Reactions to the murder of former NBA player Adreian Payne


Payne played for multiple teams in the NBA.


American Adreian Payneformer player for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks and Orlando Magic in the NBA, died at dawn since Monday in a shooting in Orlando (Florida) at 31 years of age.

The death of Payne, trained in the Michigan State Spartans, was announced by the US media, which cited sources from the Orlando Sheriff’s Department, and many of the player’s former teams, such as Orlando Magic or Panathinaikos, expressed their condolences in the last hours.

The Orlando Magic are saddened to receive the news of the tragic passing of Adreian Payne“, the Florida team wrote in an official note.

Payne played in Orlando in the 2017-2018 season and also wore the jerseys of the Timberwolves and Atlanta Hawks in the NBAin addition to playing in Europe with the Greek Panathinaikos.

We are shaken by the news of the death of our former player. Our sincere condolences to the family of Adreian Payne”, was the statement published by the Greek team.

Also Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors and former teammate of Payne at Michigan State, expressed their sorrow for the tragic death, as well as Olympiacos, historical rival of Panathinaikos.

According to the reconstructions, Payne was killed in a shooting in Orlando around 1 a.m. local time. and was rushed to a nearby hospital, when it was too late to save his life.

The man who shot him He was arrested by police and is charged with manslaughter.

Reactions after the death of Adreian Payne

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