This piece succeeds “The Ballad of Kiwi Gardner: A YouTube Legend Fights for His Basketball Future,” a Mashable Spotlight profile that originally published Nov. 25, 2013.
In May 2013, Kiwi Gardner was a 20-year-old YouTube hoops sensation seemingly condemned from pro basketball. After two false starts in college, for all the 5’7″ point guard knew, he’d been ejected from the sport entirely
By October, Kiwi was a desperate man. He traveled the West and paid money to participate in open tryouts for teams in the NBA Development League (D-League)
He needed to impress someone. Anyone
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