NBA Widow Spends $1 Million in 10 Months

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If you can remember back to 2010 when NBA player Lorenzen Wright was killed by a gunshot to the head, you will remember how tragic the entire story was for this young athlete and his family.

Wright earned over $55 million during his career and was divorced only a couple of months before his death from Sherra Robinson-Wright. After Robinson-Wright was cleared of being a suspect in the shooting, she received a check for $1 million dollars. After only 10 months that million is almost gone.

Here’s what she spent it on…

• $32,000 for a Cadillac Escalade

• $26,000 for a Lexus

• $69,000 on furniture

• $11,750 for a New York trip

• $339,000 for purchase and improvement to a new home

• $7,100 for a pool deposit

• $5,000 for lawn equipment

• $34,000 on legal fees

The money was left and supposed to go towards taking care of Wright’s six children. The mismanagement of money was brought to the attention of the Memphis courts and after an investigation a judge took the remaining money away from Robinson-Wright and gave the remainder for Lorenzen Wright’s father. The other money that the family received as death benefits from the NBA was also frozen.

When Wright died, he was paying $16,650 per month in child another $10,000 in alimony, giving his ex-wife a total of $319,000 per year.

This story is so sad for the children. Not only do they not have a father anymore, their mother is throwing away what money they do have to keep up with the Jones’.

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

Marcelle English

 

 

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28 thoughts on “NBA Widow Spends $1 Million in 10 Months”

  1. What else is news? It seems like the kids always get the shaft!! The so called parents only think of themselves, sometimes. This lady was hell bent on pissing away 1 million bucks. She buys a $339,000.00 dollar house, just how in the heck is she going to afford all the taxes that go along with this purchase, do people ever think?? Looks like the kids will be going back to their old digs soon with a Caddy parked out front. Specking of which. What she going to do, drive 10 feet get out & drive the Lexas 10 & so on to use 2 new vehicles? What a jerk!

  2. The estate should get their money back. If they can freeze the money after 1,000,000 dollars were spent, they could freeze it after $1 was spent. Women are just so greedy and stupid fools, apologies to good moms.

  3. do the math, thats only $523,850.00. Also do all the kids live with her thats toward there comfort of life….by the way I’am a male…………leave the poor girl alone for gods sake………..not to mention most high has the final word…………..PEACE FAM

  4. OK, now is the time to look back into the shooting of this young man. Maybe there is something more there. Thanks to the Judge, for saving the kids, from there Mother.I hope she never get another dime. And did they ever find out who kill this young man? If so please post it.

  5. Hey Melanie, there is nothing sad about you…:)………Again people the MOST HIGH will sort it out…….and kids will grow up and realize one way or the other………….

  6. That’s why states are giving kids to dads because moms now a days are just out for self. Before you comment the baby can’t drive and escalade. She needs therapy!

  7. I think they shouId have never cIosed the investigation on her in the first pIace. I thought from the beginning she pIayed some roIe in his murder or she knew a whoIe Iot more than she Iead on. the poIice did not appIy enough pressure. She Iawyered up too soon. they shouId caII her in for more questioning whiIe she has no access to money and see what they get. orrrr offer her some money if she’s not guiIty she wiII sinng Iike a rock star

  8. It Ain’t Over Til God Says It’s Over. It Ain’t Over Til Justice Is Done! There’s a lot I’d like to say, but due to the circumstance of how close I am too it all, all I can say has been said.

  9. Sounds like the NBA player could have benefitted from an estate planning attorney. Risk of mismanagement of insurance money is greatly reduced by wills and trusts. Folks (athletes, rappers, etc) have spent more on less. No need to make her out as the villian or worse the criminal.

  10. This doesn’t seem all that bad. $11,000 on a trip to NY is excessive, but if that’s the biggest waste out of a $1 million that’s not so bad. Sounds like she mostly spent the money on a decent place to live.

    And the headline is way off. She didn’t spend close to a $1 million. Barely half.

  11. I don’t believe it’s the “Jones” because this Jones family knows better. I wonder where that expression came from????

    It is very sad for the children because they are innocent is all this. Our prayers are with them. I am glad to know that it was true of what our parents taught us. Some people makes money and some people money makes.

    In all our ways we are to acknowledge our Creator and He will direct our paths.

  12. A person receiving a life insurance policy in her own name should be able to spend it any way she wants! It was wrong for the in laws to take it back that way and for the courts to allow them to do so. No one can tell a person what to do with the money that comes in their own name. She was used to living on quite a bit of money every year that the courts apparently ruled that he owed her, then he is killed which meant that all that money to raise her kids in the same style that they were accustomed to was gone.

    Her in laws are just bitter that they didn’t get to that money before she did. Nasty people! The kids would have inherited everything she had when she died AND they already would have inherited all that their father had when he died. The insurance policy was HERS. It was in her name and it covered all of the alimony he would have had to pay her for dumping her in the first place.

    Wrong of people to judge the dumped wives all the time. The women always come out on the losing side in public opinion and financially while the guys can get away with discarding them like yesterday’s trash!

  13. do the math, thats only $523,850.00. Also do all the kids live with her thats toward there comfort of life….by the way I’am a male…………leave the poor girl alone for gods sake………..not to mention most high has the final word…………..PEACE FAM

    Hey Melanie, there is nothing sad about you…:)………Again people the MOST HIGH will sort it out…….and kids will grow up and realize one way or the other……
    …………………………………………………………………………..
    How can you people be so stupid? Are ya’ll talking about “Dear Leader,” the little faggot in D.C.?

  14. She bought a house for her and her kids! She is making sure her kids live in the highest of standards.. I dont know why people are hating so much? Jeez

  15. Other than the 11k trip to New York, it sounds like she made some pretty sound investments. A fully paid for home in a decent neighborhood to raise the kids. A large enough, safe vehicle to tow them back and forth to school and after school activities. A pool for the kids to enjoy during the hot summer months. That’s precisely what I would do with 1/2 of $1M knowing that I was no longer going to get $319k per year in alimony. The real question that’s on my mind is what in the heck happened to the $55M he earned during his career??? Did he not set up a trust fund for the kids? No investments in gold or the stock market? Seriously – is the $1M life insurance all that was available? That’s not a lot of money.

  16. Thanks for exposing the truth about this case. Hope your article awakens the consciences of all of those parents who are deadbeats to their kids.

  17. @Radeem I want to punch you in the lip so f’ing bad. You ARE what is wrong with the US. I hate your funcking guts. BTW i misspelled that on purpose.

  18. “Thanks for exposing the truth about this case. Hope your article awakens the consciences of all of those parents who are deadbeats to their kids” So f’ing tired of that expression. the state in which that man had children in saw fit to make a judgement of over $300,000/year???????? what kind of bs is this? no governing body should ever get in between family affairs in regards to setting up collections in favor of the state. The state should never valuate our potential to the upbrining of our children, WTF is wrong with this country????

  19. Actually the money must have been hers. She would not have been able to negotiate the insurance check if it was made out to the kids without court supervision. Basically the court would have blocked the funds designated for the children based on their state of residence.

    I know this a blog so journalistic standards are loose but you should be careful before you smear someone’s name.

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