Tragic News…..Craig Sager, Legendary Broadcaster, Has Died
The world lost another important legend today. Craig Sager, the colorful TNT broadcaster, has lost his battle with cancer.
Sager was loved by everyone. He caught the attention of many, not just because he wore brightly colored suits, but you couldn’t help but to notice his commitment to his craft. Sager’s talent and work ethic took him all over the world covering sports.
It was no secret that he was a favorite among NBA players. His cheerful attitude and sense of humor was contagious. Sager was loved.
In 2014, Sager announced that he had been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. In an effort to fight the disease, Sager underwent two bone marrow transplants. While recovering, he missed the playoffs and much of the following season.
Even though he was battling cancer, he didn’t let that stop him from being his normal, outrageous, flamboyant self.
Craig Sager never once thought about giving up as he battled cancer for more than two years. He once said the following:
“Man, life is too beautiful, too wonderful, there’s just too many things,” he said in late August. “It’s not just you. It’s your family and kids and all. Fight. Fight until the end. Fight as hard as you can.”
Turner Sports announced his death without disclosing details.
Craig Sager was a beloved member of the Turner family for more than three decades and he has been a true inspiration to all of us,” Turner President David Levy said in a statement. “There will never be another Craig Sager. His incredible talent, tireless work ethic and commitment to his craft took him all over the world covering sports.
Mostly, Sager was known for his work with the NBA. However, Sager worked as a reporter on the Olympics, Major League Baseball playoffs, the NFL, and the NCAA Tournament, among other sports. While he covered many sports, his love was for the NBA.
Interestingly enough, Sager got to cover his first NBA Finals in 2016 through an unusual arrangement between TNT and ESPN. It would his last broadcast.
The world, particularly the NBA, is mourning the loss of Sager because he stood out for his knowledge of basketball, positive attitude, and sense of style.
There will never be another Craig Sager.
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