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Craig Sager Dies at 65: Internet Reacts
Sad news from the sports world today as lovable TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager has passed away following a heroic battle with acute myeloid leukemia. He was 65-years-old.
Sager was diagnosed with the disease back in 2014. His fight was well-documented, and while it wasn’t pretty at times, he never let it get in the way of his colorful personality and upbeat attitude, which made him a favorite among NBA players, coaches and fans everywhere.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Sager. He’ll be missed.
Here’s a look at some of the most memorable moments from Craig Sager’s career:
Here’s a look at his unforgettable ESPYs speech from this past summer:
— Craig Sager II (@CraigSagerJr) December 15, 2016
“I’ll live my life full of love and full of fun. It’s the only way I know how.”
Craig Sager’s unforgettable speech: https://t.co/dcbjXeCFqx
— ESPN (@espn) December 15, 2016
And here’s how Twitter reacted to the news of Sager’s passing:
Craig Sager, a beloved broadcaster for Turner Sports, has died.
He was 65. pic.twitter.com/4IDqIBTkDH
— ESPN (@espn) December 15, 2016
Craig Sager made the sidelines cool. He did it with style, and most of all, with kindness. Every NBA person I know liked him. RIP friend.
— John Ireland (@LAIreland) December 15, 2016
— Leandro Barbosa (@TheBlurBarbosa) December 15, 2016
— John Cena (@JohnCena) December 15, 2016
RIP Craig Sager. Heartbreaking. No words…https://t.co/3OuwhV16t2
— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) December 15, 2016
RIP Craig Sager #Legend
— Waka Flocka (@WakaFlocka) December 15, 2016
Rest In Peace Craig Sager
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) December 15, 2016
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released the following statement regarding the passing of Craig Sager pic.twitter.com/vvayZfy7Re
— NBA (@NBA) December 15, 2016
the sports world lost a legend today. rest in peace Mr. Craig Sager
— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) December 15, 2016
RIP Mr Craig Sager. Gone but never forgotten
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 15, 2016
The NBA family lost an incredible member of our family today. Rest in peace, Craig Sager. You will be missed. #SagerStrong
— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) December 15, 2016
Rest in peace Craig Sager!
— Kristaps Porzingis (@kporzee) December 15, 2016
RIP Craig Sager.. You will be remembered forever..
— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) December 15, 2016
So sorry to hear the news on Craig Sager. Just a wonderful guy gone from us entirely too soon. We’ll all miss you buddy. #R.I.P.
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) December 15, 2016
The sports community lost a great one today. Rest In Peace Craig Sager. #RIPSager
— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) December 15, 2016
RIP Craig Sager
— NBA (@NBA_TeamSNYD) December 15, 2016
Craig Sager was someone who made the worst case scenario seem manageable. He & his amazing family were inspiring & beautiful. Today sucks.
— Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) December 15, 2016
— Isaiah Thomas (@Isaiah_Thomas) December 15, 2016
Rest In Peace, Craig Sager. What a valiant and inspirational fight. May his good work continue as his legacy. Prayers for all loved Craig.
— Hannah Storm (@HannahStormESPN) December 15, 2016