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.
My Dad's 3-4-week acute leukemia treatment starts tmrw.Be thinking of him & let's get him back on the sidelines soon pic.twitter.com/5CNI55p2Gx
— Craig Sager II (@CraigSagerJr) April 17, 2014
@MikeSolarte Thanks.We'll be watching lots of basketball together these playoffs. And it's more time for him to brainstorm some new outfits. — Craig Sager II (@CraigSagerJr) April 17, 2014