Kyle Guy always was a long shot to be in the Sacramento Kings' rotation this season, as the team already features talented combo guards Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic, along with rookie Justin James.
The Virginia alum, who was a second-round draft pick by the Kings in June, is on a two-way contract with Sacramento, and has been lighting it up with the Stockton Kings in the G League. Guy dropped a career-high 42 points in Stockton’s 113-109 win over the Iowa Wolves on Saturday.
The 22-year-old is third among all G League players with 26.6 points per game, and also ranks second with 41 made 3-pointers.
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The Kings have fought through injuries to both De’Aaron Fox and Marvin Bagley to be right in the thick of the playoff chase, but Guy could provide a spark with his elite outside shot when his number finally is called to the NBA.
It’s become commonplace for athletes across professional sports to use tattoos to tell their own story and showcase their unique identity.
There is no arena where these tattoos are more on display than in the NBA, where uniforms leave plenty of space for players to show off their own ink on the court.
Some only have one or two, others don’t like to leave a lot of space unoccupied.
“I can count, but I don’t know man, a lot,” Kings forward DeWayne Dedmon said on “Tat Tales” when asked how many tattoos the 30-year-old has.
Rookie guard Kyle Guy meanwhile, packs a lot of personal significance, especially regarding his faith, into each image permanently emblazoned onto his skin.
“I got three crosses here,” Guy said. “I have the Hawaiian islands here, that’s where I got married.”
"I am third, so God, then family, then me."
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Dedmon does have a very important spot on the canvas reserved for family.
“Right here on my chest, it’s like a heart, for my moms,” Dedmon said.
Throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game is an honor, but it's certainly not one of the easiest tasks.
Just trust us on this one.
It adds excess pressure to the situation when you're an athlete. Perhaps you feel your inherent athletic ability will make it easy for you to throw in there for a strike ... right? Well, when it comes to Bobby Jackson, that's not the case.
The former Sacramento Kings player turned assistant player development coach threw out the first pitch for the Giants' Triple-A affiliate Sacramento River Cats recently, and well ...
He bounced it and it went way outside (or inside to a lefty batter). He also lost his sunglasses. Clearly, there was a lot going on.
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And despite the way the pitch went, the torment wasn't over. Harry Giles, Buddy Hield and Kyle Guy all made sure to chime in after witnessing the display, and they weren't too nice about it.
It's not as easy as it looks, folks.