Kings guard Buddy Hield says he turned 26 on Monday, even though he’s listed as 25 in the Kings’ media guide and on the NBA’s official website.

Hield doesn’t know where the bad info got started, but he says it didn’t come from him.


Hield, who was born in Freeport in the Bahamas, came to the United States in 2010 with his passport, which lists his correct date of birth.

Hield said when he was a college star at Oklahoma, the Sooners had his correct info. He said he thought the mistake began when someone input his information into the NBA’s database.

He gave them his passport, so Kings general manager Vlade Divac and director of player personnel Peja Stojakovic know his correct age.

“That’s the only thing that matters,” he said.

Hield leads the Kings with a 19.9 scoring average, shooting 48 percent from the field and 43.3 percent from 3-point range. He’s averaging 31 minutes and career highs in rebounds (5.0) and assists (2.5).

How this happens in this day and age is mind blowing. 

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