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Reports: TNT's Craig Sager battling leukemia

Craig Sager is known for his colorful signature sideline jackets. (Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images) Craig Sager is known for his colorful sideline suits. (Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager will likely sit out this year's NBA playoffs while battling acute leukemia, according to a tweet from his son on Thursday night (via Deadspin).

Sager’s son, Craig Sager Jr., tweeted that the treatment is expected to take 3-4 weeks and the two would be “watching lots of basketball together these playoffs.”

ESPN's Keith Olbermann confirmed Sager's condition Thursday night as part of a tribute to his longtime colleague at Turner.

TNT has not officially commented on Sager's availability for this year's NBA postseason broadcasts.


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