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Adreian Payne Landed On His Neck After This Dunk Attempt, and Tom Izzo Was Very, Very Happy Payne Was OK [Video & GIF]

Tom Izzo and Adreian Payne embraceAdreian Payne, Michigan State’s athletic power forward who could sneak his way into the lottery portion of the NBA draft this June if he leaves school early, missed a dunk Thursday against Wisconsin and landed on the back of his neck. For a moment, it looked terrifying and as if Payne – Sparty’s 3rd leading scorer and No. 1 rebounder – might have suffered a significant injury. But after a couple seconds on the floor, Payne sprung up and, amazingly, came up with the loose ball. The crowd roared; Tom Izzo exhaled.

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