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It's been two years since Michigan State basketball star Adreian Payne first met Lacey, an 8-year-old cancer patient known as "Princess Lacey". Back then, Payne was younger, more immature, and a bit more troubled, with a tendency to get into trouble off the court, including being involved with a brawl with teammate Branden Dawson at a Penn State hotel room that saw the police called. Since meeting Lacey, though, Payne has become an incredible team player and a role model for his fellow athletes and for individuals throughout the NCAA, as well. The two met years back when Payne was meeting with cancer patients in the hospital and they immediately struck it off as friends.