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Former NY Knicks draft pick, 35-year-old Michael Wright was murdered this week and an investigation is underway as to whether or not his apparent involvement in online dating website Grindr, had anything to do with the homicide.

“We don’t know anything about his personal life,” Wright’s cousin, Randolph Berry, told  The New York Daily News. “All we know is that he did damage overseas. When he played ball, he destroyed everyone in front of him.”

Wright was found on Tuesday in his Lexus SUV which was parked in Brooklyn. The cause of death has still not been confirmed but detectives do say there was a suspicious wound on his head.

After helping lead the Wildcats to the NCAA tournament finals, the baller, who played with Gilbert Arenas and Kevin Garnett, was drafted in 2001 by the Knicks in the second round. Although Wright’s time with the NBA was short lived, he played in several countries overseas, including Turkey, Poland and South Korea.

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Reports: Mariah Carey Signs With Jay Z’s RocNation

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We know Mariah Carey changes managers like she changes clothes, but her next move could be her best move. According to Page Six Carey is in talks with Jay Z’s Roc Nation to manage her career.

Roc Nation manages Rihanna, Shakira, J Cole and DJ Khaled to name a few.

Apparently, the pop diva is hoping Hov and his team can put her back on top now that she parted ways with former manager Stella Bulochnikov earlier this month.

Sources tell HipHollywood Carey is cleaning house, and has also fired her publicist, assistant and attorney Darrell Miller.

But one person who hasn’t gotten the boot is her back-up dancer boyfriend Bryan Tanaka. Rumors were swirling that she hired Tanaka to take over her day-to-day management, but he’s actually her creative director.

Carey just released her holiday movie Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You, and is slated to bring her Christmas concerts back to the Beacon Theater in NYC this month. She hasn’t however dropped a new album in almost four years.

Fingers crossed this new partnership with Roc Nation brings about new music, and a Mariah / Jay Z collaboration. The two did make magic back in 1999 with their #1 single “Heartbreaker.”

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