphis Grizzlies. Sherra Wright waived extradition during a brief hearing Monday in Riverside County Superior Court. Authorities now have 30 days to bring her to Memphis, where her ex-husband, Lorenzen Wright was found dead in 2010.
The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright is fighting authorities’ attempt to extradite her from California to Tennessee, where she is charged with killing him in 2010. Sherra Wright made a very brief appearance Wednesday in Riverside County Superior Court. A judge explained that the only issue in her extradition is whether or not she is the person named in the arrest warrant out of Memphis. Wright said she understood and was told to return for a hearing Jan. 8.
The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright is fighting authorities’ attempt to extradite her from California to Tennessee, where she’s charged with killing him in 2010. Sherra Wright made a very brief appearance Wednesday in Riverside County Superior Court. A judge explained that the only issue in her extradition is whether or not she’s the person named in the arrest warrant out of Memphis.
Wendy Wilson was Lorenzen’s personal assistant. In the early 2000’s she says Sherra was leaving disturbing and frightening messages for Lorenzen. Wilson recounted those calls Monday when we talked with her by phone from Atlanta. “They were very very concerning, threatening in nature … very, very off-key. She was very very jealous and very very insecure,” said Wilson.
We talked with Sherra Wright by phone this past Thursday, hours before her arrest. She never indicated she knew what was coming. But she told me she and her children would be getting their story out soon with people they trusted. She said a lot of lies have been going around and they wanted the truth told.
The ex-wife of slain NBA star Lorenzen Wright is locked up in Southern California … after cops busted her in connection with his murder. TMZ Sports got Sherra Wright’s mug shot. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept. busted her Friday evening on a fugitive warrant for murder — which was issued in Tennessee. Memphis police have charged with 1st degree murder and conspiracy.
Geoff Calkins: Sherra Wright wrote a book about Lorenzen called “Mr. Tell Me Anything.” Might be time to update the Amazon reviews: amazon.com/Tell-Anything-…
The ex-wife of slain former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been arrested in California in connection with his death, sources close to the investigation said Friday. The arrest of Sherra Wright-Robinson came after the Dec. 5 indictment of Billy R. Turner in the former basketball player’s death. Turner was a deacon at Mt. Olive No. 1 Missionary Baptist Church in Collierville, where Wright’s ex-wife was a former member.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office said a Sherra Wright was booked Friday night into the Robert Presley Detention Center. Marion said she believes her former daughter-in-law was motivated by money, specifically a $1 million life insurance policy held by Lorenzen Wright.
Deborah Marion, the mother of murdered Memphis-born NBA player Lorenzen Wright, confronted Wright’s alleged killer with one chilling question during his first court appearance on Thursday — “How could you have murdered my son?” Wright was a University of Memphis basketball standout and a 13-year professional player who played for five NBA teams from 1996 to 2009.
A man has been arrested and charged with murder in the killing of Lorenzen Wright, the basketball standout whose body was found in 2010 and whose slaying has remained a mystery for years, according to a document.
Billy Turner, 46, has been charged with first-degree murder. According to a document, he was indicted Tuesday. The Multi Agency Gang Unit saw him leave a house in the 4700 block of Waterfront Oak Drive, get into a vehicle and travel to the Collierville Express Mart on Highway 72. He was then arrested.
Police say they believe they have found the gun used to kill former NBA player Lorenzen Wright, whose body was found in a swampy field in Tennessee seven years ago. Memphis Police Department spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said Thursday that the gun was found in a lake in Walnut, Mississippi, about 75 miles east of Memphis, Tennessee.
Memphis Police Department found the gun they believe was used to kill Lorenzen Wright in July 2010. Officers found the gun in a lake in Walnut, Mississippi.
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Noah was banished from the Knicks after an altercation with coach Jeff Hornacek during a practice last month. The disagreement stemmed from Noah’s lack of playing time, and it turned physical the day after he logged only five minutes against the Warriors. While no punches were thrown, the Daily News learned that Hornacek was the first to shove Noah before they had to be separated.
“I mean, I don’t really have an agent, so I’m not even sure how people get in touch with me,” he said. He added that Kobe Bryant tried to recruit him to the Los Angeles Lakers once when he was a free agent—he can’t recall the exact year—but he never gave leaving Dallas much thought.
Nor did Mavericks owner Mark Cuban give much thought to dealing him. “One time a decade ago when there was discussions of Kobe being on the trade block, [Dirk] said he would trade himself for Kobe,” Cuban wrote B/R in an email. “I wouldn’t.” But with the Mavericks struggling in recent years, have teams reached out about Nowitzki’s availability? “Of course,” Cuban wrote. “We laugh.”
“Misunderstood,” LaMarcus Aldridge said, “because I don’t think people really understand me.” Fortunately for Aldridge, his current employer no longer falls into that category. “People who don’t understand my personality don’t know how to handle me,” the 12th-year power forward said. “The Spurs have kind of learned who I am as a person and have let me be me. They had Tim (Duncan), who was an introvert, kind of a private person, so now they understand me better.”
“Some people accused me of being stubborn all those years I didn’t change. I didn’t think I was being stubborn. I thought that was the way to do it. Why should I change if I know it’s the right thing to do?” It was right for the Phoenix Suns because he was the right coach at the right time, with a point guard, Steve Nash, ideal to run his style, and frontcourt players, Amar’e Stoudemire and Shawn Marion, suited to his small lineups. That could not work in New York when four starters were traded for a post-up player, Carmelo Anthony, to fit into an offense without post-ups, or Los Angeles, where the Lakers were breaking down rapidly.
Destiny can be changed, but sometimes, it knows what it’s doing. For D’Antoni, it even held up a flight to a life and success he could not imagine. “I thought I wanted to do something else outside of basketball,” D’Antoni said. “I didn’t want to spend my whole life in basketball. I would do other things. I was a pretty good student. My mom wanted me to be a doctor so I went to pre-med. But what I do best is coaching. After a while, life just happens. “I just try to be who I am, try to do what I need to do. If I’m doing the best I can do, I can live with whatever happens.”
JJ Redick: Just saw a video that is being circulated of me wishing a happy new year to NBA fans in China.Clearly I was tongue tied, as the word I purportedly said is not in my vocabulary. I’m disappointed that anyone would think I would use that word. I love & respect our friends in China.