The NBA lost a great personality on Thursday. A man who loved the game of basketball. A man who was ready to interview at any given moment. A man who was as known for his loud and crazy outfits (that he somehow managed to make work time and time again) just as much as he was known for his interviews.
Craig Sager, the legendary NBA On TNT sideline reporter passed away at the age of 65 due to complications from his battle with cancer.
The outpouring of love and support from the NBA family was heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. Sager left a great impact on the players as well as his NBA On TNT co-workers, and was as much a part of the game as anyone else.
There’s going to be a hole in the broadcast without Sager and his flashy, colorful suits. He was a consummate professional, and you couldn’t find anyone to say something bad about him if you tried. An irreplaceable part of the NBA family is gone, and TNT’s broadcasts will never be the same again.
So dress up in a flashy suit (even if you don’t think you can pull it off) today in Craig’s memory. Go out, and show out. We never knew him, but we can’t help but think that’s what he would have wanted you to do. R.I.P. Craig Sager. You will be missed greatly by all basketball fans.
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