Friday, July 30, 2010

Lorenzen Wright Tragedy Was So Unnecessary!

The moment that Lorenzen Wright's family reported him missing, we knew that this story wasn't going to end well. Wright's body was found 2 days ago in Memphis with his body covered in a wooded area of thick brush. Wright, who played 13 seasons in the NBA, and made millions, apparently was having a rough time. He'd recently lost 2 million dollar homes in Atlanta and Memphis, and now a new revelation that his ex-wife Sherra Robinson Wright had received a visit at her Memphis home from 3 men with guns in their waistband looking for Wright in recent weeks. When Wright returned to Memphis from Atlanta, he was gunned down on July 19th.

Speculation on the cause of Lorenzen Wright's death will not end the pain for his family and his 6 children. Wright had achieved the American Dream, and apparently lost it. His story should be a seminar to all athletes that the money can be lost and that you can return to the addictive lure of the streets from which you came. Lorenzen Wright's life deserved a better ending, and all we can do now is pray for his family in friends in their time of sorrow.


Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Sean Bell Settlement!

It took nearly 4 years for the City of New York to settle a federal wrongful death lawsuit involving the shooting of Sean Bell, Joseph Guzman and Trent Benefield. The $7 million settlement was divided amongst the 3 friends, with Bell's estate receiving $3.25 million as his 2 friends survived the more than 50 gunshots from police officers.

Sean Bell left behind 2 children and a fiance, with his fiance being the executor of his estate. Paultre Bell, legally took Sean's last name after his death, stated that the settlement was fair but bittersweet, since it will not bring back the father of her 2 children.


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Viewing A Bad Move!

President Barack Obama will be making an appearance on "The View" tomorrow instead of addressing The Boy Scouts of America's 100th Anniversary. President Obama needs positive press, but I don't think that visiting Barbara Walters and company will do the trick.

Obama is looking increasingly detached from the realities of economic hardship and providing the message of "change" to the country. While he needs positive press, we probably need to see less of him talking about "change" and more implementation of policies that will positively impact change for our country.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Mama Knows Best!

I honestly thought that Michael Vick was toast after the birthday party altercation, but lucky for him he gets to play another day. Vick was cleared by the NFL to play yesterday and he met with reporters on the first day of training camp discussing the events of June 24. Vick stated the following concerning listening to his mother:

"If I could recheck and do it all over again I would listen to my mom and have it private and let her and my fiancé orchestrate the party," "I didn't do it and that goes to show that mama knows best. . . . You got to start listening to your mom at some point."

He also stated that he knows that he's on thin ice, and that his career hangs by a thread in terms of any type of negative transgression. Vick will have to be a perfect citizen for the remainder of his career, and he truly knows that now.


Monday, July 26, 2010

Lorenzen Wright Still Missing!

Former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been reported missing by his family according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Wright was last seen on July 18, and the family suspects foul play. Wright played 13 seasons in the NBA with, and played college basketball at Memphis. As of right now the police don't suspect foul play, but the family states that his disappearance is out of character for him. Hopefully this story will have a positive ending.