The Baller Wolf Who Stopped Me From Joining Hookup Apps

dead12n-2-webgod works in mysterious ways.
i was feeling lonely and was two seconds from making a jack’d account.
i was feeling real “being mary jane” today.
i was gonna sign up to look for my “thomas jones/cutty buddy”.
well one of the f-bi stopped me in my tracks with this story.
^that baller wolf was the reason i’m not anymore.
check this story via the ny daily news

Fourteen years ago, Knick draft pick Michael Wright was a University of Arizona basketball star.

On Tuesday, the 35-year-old basketball player who brought his game to Europe, was found dead in Brooklyn, sprawled out in the back of his Lexus SUV — possibly killed by a man he met on a gay dating app, police sources said.

Wright was found dead from a head wound inside his Lexus SUV on E. 16th St. in Midwood about 11 a.m. Tuesday, officials said. His body was covered in black garbage bags.

Autopsy results had not been released Wednesday evening, but police are investigating his death as a homicide, law enforcement sources said.

Wright’s grieving family was left bewildered.

“We are in disbelief,” Wright’s cousin Randolph Berry, 40, of Chicago told the News. “They’re telling us it’s foul play. His mom is on her way to New York now.”

Berry said he didn’t know why someone would hurt his cousin, who on the court was an imposing 6-foot-8 power forward.

He’s a gentle giant,” Berry said. “He was a good person.”

Wright’s roommates at a palatial home in Closter, N.J. reported the basketball player missing on Sunday.

On Tuesday, an NYPD cruiser equipped with a license plate reader found Wright’s SUV on E. 16th St. near Ave. I, officials said.

Wright was found lying on the back seat, dead from a skull fracture, police sources said.

The vehicle had been sitting on the street since Sunday, neighbors told police.

Detectives are investigating the possibility that he was killed by someone he met on a gay dating app, Grinder, police sources said.

Berry said he didn’t know if his cousin was gay.

“We don’t know anything about his personal life.” Berry said. “All we know is that he did damage overseas. When he played ball, he destroyed everyone in front of him.”

Wright was a forward for the Arizona Wildcats between 1998 and 2000. He was drafted by the Knicks in 2001, but never made it onto the roster, colleagues said.

He ended up joining the overseas basketball circuit and played in Poland, Turkey and France, family members said.

…like can you believe that?
what a sad story.
how did they even know he was on grindr?
it makes you realize that people are using these apps for evil now.
bad enough everyone wants to move so fast.
please be careful out there foxhole.
a quick nut ain’t worth your life.
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rip to michael wright.

lowkey: does the “hook up” procedures work anymore?
you can get killed right after they fuck you.
i want no parts.
i’ll enjoy jackin’ off until “he” comes.

article taken: ny daily news

Author: jamari fox

the fox invited to the blogging table.

14 thoughts on “The Baller Wolf Who Stopped Me From Joining Hookup Apps

  1. In addition to criminals looking for victims, a friend of mine that does HIV counseling told me that another trend he’s seeing with clients that use apps is homophobic employers, churches, and relatives signing on to fake accounts in order to out gay men who are discreet with their hookup life (those not necessarily on the DL or in the closet, but not openly broadcasting their social life either). I wouldn’t be at all surprised one day to hear of someone losing a job because some employer gets its Magic Mormon religious panties in a bunch trying to slut-shame someone for off-work activities.

    I’m not totally anti-app. They only help to digitally facilitate whatever people were doing already in the analog world. I have friends and relatives who’ve made real connections online, including a couple of marriages (gay and straight). Goes without saying that if you go on apps you should use common sense, i.e. meet in a public place, let your intimates know your general situation, whereabouts, etc. And you shouldn’t be on Grindr, etc. if you aren’t prepared to be out and open. Even a “private photo” can be made public by someone else.

    1. Excellent post Rico. Rip to this young man he probably was lonely. Its a shame ee cant offer safe havens for black gay men on the dl or discreet to be themselves. It really hurts to hear these types of stories because I know he probably was not looking for just sex. I should know because I am on one of those sites. I have one guy really trying put it on me. But Im scared because what if he is a robber. I could deal with the one night stand part. However its just so much going on I think I need to sit down and get my thoughts together as my fox senses re talking too loudly.

  2. I don’t think I could ever do the hookup thing, but people have been getting killed in secret rendezvous’ for centuries, probably since the beginning of modern civilization. The tech age is just facilitating it. People have to have really good judgment in character before trying to engage in all of that.

  3. Wow, first dating, hooking up, now killing. Man, I have my share of occasional hookups but it never dawn on me about my personal security. Mostly I meet guys at there place usually and now It got me thinking about the scene in American Horror Story when the vampire lures the victim to the hotel room and stabs him, that could definitely be me. I guest AHS made it point by showing real life interaction. It’s sad, his sexuality had to be revealed this way and at the sametime I hope grindr can track or pinpoint the killer moves.

  4. Pretty much explains why I don’t answer any of my messages on Grindr. NoNE of these niccas can be trusted! None!

  5. Very sad. The game isn’t what it once was. I tell my young friends just exploring the life to be smart and to use intuition. And I still have a knife, or a blade with me, at the least, a pen or some keys to gouge an eye out on these online trysts. RIP brother.

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