Lorenzen Wright: 1975-2010

July 29th, 2010 by Rahil Devgan Leave a reply »
In the heat of a moment, we often tend to lose that dash of perspective that keeps us grounded and real.

Did Joe Johnson deserve a $120 million contract?

Did LeBron James remove himself from the Jordan-Johnson greatness debate?

Sometimes, it's possible instead to take a step back and simply reflect for what it's worth.

The 1996-1997 Los Angeles Clippers roster added another horrific and tragic entry to its list. In May 2000, Malik Sealy was killed by a drunk driver while returning from Kevin Garnett's birthday party. In 2008, Kevin Duckworth died of a heart attack at the age of 44. Two months later, Rodney Rogers was paralyzed from the shoulder down in a dirt bike accident.

And now, Lorenzen Wright. 

As Jon Wertheim recollects in his account of Wright and his "posse," for a talented kid raised near Oxford, Mississippi, Wright's touching story is perhaps best summed up by his relationship with his high school point guard, Rewis "Raw Dawg" Williams.

As stars on a Memphis high school team, the two drove around the neighborhood in Wright's broken-down car and would stop by Taco Bell if they had a f ...

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