NBA Players and Fans Remember Craig Sager

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Craig Sager, the Turner Sports reporter known for his colorful suits, has passed away after an extended battle with leukemia.

Sager spent nearly 25 years reporting from the sidelines of NBA games for TNT, solidifying his reputation as one of the most beloved and trusted reporters in the game. Last season, as he battled terminal cancer, Sager was finally able to work the NBA finals for ABC, a fact acknowledged by NBA superstar LeBron James.

In a statement issued about Sager’s death, Turner president David Levy praised the reporter for being an inspiration.

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,” Levy said. 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.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver also issued a statement about Sager’s passing, calling him “a true original.”

NBA players and fans took to Twitter to share memories and express their condolences for Sager and his family.