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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