Fearful we will never know what happened to Lorenzen like so many others before him
Yes, there are an abundance of articles relating to Lorenzen Wright’s death. Yes, there are reports on news stations near and far. Yes, Lorenzen Wright was not a player everyone knew…but he did play in the NBA. Correct?
Where are the reports from the scene? Where are the news trucks that stretch around the corner? Where are the opinions…the analysis…the pointing of fingers? Where’s Nancy Grace and the rest of her ilk seeking answers?
Average folk who don’t look like Lorenzen become a national story sometimes years after their deaths. Despite his relative NBA anonymity, Lorenzen wasn’t an athlete with a criminal past who was on the top of ESPN’s home page or scrolling hourly on the bottom line.
When an athlete, specifically a Black athlete gets into some sort of trouble, folks who didn’t watch the sport somehow know who the hell he is, so what is the problem now?
It’s not like his unfortunate death does not contain the dramatic details Americans clamor for. He was shot 12 times. 12. TWELVE!
Is the death of Lorenzen Wright going to be some cold case researched and ultimately tried 30 years down the line or will folks finally catch on that his death should not be objectified?
Doesn’t his family deserve to find out what happen to their son? Wouldn’t the case be more scrutinized if America wanted to know what happened to him?
Is the lack of off the chain media exposure a cumulative effect of how the nation views the NBA?
This is not simply a sports issue as we all know this happens outside of the game as well. Put this in the proper context.
Why are folks talking about Albert Haynesworth and not Lorenzen Wright?
It seems like if a man doesn’t fit the emotional bill some folks connect to, then his death is irrelevant.
Since I’m in the loop, of course I heard the news before others but despite his disappearance on a Thursday, it appeared the story didn’t catch steam until the next Monday.
This is why I go hard on journalism. Yes, I know outlets give the people what they want, but I simply want to know why reports are so emotionally pronounced for some and relatively quiet for others. If I’m the only person bitching about this then please let me know.
Instead of finding holes in this post, don’t you think pressure should be applied to find the truth? Do your part.
“I don’t understand this man, why can’t they never solve the problem?” –The Blastmaster, KRS-One.
Yeah, it’s early and there still may be some answers, but stay ahead of the curve.
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No, no, no, no…