Lorenzen Wright: Memorial Service Videos & Photos

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A memorial service was held today at the FedExForum for Lorenzen Wright. Wright's body was found July 28 in woods outside Memphis after he had been missing for 10 days. Full Story
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Dominque

Memphis, TN

#1 Aug 4, 2010
This Is just sad somebody toke lorenzen life for know reason...Bt my prayers go out to his kids and family!!wen i seen this it was just heart broken..
Guest40

Collierville, TN

#2 Aug 4, 2010
I understand and feel for the family over another needless murder in Memphis. Wight was a basketball player and from all the "stories" out there he was mixed up with people he should not have been. With that said, I find it sad that this kind of memorial has never been held for the Memphis soldiers (not one) who were killed in Iraq. Priorities folks, priorities.
Seeking the Whole Truth

Cordova, TN

#3 Aug 4, 2010
My thoughts and continued prayers go out to the family. May God grant you strength and serenity in your hour of bereavement.

God is more than able to heal all pain. Just remember, ONE DAY AT A TIME!!!

A special thanks to the Grizzlies and the FedExForum for a great Memorial Celebration in honor of Lorenzen Wright and to WREG for carrying it live.
twmson

Memphis, TN

#4 Aug 4, 2010
Guest40 wrote:
I understand and feel for the family over another needless murder in Memphis. Wight was a basketball player and from all the "stories" out there he was mixed up with people he should not have been. With that said, I find it sad that this kind of memorial has never been held for the Memphis soldiers (not one) who were killed in Iraq. Priorities folks, priorities.
I understand what you are saying, however the fans of Lorenzen wanted to see his memorial and the news coverage. If there was no interest there would not be this much coverage. I for one am interested in seeing the outcome of this terrible crime. There should be more special interest stories for our soldiers and giving them honor,but there is no demand for it. I could be mistaken but Nancy Grace does segments on her show honoring them.
Seeking the Whole Truth

Cordova, TN

#5 Aug 4, 2010
Thank God the city of Memphis got it right, this was a memorial service very befitting for a young man who gave and contributed so much to help others.

He didn't receive his fame and run as far from memphis as a lot of us would have, but he came back and had a great impact on many others. Also, he made many charitable contributions to the community.

Again Thankyou Memphis, to the Mayor and all other elected Officials, the Grizzlies and FedExForum, for a great Memorial Service befitting for a VERY FINE, OUTSTANDING YOUNG MAN.

THIS SERVICE AND DEED WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY!!!
Madea

Millington, TN

#6 Aug 4, 2010
Seeking the Whole Truth wrote:
Thank God the city of Memphis got it right, this was a memorial service very befitting for a young man who gave and contributed so much to help others.
He didn't receive his fame and run as far from memphis as a lot of us would have, but he came back and had a great impact on many others. Also, he made many charitable contributions to the community.
Again Thankyou Memphis, to the Mayor and all other elected Officials, the Grizzlies and FedExForum, for a great Memorial Service befitting for a VERY FINE, OUTSTANDING YOUNG MAN.
THIS SERVICE AND DEED WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY!!!
Amen!!!!!!!!
yup

Atoka, TN

#7 Aug 4, 2010
" I find it sad that this kind of memorial has never been held for the Memphis soldiers (not one) who were killed in Iraq. Priorities folks, priorities."

This deserves repeating...

but at least they did it for somebody worthy, like Mr. Wright, and not some thug.

“regular or double stuffed?”

Since: Aug 10

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#8 Aug 4, 2010
yup wrote:
" I find it sad that this kind of memorial has never been held for the Memphis soldiers (not one) who were killed in Iraq. Priorities folks, priorities."
This deserves repeating...
but at least they did it for somebody worthy, like Mr. Wright, and not some thug.
How is he worthy? He was no saint, just a baketball player.
Jesse

Oxford, MS

#9 Aug 4, 2010
twmson wrote:
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I understand what you are saying, however the fans of Lorenzen wanted to see his memorial and the news coverage. If there was no interest there would not be this much coverage. I for one am interested in seeing the outcome of this terrible crime. There should be more special interest stories for our soldiers and giving them honor,but there is no demand for it. I could be mistaken but Nancy Grace does segments on her show honoring them.
One of my friends just made a great point, even though we respect and honor our soliders that are deployed to Iraq, most don't ever give back to the community as such as Lorenzen did, some Soliders make over $50K during a one or two year tour. Mr. Wright gave back so much to the community including time. Also to point out when Soliders are killed in a senseless war started by G. Bush we actually know who did it. In this case we don't. I see no problem with honoring a standup citizen from Memphis.
cjb

United States

#10 Aug 4, 2010
WHere can I download a copy of the Lorenzen Wright funeral program?
twmson

Memphis, TN

#11 Aug 4, 2010
cjb wrote:
WHere can I download a copy of the Lorenzen Wright funeral program?
WMC TV website
SHAY SHAY

Jackson, MS

#12 Aug 4, 2010
can u tell me exactly where it is located on WMC TV
StoneCold

Millington, TN

#13 Aug 4, 2010
This should have been private for family and friends. Maybe now they will put him in the ground and move on. 13 years in the NBA and he loses his home and has financial problems? Something doesn't add up here. Stop the B.S. excuses, he was just another typical NBA broke player. Good father? 200K behind on support doesn't indicate that. Again, typical. I think his ex-sow had him wasted. Follow the money.
rya

Memphis, TN

#15 Aug 4, 2010
oreos7580 wrote:
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How is he worthy? He was no saint, just a baketball player.
Soldiers give their lives for their country, if they die they know why they are dying. This was murder unexpected and we dont know why. Let us not try to be judgemental for no reason. Sports is a big part of entertainment and he was a sports entertainer. Let him rest in peace.

“regular or double stuffed?”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#16 Aug 4, 2010
rya wrote:
<quoted text> Soldiers give their lives for their country, if they die they know why they are dying. This was murder unexpected and we dont know why. Let us not try to be judgemental for no reason. Sports is a big part of entertainment and he was a sports entertainer. Let him rest in peace.
Pshaw! Whateva! You think they would have done all this for a different ethnicity player here in Memphis? Very very doubtful. Stop making Wright out to be a martyr or an icon!! I sure as hell don't want my kids to use him as a role model!! As I've said before in a post, I have nothing against him personally. I take offense to all the hype he's receiving, and people claiming they're his friend. Just because he's black and you're black, doesn't mean you were friends Memphians!!
Guest40

Collierville, TN

#17 Aug 4, 2010
twmson wrote:
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I understand what you are saying, however the fans of Lorenzen wanted to see his memorial and the news coverage. If there was no interest there would not be this much coverage. I for one am interested in seeing the outcome of this terrible crime. There should be more special interest stories for our soldiers and giving them honor,but there is no demand for it. I could be mistaken but Nancy Grace does segments on her show honoring them.
Yes Nancy Grace is one of the few who acknowledges those who gave their lives (through no fault of their own) for our country. The media hype on this story is mind boggling. As I stated, I do think another senseless Memphis murder is pathetic. His family is suffering and I especially feel for his innocent children. He was a basketball player who (from reports) got involved with the wrong people. Also, from what is being reported, he was not a model father if he was so far behind on child support. If he could "give funds to the community", he certainly should have been able to pay support for his 6 children who, again, are innocent in all of this. As for 'some' who attended....my guess is they were there just because. My only reason for posting was to try to figure out why so much attention is paid for Mr. Wright but no special media or memorials are given for the many who die defending the very freedom that allows us to post on a blog.
Coco

Cordova, TN

#18 Aug 4, 2010
Guest40 wrote:
I understand and feel for the family over another needless murder in Memphis. Wight was a basketball player and from all the "stories" out there he was mixed up with people he should not have been. With that said, I find it sad that this kind of memorial has never been held for the Memphis soldiers (not one) who were killed in Iraq. Priorities folks, priorities.
I understand we should have at least one memorial every year for our fallen hometown soldiers, but this was not necessary for u to say this at the time. Ren did alot for our youth to keep them busy in the summer and he always donated school supplies so how could you say Memphis has its priority's wrong, no you are a hater!
Coco

Cordova, TN

#19 Aug 4, 2010
oreos7580 wrote:
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How is he worthy? He was no saint, just a baketball player.
He was worthy he did alot for our community and our youth unlike some athletes get your facts right, but like they say Memphis will never come up because people here are jealous of everybody else.
Coco

Cordova, TN

#20 Aug 4, 2010
StoneCold wrote:
This should have been private for family and friends. Maybe now they will put him in the ground and move on. 13 years in the NBA and he loses his home and has financial problems? Something doesn't add up here. Stop the B.S. excuses, he was just another typical NBA broke player. Good father? 200K behind on support doesn't indicate that. Again, typical. I think his ex-sow had him wasted. Follow the money.
He visited his kids often and came and got them during the summer for visits, and he was taking care of them just not the ex- wife, why do people always talk negative just pointless.
Coco

Cordova, TN

#21 Aug 4, 2010
oreos7580 wrote:
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Pshaw! Whateva! You think they would have done all this for a different ethnicity player here in Memphis? Very very doubtful. Stop making Wright out to be a martyr or an icon!! I sure as hell don't want my kids to use him as a role model!! As I've said before in a post, I have nothing against him personally. I take offense to all the hype he's receiving, and people claiming they're his friend. Just because he's black and you're black, doesn't mean you were friends Memphians!!
It has nothing to do with us all being black some of us grew up with him, went to school with him, grew up watching him play ball so he was like family, and Cohen is not black but he said I will miss him as being my friend, so move on with the prejudice comment

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