Kiwi Gardner Is Overcome with Joy, Hugs GM When Told He'll Play in Summer League

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJuly 3, 2014

When you find out that you will have a chance to live out your dream, it's tough to contain your emotions.

Kiwi Gardner is a perfect example of how great news can lead to an emotional reaction.

After Santa Cruz general manager Kirk Lacob informed him that he was going to get a chance to play with the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Summer League, Gardner was overcome with joy. He was so happy that he almost tackled Lacob.  

Some players may not fully appreciate the opportunity to play basketball for a living, but there is no doubt that Gardner is just happy that he is getting a shot.

Delivering news like that certainly has to be one of the better aspects of Lacob's job.