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#1 artemis

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Posted December 15, 2016 - 12:55 PM

 

Craig Sager, the legendary sideline reporter and NBA announcer whose years-long battle with acute myeloid leukemia inspired countless fans and basketball lovers, died Thursday. He was 65.

 

“Craig Sager was a beloved member of the Turner family for more than three decades and he has been a true inspiration to us all,” Turner President David Levy wrote in a network 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.

 

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Love, peace, and prayers to him and his family. RIP to the fashion icon!


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Posted December 15, 2016 - 01:15 PM

He'll be missed



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Posted December 15, 2016 - 01:27 PM

Legend. Rip and thank you

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Posted December 15, 2016 - 01:28 PM

His Quick Wits and Stand Out suits will be missed. Epic Sager and Popovich battles. He fought a long battle, God Bless the man and his loved ones. R.I.P Mr Sager.. Never Forgotten



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Posted December 15, 2016 - 02:28 PM

I got to meet Craig in Minneapolis before Game 5 of the 2004 NBA Western Conference Finals.

I was standing on a bridge over looking the Mississippi River and he jogged up the steps with 2 of his children.

He stopped and talked for a bit. Asked me why I liked the Lakers, etc.

He was friendly, and took a picture with me. We still have the framed photo in our house.

He really defined what it meant to be a sideline reporter. Really sorry to see him go.  


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Posted December 15, 2016 - 02:37 PM

Honestly, his fight while staying public and helping raise awareness was the kind of courage most of us wonder if we could come close to finding in the same sad circumstance.

 

He lived pretty fully and mostly on his own terms while going out.

 

Never much cared for his shtick or his contributions before his diagnosis, but after it was only respect and awe from me


Edited by kball, December 15, 2016 - 02:38 PM.

Praying for  1. Youngsters Ballin (Hockey stick growth curve for Randle, D'lo, Nance and Clarkson ASAP) 2. Miracle Trade (Lakers need a top 10 player...or maybe 2 to compete w bigboys) 3. Kick Ass Rooks (Ingram and Zubac getting playing time and impacting games)

READY FOR SEASON!

 

 


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Posted December 15, 2016 - 06:28 PM

Damn man RIP

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Posted December 15, 2016 - 07:03 PM


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Posted December 16, 2016 - 01:20 AM

everyday people are dieying in syria right now

 

children and woman..

 

im mourning too for him

but there are so many people out there who battle even harder battles everyday

 

anyway..

 

rip craig and thanks for the memories...

 

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Posted December 16, 2016 - 01:50 PM

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Posted December 16, 2016 - 02:14 PM

Rip Craig Sager. I'm going to miss those crazy suits



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Posted December 16, 2016 - 08:42 PM

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Honestly im going to miss his fight against cancer with honor, dignity and humanity much more than the suits


Praying for  1. Youngsters Ballin (Hockey stick growth curve for Randle, D'lo, Nance and Clarkson ASAP) 2. Miracle Trade (Lakers need a top 10 player...or maybe 2 to compete w bigboys) 3. Kick Ass Rooks (Ingram and Zubac getting playing time and impacting games)

READY FOR SEASON!

 

 





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