Late NBA Reporter Craig Sager Honored with Posthumous Sports Emmy (Video)
The Sports Emmys don’t usually garner much attention. In fact, I’d be willing to bet that most of you didn’t know the Sports Emmys existed until you clicked the link to this post. However, they’re getting all kinds of attention now.
On Tuesday night, the late great Craid Sager won a posthumous Sports Emmy for “Outstanding Sports Personality — Sports Reporter.”
Take a look:
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 10, 2017
Sager passed away in December at the age of 65 after a valiant battle with cancer. He and his colorful jackets were staples of NBA sidelines for decades, during which time he became one of the most respected and beloved reporters not just in the NBA, but in all of professional sports.
Amazingly, Sager had been nominated for a Sports Emmy just one other time, losing out to NBC’s Michelle Tafoya in 2011. However, last summer he was presented with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPYs, and this September he’ll be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame.
Sager’s son, Craig Jr., gave thanks for the Sports Emmy on Twitter, writing, “It’s never too late to take home the hardware.”
As TNT’s Ernie Johnson put it, this story is just ““good for the soul.”
Hat Tip – [Washington Post]