Adreian Payne was an American professional basketball player. He was fatally shot in Orlando, Florida, after travelling with her girlfriend to the home of Lawrence Dority in an attempt to prevent a domestic dispute.
He played for several European teams and many others including Atlanta Hawks (2014-15), Fort Wayne Mad Ants (2014), Austin Spurs (2014-15), Minnesota Timberwolves (2015-17), Erie Bayhawks (2016), Orlando Magic (2016-18), Lakeland Magic (2017-18), Panathinaikos (2018), Nanjing Monkey Kings (2018-19), Panathinaikos (2019), ASVEL (2019-20), Ormanspor (2021) and finally with BC Juventus from December 2021 to February 2022. Adreian Payne played college basketball for the Michigan State Spartans.
Adreian Payne was born on February 19, 1991 in Dayton, Ohio and was raised by his loving and caring parents named Gloria Lewis (mother) and Thomas Payne (father). He went to Jefferson Township (Dayton, Ohio) where he received his elementary education. He later went to Michigan State College from 2010 to 2014, followed by his first-round overall selection by the NBA (Atlanta Hawks) in 2014.
Adreian Payne career
Payne was an active second team member of the All-Big Ten during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. He amassed 16.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game for the Spartans, leading the team to the Elite Eight for the next 2013-14 season. On August 21, 2017, Payne signed a two-way contract with the Orlando Magic and per the deal he was required to spend the majority of his season with Orlando’s NBA G League affiliate The Lakeland Magic.
Payne’s last appearance was with Juventus Utena in the Lithuanian basketball league, where he played the season and recorded 8.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game. He parted ways with the team on February 17, 2022.
Adreian Payne Death Cause
Born on February 19, 1991, Adreian Payne was only 31 years old in 2022. He became a former Michigan State star and worked with many other teams during his time in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Payne was killed and shot to death in the early hours of Monday, May 9, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. Immediately after the incident, he was transported to the hospital, where he was examined and after some time pronounced dead.
According to the sources, Payne was the Atlanta Hawks’ 15th pick and was drafted by the NBA draft in 2014 at the age of just 23. According to local authorities, a man named Lawrence Dority was arrested for the alleged shooter with a first-degree murder warrant. Dority was at the scene and was later ordered to speak to police before being taken to jail.
Adreian Payne Biography
|Real name||Adreian DeAngleo Payne|
|Date of birth||February 19, 1991|
|Died||May 9, 2022|
|Place of birth||Dayton, Ohio, USA|
|Height||in feet inches – 6′ 10” – in centimeters – 208 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 108kg – in pounds – 237 pounds|
Adreian Payne Family
|Marital status||In a relationship|
|Who is Adreian Payne’s girlfriend?||Tara|
It is not known if Payne was in a relationship with a girl named “Tara”. We couldn’t say if he was married or not before his death but one thing is for sure that in September 2021 he had a child who was around 4 years old. This emerged from Payne’s tweet in September 2021, when he said he wanted to take a break from basketball and look after his 4-year-old son, named Amari, who was undergoing brain surgery during that time due to the difficult-to-treat illness. He said in the tweet that family is more important than basketball, so he’s doing what needs to be done.
Adreian Payne Net Worth
Payne’s estimated net worth before his death was around $7 million. Payne has worked around four seasons for the NBA and rests with European teams and basketball federations. From 2014 to 2022 he managed to continue his career in 13 national teams.
He last appeared in a national team in February 2022, after which he separated from basketball. It is certain that he made a good amount of money due to his only profession of playing basketball and working with different teams and other collaborations.
Facts About Adreian Payne
- He was once caught in a sexual harassment case but was later fired from the Orlando Magic after his name was reported by ESPN’s Outside The Lines and the association stated that he was involved in the sexual assault. The case was investigated and Payne was not charged and was released.
- While at Michigan State, Payne met a girl named Lacey Holsworth, who was 8 years old and going through severe stages of cancer. She became an inspiration to Payne and he asked the public for help with her treatment and for other children like her.
- The team helped Holsworth by dismantling its nets after winning the Big Ten tournament in 2014.
- Weeks later, Lacey died from complications, leaving an impression on Payne’s heart that led him to offer his condolences to the family and loved ones in his team’s conference.