Adreian Payne (1991-2022)

Adreian Payne (1991-2022)

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Adreian Payne (1991-2022)

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Former Michigan State basketball star Adreian Payne was shot and killed early Monday morning in Orlando, Florida. A source confirmed Payne’s death to the Free Press on Monday morning. Around noon, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Florida announced it responded to a call at 1:37 a.m. of a man who had been shot. Payne was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Deputies arrested a suspect in the shooting, 29-year-old Lawrence Dority, at the scene on a warrant for first-degree murder.
Source: Chris Solari @ Detroit Free Press

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Warriors remember Adreian Payne, Draymond Green’s slain college teammate and friend PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Former Michigan State star Adreian Payne killed at age 31…3:21 PM
Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC
Statement from Hawks on Adreian Payne: “We are deeply saddened to hear of the tragic passing of Adreian Payne. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.” – 2:22 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Steve Kerr opens with condolences on the death of Adreian Payne. “Draymond is crushed. They were the best of friends. We’re thinking of them today. Feeling a lot of grief.” – 1:59 PM
Karl-Anthony Towns @KarlTowns
RIP Adreian Payne 🕊 – 1:58 PM
Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
Steve Kerr offered his condolences to Adreian Payne’s family before his today’s presser. He said Draymond Green is “crushed”. #GoldBlooded1:58 PM
Larry Lage @LarryLage
Adreian Payne, a former Michigan State basketball standout and NBA player, died in a shooting. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a shooting at 1:34 a.m. when the 31-year-old Payne was identified and taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. – 1:34 PM
Adreian Payne, former Michigan State basketball star and first-round NBA draft pick, shot and killed at 31…12:53 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Crushing news about Adreian Payne. He developed into a helluva player at MSU by his senior year. But I’ll always remember AP’s relationship with Princess Lacey Holsworth, an 8-year-old who died of cancer. Their bond was incredible as seen in this video: PM
Diamond Leung @diamond83
Column: Michigan State’s Adreian Payne overcomes to achieve academic success…12:28 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
Former Michigan State standout Adreian Payne dies at age 31: PM
Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC
Former Hawks draft pick Adreian Payne dies at age 31. AM

Emiliano Carchia @Carchia
Adreian Payne has died at 31
😢 – 10:48 AM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Adreian Payne has died at the age of 31…10:30 AM

More on this storyline

Ohm Youngmisuk: Jaren Jackson Jr. on Adreian Payne: “Never want to see something like that happen. Prayers to his family. Definitely shook us all up. Super tough. I’ve already talked to a lot of alumni. Tough man. Saw Dray this morning. It’s tough on all of us… Life man, it’s precious.” -via Twitter @NotoriousOHM / May 9, 2022
Monte Poole: The death of Adreian Payne is at least the second in Draymond Green’s Michigan State circle lost to gun violence. He also knew former MSU football player Mylan Hicks, who six years ago was shot and killed in Canada. -via Twitter @MontePooleNBCS / May 9, 2022

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