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It wasn’t just the NBA world that lost a pioneer this week when it was announced that longtime TNT sports broadcaster Craig Sager lost his battle with Leukemia at the age of 65.
Everyone began sharing stories of his kindness and how he changed their lives, but one particular story stuck out more than others when hall of famer Dennis Rodman took to Twitter to thank Sager for saving his life back in 1993.
Craig Sager thanks for saving my life when I was in dire need of help in Detroit back in 1993. Condolences to your family. RIP my friend.
— Dennis Rodman (@dennisrodman) December 15, 2016
Back in 1993, Dennis Rodman completely lost his mind and was on the verge of suicide until Sager found him at the last possible moment. Here’s the backstory:
“An interview with Sager should really be conducted at the dog track, where he used to own greyhounds, or a Hooters, where servers clad in Sager Orange bring him Bud Light and buffalo shrimp. He should be perched on a barstool next to his wife, Stacy—a former Bulls dancer 21 years his junior—regaling strangers with a story about Dennis Rodman, who went AWOL from the Pistons in 1993 and planned to commit suicide, until Sager tracked down the Worm on the second floor of a Detroit strip club. “The Landing Strip,” Sager recalls. “He had the gun. He was going to do it. I told him how stupid that would be.”