Thursday afternoon, timelines and newsfeeds flooded with news of Craig Sager’s passing. The long time NBA sideline reporter for Turner Sports was diagnosed in 2013 with leukemia. Best know for his role on Turner Sports' NBA coverage as a sideline reporter who rarely wore the same colorful outfit twice. Sager was an Illinois native and studied at Northwestern University. He leaves behind his wife Stacy and five children.The
Many NBA players, coaches, teams and media members shared their thoughts and prayers to the Sager family as well as favorite moments.
Just as the Warriors and Knicks honoring Sager’s life in a moment of joy, here is a look back at the top most engaging stories mentioning #SagerStrong from the past year as told by top posts on social media.
1. Colleague and friend Charles Barlkey visits Sager in the hospital against doctor’s orders.
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2. 2016 recipient of the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance.
“I will live my life full of love and full of fun. It’s the only way I know how.” – Craig Sager
3. Sager’s first NBA Finals
During the 2016 NBA Finals, TNT and ESPN reach an agreement allowing Sager to switch networks for one game to sideline report for the first time in his career.
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We look back at the highlights of his past year because Sager's ability to continue working was important to him during his diagnosis. His daughter Kacy even responded on to Tweet on why he spent so much of his last months on the NBA sidelines. As Sager said, "time is simply how you live your life." He made sure to make ever moment he had count.
You will be missed Craig Sager! #Sagerstrong.