Athletes, celebrities pay tribute to Craig Sager

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Basketball world pays tribute to Craig Sager
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Basketball world pays tribute to Craig Sager
Thursday December 15th, 2016

Iconic NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager passed away at the age of 65 after a battle with cancer.

Sager had battled cancer for more than two years. He was first diagnosed with leukemia in 2014. He went into remission after a bone marrow transplant, but the the disease returned in March 2015.

Turner Sports issued the following statement:

“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. 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.”

Sideline Strong: The spirit of Craig Sager

Sager was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame this week.

Athletes took to Twitter to share their condolences and memories of the television star.

Sager was on the cover of Sports illustrated in May and was profiled by Lee Jenkins.

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