Longtime NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager passed away today. He was 65.
Known for his colorful suits and positive attitude for the past 40 years, Sager had been battling acute myeloid leukemia since November 2014.
Despite being diagnosed with the disease and going through hard treatments, Sager pressed on and continued to report from the sidelines when he was able to. Just as things seemed they’d be looking up, Sager was admitted back into the hospital in November of this year.
In July of this year, Sager earned the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at the ESPYs and gave a truly inspirational and touching acceptance speech. You can see it below.
Sager was such a beloved and respected person, that he even got a brief, but awesome, Wikipedia update.
RIP, Craig. Hope you’re rockin’ a loud, plaid suit from up above.
Craig Sager got an awesome tribute on his Wikipedia page just after he passed away pic.twitter.com/aQ9ULa5c6E
— Steve DelVecchio (@SteveDelSports) December 15, 2016