Craig Sager’s brave fight with leukemia ended Thursday, when he passed away at the age of 65.
Sager has long been a staple of the NBA sidelines, wearing his trademark loud suits, and has worked in broadcasting since 1972. Sager inspired many with his fight with the disease, which was diagnosed in 2014.
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“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.
“While he will be remembered fondly for his colorful attire and the TNT sideline interviews he conducted with NBA coaches and players, it’s the determination, grace and will to live he displayed during his battle with cancer that will be his lasting impact. Our thoughts and prayers are with Craig’s wife, Stacy, and the entire Sager family during this difficult time. We will forever be Sager Strong.”
Sager was inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame this week.