The sports world lost a icon in Craig Graham Sager, Sr. who lost his battle with leukemia at the age of 65. Craig Sager was known for his flamboyant blazers and jackets that he wore on the sidelines of various NBA games. Craig’s career begin as a walk on at the University of Northwestern for the football and basketball team. He was also the schools team mascot. Craig’s career lasted over 25 years as a sideline reporter for the NBA on Turner Sports Network. He was also at home plate in his younger years when Hank Aaron hit homerun 714 and broke Babe Ruth’s record.
Craig’s missed the entire 2014 NBA dealing with Leukemia. He received a bone marrow transplant from his son Craig Sager, Jr. Even while Craig was going through Chemo and radiation he will on the sidelines trying to get the story. Craig was given only a few month’s the live and continued to work until his last days. I was happy that the fans and the players were able to let Craig and his family know how much he meant to each and every one of them. Craig Sager, Sr. passed on December 15, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia of Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
So on today the day of his Funeral Service, I just wanted to take a second to let him know that he will be missed and remembered. We will continue to live one day at a time and always be #sagerstrong. Rest easy my friend and enjoy the view!!
“I will live my life full of love and full of fun. It’s the only way I know.”
– Craig Sager, Sr.
We are going to miss you my friend
Rest In Peace