Saturday , Jul , 31 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Armed men threatened Lorenzen Wright’s wife

Three armed men looking for Lorenzen Wright showed up at the home of the former NBA player’s ex-wife about six weeks before he was found shot to death, an attorney said Friday.

Lawyer Gail Mathes said her client, Sherra Wright, was afraid for herself and her children, so she kept quiet about the encounter until Monday. She then alerted police in the Memphis suburb of Collierville.

The men, dressed in sport coats with weapons in view, threatened Sherra Wright and her family if she told anyone about the visit, Mathes said. The attorney’s account was first reported by The Commercial Appeal.

Lorenzen Wright’s body was found Wednesday in the woods in southeast Memphis. He had been missing since July 18, when he left his ex-wife’s house around midnight with an unidentified person.

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