The sports world was rocked today as longtime Turner Sports NBA reporter Craig Sager died at the age of 65 after a long battle with leukemia. The entire world of sports came together to pay tribute to one of the NBA’s most beloved icons. Here is merely a sample of the public outcry of love for one of sports greatest, taken from us far too soon:
From the Organizations…
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) December 15, 2016
— MLB (@MLB) December 15, 2016
— B/R Kicks (@brkicks) December 15, 2016
Our friend Craig was a true difference maker & inspired us all. Thank you, Craig!
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) December 15, 2016
… To the Players…
Heaven just got a little more colorful..#SagerStrong
— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) December 15, 2016
— Chris Paul (@CP3) December 15, 2016
Long Live Craig. We love you! Rest in Paradise
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) December 15, 2016
RIP Sager… Was always great to see him arriving at work! Left his mark on the game! Rest up
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) December 15, 2016
… And finally to the Fans…
— Bud Lane (@bud22089) December 15, 2016
— Nick (@NickTheBullsFan) December 15, 2016
2016 really had to take Sager on its way out, huh? Goddammit. RIP. #SagerStrong
— Caleb 🌹 (@chisportsguy41) December 15, 2016
… We will never forget those crazy suits you wore, Mr. Sager. You always brightened our screen with your character and unique attire. Rest in Peace, Sager Strong.
"Craig Sager, a low-volume pro in the loud clothes."
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 15, 2016