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Uncle: Police Find Former NBA Star Wright Dead


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The uncle of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright said police told the family the athlete who had been missing for 10 days has been found dead.

Curtis Wright told The Associated Press that police called the player's father, Herb Wright, a couple of hours ago.

Police weren't commenting, but The Commercial Appeal cited a police source as identifying a body found in field in southeast Memphis as Wright's.

As police were at that scene, people flooded the area to watch.

The 34-year-old Wright was last seen July 18 when he was expected to fly out of town. His family filed a missing person report July 22.

Wright played 13 years in the NBA with five different teams and also played for the University of Memphis.

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