Celebrate the NBA Broadcaster Craig Sager Dies At 65
Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Chuck D and more pay their respects.
Legendary NBA broadcaster Craig Sager died of leukemia on Thursday (15 December), a few days after being admitted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall Of Fame. 65 years of age, was diagnosed with the disease two years ago.
Turner Sports NBA broadcaster Craig Sager has died at the age of 65 years. (Via @sportscenter)
A photo posted by TSN (@tsn_official) on December 15, 2016, at 12:36pm PST
Sager started his ascent in the history of broadcasting in 1972 and was easily recognizable on the bench, due in part to their crazy, color locker, which usually involve some type of strong demand.
"Craig Sager was a loved member of the Turner [Turner Network Television] the family for more than three decades and has been a true inspiration to us all," Turner president David Levy said in a statement. "There will never be another Craig Sager. His incredible talent, tireless work ethic and commitment to his craft took him all over the world covering sports."
"While he will be remembered fondly for his colorful attire and the TNT let go of the interviews conducted with coaches and players of the NBA, is the determination, the grace and the will to live that was shown during his battle with the cancer that will be its lasting impact," Levy said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Craig's wife, Stacy, and all the Sager family during this difficult time. We will be eternally Sager Strong."
Several members of the Hip Hop community took to social media to express their condolences, including Chuck D, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Waka Flocka, Ebro of The Breakfast Club, Maybach Music Group rapper Rockie Fresh, and Just Blaze.
Rest Craig Hollow ..it has been a year
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) December 15, 2016
RIP Mr. Craig Sager. Gone, but never forgotten
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 15, 2016
Rest well my friend 🙏🏾🌹🏀 https://t.co/s3plt653PP pic.twitter.com/nGMRemaaud
— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) Decemb