Friday December 16th, 2016

Lions wideout Golden Tate will honor late TNT broadcaster Craig Sager on Sunday with special cleats.

Sager died Thursday at age 65 after a long battle with leukemia.

The cleats are a tribute to the eccentric style he displayed.

President Obama pays tribute to Craig Sager

In honor of Craig Sager I will be wearing these Sunday. #ripcraigsager🙏🏾🏀👔📺

A photo posted by Golden Tate (@showtimetate) on

Sager was beloved across the NBA by players, fans and colleagues alike.  Known for his affable personality, constant professionalism and vibrant wardrobe, Sager was a fixture on the sidelines and on TNT’s broadcasts. Players, teams and other figures around the league were outspoken as they remembered him on social media, in pregame tributes and more.

SI's Lee Jenkins wrote about Sager in a cover story earlier this year in the May 2, 2016 issue of Sports Illustrated. You can read Jenkins's full story on Sager's defiantly optimistic battle with cancer on The Crossover. 

Detroit visits the New York Giants at 1 p.m. ET.

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