December 15th, 2017 was a special day as it marked the one year anniversary since former TNT analyst Craig Sager passed away. And much like when he was alive, people began to take to social media and celebrate his life.
Former ESPN reporter Britt McHenry had other ideas. She responded to someone on social media and completely disrespected Sager’s son by basically stating he’s only known because of his father.
Sager’s daughter, Kacy, saw the post and with one hit of a button, she completely demolished McHenry for years to come.
“So I woke up this morning, on the one-year anniversary of my father’s death, to an inbox full of messages. Dozens of people letting me know they’re thinking about my family today, what a huge impact he had on their lives, that his legacy will never be forgotten. And in the middle of countless well-wishes, someone had sent me a screenshot of Britt McHenry referring to my brother as “some kid whose only connection to the media is his famous dad.” “Britt. Britt, Britt, Britt, Britt, Britt. Might be time for an intervention dear … FIRST OF ALL, it really bums me out to see someone whose career held so much promise just a few years ago, someone I used to have a lot of respect for, have enough free time on her hands to engage in a petty Twitter argument with my brother’s ex. “Maybe pick up knitting or something. Hell, you can take over my fantasy basketball team if you’re that bored.” …. Second, my brother, the first person to ever play football for UGA AND graduate from the Grady School of Journalism, has been a prominent member of the Atlanta sports media for damn near a decade now. I know you’ve been a little out of the loop since basically everyone in the industry stopped taking you seriously, but try doing a little research before you make such an ignorant statement. You do remember how journalism works, right? “While you’ve been busy single-handedly tanking the value of a degree from Northwestern, Craig has kept his head down and built the foundation for a career that will certainly outlast the one you pissed away by being a spoiled brat,” Sager continued. “Why take a shot at him at all? Why lash out at him when he wasn’t even part of the conversation? It’s not like he towed your damn car… I want to believe you’re not actually this nasty of a person, I really do. That you haven’t spent the past few years exposing your true colors, that this has all been a calculated move to save your “career” by pandering to the hateful assholes out there now that you’ve alienated all the decent, good-hearted people who used to root for you.” That maybe you took a cheap shot at my brother because it’s easier to invent excuses than admit that you only have yourself to blame for the utter implosion of your once-impressive body of work. Or maybe you really do suck that much. Regardless of the root of all this, you clearly need to spend some of your newfound free time doing a little soul searching. Maybe put your spiraling on hold for a bit and learn to keep your mouth shut when you don’t have something nice or productive to say.
— Kacy Sager (@THESagerbomb) December 15, 2017
Shortly after, McHenry had her Wikipedia page updated to recognize the 3rd degree burns she suffered during that post: