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Kyle Guy
Position: G
Born: 08/11/97
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:170 lbs. / 77.1 kg.
Salary: $79,568
Kyle Guy: I am basically unemployed for three more months. So as soon as I got drafted, obviously, we were excited, blah blah blah, and then we started figuring out when I’d go out [to Sacramento]. But then I started realizing, me and my wife, we need some money. We still have to pay for the wedding and our rental car out in Sacramento, Airbnb and all this stuff—that was not easy. Also, she was getting ready to go to law school, so she did some babysitting for some money and then I did Cameo. I’m doing this VIP VR thing, which is kind of like Cameo but it’s a FaceTime for one minute. So they can ask me whatever they want for one minute. I signed up for three sessions of that and then a couple other endorsements like this. You know what Fathead is? The big posters. Yeah. Guy: So there’s something similar to that called Home Stadium, and basically it’s like your whole wall would be a football stadium or a football field or a basketball arena or whatever you want it to be. I’m doing stuff with them. Just anything that can help me get by. Cameo is actually the most steady kind of income that I have, and obviously, most NBA players sign a deal with Panini, which is a trading card company, so I’m getting paid that way as well.
What have you learned about yourself, scrapping together paychecks? Guy: I think it’s kind of like working two jobs. It’s not as constant as basketball. Sometimes I won’t have a Cameo every single day. But I think being able to go to this place where it’s like, “All right, I got to get this done no matter what or I’m not eating tonight. There’s been some nights where I’m not eating dinner. The past two nights I’ve eaten Little Caesars, the whole pizza for $5, the Hot-N-Ready takeout deal. That’s just the best thing for my financial situation right now.
Just a few days prior, Kyle Guy signed a two-way deal with the Sacramento Kings, who drafted him with the 55th pick in this year’s NBA draft. Second-round picks don’t automatically receive guaranteed money, so signing any contract is a big deal. But, as Guy notes, he won’t get paid—last season, a two-way salary ranged from $77,000 to a maximum of $506,000—until November, when the season begins. “I’m as broke as I was before,” he tells me while tearing into a gourmet bread stick that was compliments of the chef. “People think you get drafted, and they’re like, ‘Oh, you’re rich. You’re a millionaire,’” Guy continues. “I don’t have money.”
There haven’t been any panic attacks in over a year, and that makes Guy smile. His sophomore year at Virginia feels far away now, but he still remembers the chills and the cold sweats, how his throat would tighten and his body would sometimes ache. It happened at practice. It happened on dates. It happened when he would least expect it. “You just feel like you just want to shut down,” Guy says. “Even if you’re in the most comfortable position, or situation, or environment, if it happens, I have to remove myself from the environment.”
Storyline: Mental Health