The son of the iconic late NBA reporter Craig Sager has been going viral over the past few hours after he took to Twitter to blast the NBA and their support for Black Lives Matter.
In the wake of George Floyd’s death on May 25, several NBA players joined protests against police brutality and racial discrimination. Those players reiterated their commitment to social change after the video of Jacob Blake being shot multiple times in the back by a cop in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Craig Sager II is not a fan of any of it.
“The NBA is whack and it has nothing to do with my dad being dead & everything to do with black lives matter,” he tweeted on Wednesday.
Sager II followed up his initial tweet by suggesting the NBA’s relationship with BLM threatened basketball’s profile. “Last time I checked it [basketball] was a global game”, he wrote.
“I’m not afraid of twitter. Go ahead. Cancel me,” he added.
Among the people to blast him was his sister, Kacy, who questioned the wisdom of attacking the NBA, a sport he has alleged not followed for years.
“You haven’t watched the NBA in years, Craig,” she tweeted.
“Why pop back in now just to spew this nonsense? What does this even mean? And why drag Dad into it?”
Fans quickly blasted him and reminded him that he was left out of his father’s will for his words. On top of that were fans blasting the memory of Craig Sager himself after finding out he voted for Trump just weeks before his death: