ESPN’s Rachel Nichols Fights Back Tears While Reporting Craig Sager’s Death Live On Air (Video)
Steve Kerr Gives Moving Tribute to the Late Great Craig Sager (Video)
The NBA lost a legend on Thursday, as venerable TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager succumbed to cancer at the age of 65.
Sager was first diagnosed with cancer back in 2014, and for three years he inspired us with his zest for life and unwillingness to give up, even in the face of insurmountable odds. In June, thanks to cooperation between ESPN and TNT, Sager was able to cover his very first NBA Finals game. In July he was given the Jimmy V Award at the 2016 ESPYs, where he gave an incredible speech in which he recounted all the wonderful things he’s done and accomplished in his life, and what he’s learned from them.
On Thursday night in Oakland, prior to a game between the Warriors and Knicks that Sager surely would have been covering had cancer not cut his brilliant life short, Golden State coach Steve Kerr took the microphone and gave a moving tribute to the late broadcaster. At the end, instead of calling for a moment of silence as people so often do to mourn a death, Kerr called for a moment of joy. Because that’s how Craig Sager lived his life.
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Sager will certainly be missed.