From The Detroit News:
"When you play well, everybody loves you, and when you don't, I don't know if you want to say (they) hate you -- I got a lot of hate mail," Gardner said. "It comes with the territory.
“And I try my best to explain to the young guys so they don't get frustrated. I feel like they've understood, like, ‘Wow, maybe it's just about us, no matter what anybody else says -- good or bad -- it's about us because they'll love you and hate you.’”
Gardner said he has experienced most of the negativity via Twitter. "(I've received) tweets and stuff like that – just (saying) they hate me," Gardner said, before breaking out into a grin. "That's OK, I still love you guys."
Credit to Gardner for taking the high road on the anonymous trolls. And to those of you going out of your way to shit on a 21-year-old kid: you're telling on the state of your life.