Learn all the net worth details you need to know of the late professional basketball player Lorenzen Wright.
Lorenzen Wright was one of the most talented basketball players in the NBA. He had a stellar career during his college days at the University of Memphis and then in the NBA with Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta Hawks, Memphis Hawks, Sacramento Kings, and Cleveland Cavaliers.
But Lorenzen Wright was murdered in 2010, having been shot to death. Seven years after his death, his ex-wife Sherra Wright-Robinson got charged with his murder, and a year and a half later, she pleaded guilty.
It's nearly ten years since Lorenzen Wright's demise, but people have not still forgotten his contribution to basketball. Below, we take a look at the details of his career and net worth to get a bit of a recap of his professional life.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, former professional basketball player Lorenzen Wright held an estimated net worth of $20 million before his demise in July 2010. He'd accumulated all of this fortune from his 13 seasons of a career as an NBA player.
Former professional basketball player Lorenzen Wright held an estimated net worth of $20 million before his demise in July 2010.
Source: The Commercial Appeal
As per Yahoo Sports, Lorenzen Wright earned an estimated salary of $55.2 million in total from his overall career before his death. From 1996 to 1999, during his time with the Los Angeles Clippers, Wright used to make between $1 million and $2 million per year in salary. His playing career with Atlanta Hawks from 1999 to 2001 earned him an annual salary that ranged between $4.5 million and $5 million.
From 2001 until 2006, Lorenzen Wright played for Memphis Grizzlies. He made between $5.5 million to $7.7 million in his time with the Grizzlies as his annual salary. His subsequent seasons with a return to Atlanta Hawks (2006-2007) and Sacramento Kings (2007-2008) earned him $3 million per season. His final season of 2008-2009 with the Cleveland Cavaliers paid him an annual income of $1.2 million.
Lorenzen Wright was born and raised in Oxford, Mississippi. He used to play for Lafayette High School before transferring to Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, where she spent playing for the school's basketball team in his senior year.
Lorenzen Wright was born and raised in Oxford, Mississippi.
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Lorenzen Wright played in all three levels of basketball in Memphis- high school, collegiate and professional. His father, Herb, was also a professional basketball player who competed in Finland and once had a tryout with the Utah Jazz. Lorenzen got recognition as a Third Team All-America by the Associated Press as a sophomore at the University of Memphis. During his time at the university, he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.
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