DALLAS (AP) -- Sierra Wright, the 11-month-old daughter of Memphis Grizzlies' center Lorenzen Wright, died Saturday morning at the family's home in Memphis, Tenn.
According to the Shelby County Sheriff's Department, Wright's wife, Sherra, checked on the child in her crib at about 10:30 a.m. and discovered that the baby wasn't breathing.
She then took Sierra, the youngest of the couple's five children, to the hospital. Doctors could not revive her and she was pronounced dead.
Wright, the Grizzlies' starting center, had flown with the team from Memphis following Friday night's 126-116 victory over Miami for Saturday night's game at Dallas. Wright's family attended the Miami game and the children had been in the locker room after the game. Wright, 27, flew back to Memphis after learning of his daughter's death.
''We're deeply sadden by the death of Lorenzen's infant daughter,'' Grizzlies' spokesman Kirk Clayborn said. ''Our primary concern is to offer our support to a friend and teammate.''
Memphis players wore armbands with Wright's number 42 for Saturday night's game as a show of support.
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