Legendary NBA reporter Craig Sager dies at 65

 

The world lost one of the America’s best-loved sports reporters, Craig Sager on 15th December, Thursday. He was 65, long suffering and battling cancer, which transformed him into a courage symbol for nation.

The NBA Sideline Reporter was diagnosed first with acute myeloid leukemia during April 2014 and took a break for 11 months for treatment from work. In March, Sager declared he had three to six months for survival after doctors told him the leukaemia that he fought for two years was no longer in remission. Since then he resumed his duties for TNT, and side by side continued his treatment. July 2016 he underwent a third bone marrow surgery.

Turner Sports president David Levy said in a statement:

“Craig Sager was a beloved member of the Turner family for more than three decades and he has been a true inspiration to all of us. His incredible talent, tireless work ethic and commitment to his craft took him all over the world covering sports.

Craig’s last most admirable statement to the world was, “Man, life is too beautiful, too wonderful, there’s just too many things,”

“It’s not just you. It’s your family and kids and all. Fight. Fight until the end. Fight as hard as you can.”

He worked for TNT network for nearly a quarter-century and the network announced his death without much details.

Every corner of NBA was mourning Sager’s death and a Hall of Famer Larry Bird expressed what people felt about the situation. To no one’s surprise, he was a man of courage, passion, perseverance and by nature cheerful!