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Watch: LeBron salutes Craig Sager in postgame interview

After the Cavaliers’ 115–101 win over the Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James saluted Craig Sager in his postgame interview.
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After the Cavaliers’ 115–101 win over the Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James saluted Craig Sager in his postgame interview.

When Sager told James that it was a treat to be in the building for his performance, the All-Star said that it was incredible to see the longtime sideline reporter, and saluted him.

“How in the hell did you go 30-plus years without getting a Finals game?” James asked. “That don’t make no sense!”

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Sager, who is battling leukemia, worked his first career NBA Finals game on Thursday, on loan from NBA on TNT. He will not work Game 7 because he’s got plans to go play golf for Father’s Day.

The crowd, in another tribute to Sager, gave the reporter a standing ovation earlier in the game.

– Kenny Ducey