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34-year-old former NBA center Lorenzen Wright, who last played for the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2008-09, has been reported missing by his family; he was last seen Sunday, July 18.

Drafted seventh overall by the Clippers in 1996, Wright was a 14-year NBA veteran, who also played with the Hawks (in two stints), Grizzlies and Kings. He averaged eight points and 6.4 rebounds for his career.

Here's hoping he turns up safe and sound. This may sound slightly morbid, but whenever I hear of a professional athlete turning up missing, the first thought that comes to mind is "Bison Dele"...



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First thing I thought of too. Also I read a lot of unsolved mysteries. So uh oh.



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http://www.usatoday.com/sports/basketball/nba/2010-07-28-lorenzen-wright-dead_N.htm

His uncle says the police found his dead body.



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I'm going to go ahead and take a stab in the dark and say it was murder and the police won't solve it.



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    Originally posted by Psycho Penguin
    I'm going to go ahead and take a stab in the dark and say it was murder and the police won't solve it.

Pretty random and pointless comment. Unless I'm missing a subtle reference of some sort?

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    Originally posted by StingArmy
      Originally posted by Psycho Penguin
      I'm going to go ahead and take a stab in the dark and say it was murder and the police won't solve it.

    Pretty random and pointless comment. Unless I'm missing a subtle reference of some sort?

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I think it was a confession.



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    Originally posted by hansen9j
      Originally posted by StingArmy
        Originally posted by Psycho Penguin
        I'm going to go ahead and take a stab in the dark and say it was murder and the police won't solve it.

      Pretty random and pointless comment. Unless I'm missing a subtle reference of some sort?

      - StingArmy
    I think it was a confession.

You may be onto something. I did kinda wonder about that "stab in the dark" wording.

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99 percent of message boards are pointless comments. There's no need to target me. Go pull the trigger on another poster.



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    Originally posted by Psycho Penguin
    99 percent of message boards are pointless comments. There's no need to target me. Go pull the trigger on another poster.
You sure talk a lot!



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    Originally posted by CRZ
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      99 percent of message boards are pointless comments. There's no need to target me. Go pull the trigger on another poster.
    You sure talk a lot!


Yep that's why I have 12,789 posts.. oh.



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I'm not sure how this is even possible, but this story just keeps getting worse. According to ESPN, the police are investigating the handling of a 911 call that came from Lorenzen Wright around the time he was last seen. They say they didn't even know about the call until eight (8!!) days after it was received by the dispatcher. The article I just linked to doesn't say this but on First Take this morning they mentioned that gunshots (at least 12, I believe they said) can be heard in the background of the recording of Wright's 911 call.

Sigh. What the hell?

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Even before reading the story, I was guessing it was a cell phone.

911 dispatchers seem wholly unprepared for the switch our culture is undergoing from landlines to cell phones.

Part of the problem is that some people give their old phones to their children, and any cell phone which has power and a SIM card is capable of dialing 911, even if there is no service to it. So you get a lot of prank calls. And there have been cases of someone repeatedly calling 911 from a cell phone and the operator just deciding the call was fake for whatever reason.

Secondly, cellular 911 calls often get misrouted to the wrong city. My bosses' house burnt down in part because it went to the wrong jurisdiction and therefore they didn't send people to the correct location in time. The local fire house was two miles from his house, they would have easily arrived in time if not for the confusion.

It's a reall mess.
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    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
    any cell phone which has power and a SIM card is capable of dialing 911, even if there is no service to it.


I read this two different ways. Are you saying if I take a phone out of a box, put a SIM card in it, and turn it on it'll call 911 successfully before you sign it up to AT&T or Verizon or whomever? Because if I read it the OTHER way, which is "no matter where you are if your phone is on, even if it says 'no service' you can dial 911", that ISN'T true, at least from my recent experience.



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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.43
    Originally posted by JayJayDean
      Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
      any cell phone which has power and a SIM card is capable of dialing 911, even if there is no service to it.


    I read this two different ways. Are you saying if I take a phone out of a box, put a SIM card in it, and turn it on it'll call 911 successfully before you sign it up to AT&T or Verizon or whomever? Because if I read it the OTHER way, which is "no matter where you are if your phone is on, even if it says 'no service' you can dial 911", that ISN'T true, at least from my recent experience.

My understanding (not from Mr. Boffo, just from previous reading on the subject) is that any cell phone within reach of a cell phone tower can make a 911 call even if that phone isn't currently subscribed to service from T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, etc.

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