ORLANDO, Fla. (WLNS/AP) — Former Michigan State basketball standout and NBA participant Adreian Payne has died in a taking pictures. He was 31.
The sheriff’s workplace in Orange County, Florida stated deputies responded to a taking pictures Monday morning when Payne was recognized and brought to a hospital the place he was pronounced useless.
Lawrence Dority was current on the scene, in line with the sherriff’s workplace. The 29-year-old Dority was arrested on a first-degree homicide warrant after murder detectives interviewed him.
Payne performed in 107 NBA video games, averaging 4 factors and three rebounds, over 4 seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, Minnesota Timberwolves and Orlando Magic.
Before his NBA profession, Payne performed faculty basketball as a Michigan State Spartan for 4 years. He additionally performed abroad.
Payne’s distinctive friendship with eight-year-old most cancers affected person Lacey Holsworth additionally gained nationwide media consideration. Their friendship began after Holsworth fell in love along with his dunking skill, and their bond finally moved off the court docket.
Payne would incessantly pay visits to Holsworth. After she died in 2014, he helped preserve her identify alive by way of the Princess Lacey Legacy.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.