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Kings guard Kyle Guy reveals his grandfather died from coronavirus

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Kings guard Kyle Guy reveals his grandfather died from coronavirus

The global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forever changed Kyle Guy's family.

The Kings' second-round draft pick revealed Saturday that his grandfather died Friday night after contracting the virus.

"When I was 7 or 8 my grandpa had me sign a piece of paper saying he’d be my manager (jokingly) if I ever made it to the NBA 😂 something as small as that was always on my mind while I tried to make that dream come true. I know he’s up there waiting for his cut lmao.. and one day, I’ll give it to him ❤️," Guy wrote on Instagram.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 277,205 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States and 6,593 deaths in the country.

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Guy, who grew up in Indianapolis and went to school at the University of Virginia, signed a two-way contract with the Kings in July.

Kings' Kyle Guy lost blue Twitter verified check mark amid NBA hiatus

Kings' Kyle Guy lost blue Twitter verified check mark amid NBA hiatus

It's been a rough eight days for Kyle Guy.

The Kings' rookie noticed Thursday that the blue "Verified" check mark was gone from his Twitter account.

Guy, who has spent most of the 2019-20 season with the G League Stockton Kings, saw the developmental league suspend its season on March 12 due to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Malika Andrews reported on March 15, citing sources, that the G League would cancel the remainder of its season.

In 37 games for Stockton, Guy averaged 21.5 points, 4.6 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 36.9 minutes per contest.

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A second-round draft pick (No. 55 overall), Guy has appeared in two games for Sacramento, scoring two points in four total minutes.

We're not sure why Twitter decided to take away Guy's verified check mark, but if he can establish himself as an NBA player over the next few years, he'll definitely earn it back.

Kings get hyped during Buddy Hield's dramatic NBA 3-point Contest win

Kings get hyped during Buddy Hield's dramatic NBA 3-point Contest win

Buddy Hield won the NBA 3-point contest in dramatic fashion, and his Kings teammates loved to see it. 

Hield beat out Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker on his last shot of the night, sending his squad into a social-media frenzy.

The Kings' Twitter account relished in the win, too, chirping their counterparts with the Suns and NBA 2K for jumping the gun with their predictions. 

DraftKings gave Hield only the sixth-best odds to win the 3-point contest (+700), with only Zach LaVine and Devonte' Graham having worse chances in the oddsmakers' eyes. 

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Hield became the first King to win the competition since Peja Stojaković won back-to-back in 2002 and 2003. NBA All-Star Weekend is in Indianapolis in 2021, and Hield can join Stojaković, Craig Hodges,  Jeff Hornacek, Mark Price and Jason Kapono as the only players to win multiple 3-point contests. 

His teammates and social-media colleagues once again will have their Twitter fingers ready to go if he enters again.