The Tributes Are Pouring In For Craig Sager, Who Died Today At Age 65
We've lost a lot of notable characters in 2016, but as it turns out this dirtbag of a year had one more gut-punch in store. Craig Sager passed away today following a long battle with leukemia, and while it wasn't a total surprise, that doesn't make it sting any less.
There is no way to accurately gauge what the longtime Turner Sports sideline reporter has meant to the industry and to those who knew him or were touched by his work. What do you say about a reporter who could make Gregg Popovich laugh, and all of us cry? His personality was as colorful as his outfits, but his spirit soared above all else.
And of all the tributes pouring in so far, possibly the best was by ... Wikipedia?
Craig Sager got an awesome tribute on his Wikipedia page just after he passed away pic.twitter.com/aQ9ULa5c6E
— Steve DelVecchio (@SteveDelSports) December 15, 2016
There is no way to know how many lives Sager touched -- we just know that he made an incredible difference. And if you want to know how he did it, it's really simple. He said it himself. "Time is simply the way you live your life."
Long Live Craig. We love you! Rest in Paradise
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) December 15, 2016
We were so old that Craig Sager and I had to convince a 1982 PR person we weren't just seeking free tickets, there WAS a CNN. RIP old friend
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) December 15, 2016
22-year-old Craig Sager, who was making $95 a week for a radio station, next to Hank Aaron after he hit home run 715pic.twitter.com/911lYBMB9u
— The Sports Quotient (@SportsQuotient) December 15, 2016
— Jason Terry (@jasonterry31) December 15, 2016
— Craig Sager II (@CraigSagerJr) December 15, 2016
Craig Sager died as he lived—with courage, passion, perseverance. Fearless and hopeful, a real hero. pic.twitter.com/lPzJUPevTE
— Vice President Biden (@VP) December 15, 2016
We'll remember the incredible Craig Sager with a special 30 minute tribute at 5pm east on ESPN2
— Jay Crawford (@jaycrawfordespn) December 15, 2016
— Stephanie Stradley (@StephStradley) December 15, 2016
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