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Attorney: Wright's Ex-Wife Got Threatening Visit

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - An attorney said 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.

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

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

Meanwhile, police in the Memphis suburb of Germantown have been reviewing how a 911 call from Wright's cell phone was handled.

Rodney Bright, Germantown's deputy police chief, said department officials did not know about the call until Tuesday, eight days after it was received by a dispatcher in the early morning hours of July 19.

Bright said he could not discuss details of the call, which was turned over to Memphis police.

Wright was fatally shot and left in woods in southeast Memphis. His body was discovered Wednesday, six days after he was reported missing by family. Wright was last seen around midnight July 18 leaving his ex-wife's house around midnight with an unidentified person. That was only a few hours before the emergency call was made.

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