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Grizzlies honor Lorenzen Wright at season opener

By Lisa Washington

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - As the Memphis Grizzlies kicked off their tenth season Wednesday, the team and fans took a moment to remember slain Memphis basketball star Lorenzen Wright.

The Memphis native and former Tigers and Grizzlies star was murdered in July.

Wright played five seasons with the Grizzlies, including leading them to three consecutive playoff appearances.  He also played for the Grizzlies' opponent, the Atlanta Hawks.

The moment of silence was announced on the FedEx Forum's public address system.

"At this time, please join us for a moment of silence in memory of 'Ren'," the announcer said.

Ren, as he was called, brought thunder to the FedEx Forum.

Wright's murder remains unsolved.  The 34-year-old Memphian also played for the Memphis Tigers and Booker T. Washington High School.

A representative for the Grizzlies said the team may have more tributes to Wright in the future.

Tuesday, $5,000 was added to the reward for anyone who can help solve the murder.  If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

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