Dick Vitale honoring 'Princess Lacey'

Updated: May 16, 2014, 9:26 PM ET
Associated Press

There was nothing Dick Vitale could do to console the parents of Lacey Holsworth, the little girl whose friendship with Michigan State's Adreian Payne became a story that touched a nation. So he decided to help others by making a promise to Heather and Matt Holsworth.

"I cried like a baby when I heard she passed," Vitale said Monday, his voice cracking as he talked about "Princess Lacey," who died April 8 at age 8 after a three-year fight with cancer. "I called her dad, and we were ...

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