If you’ve been watching the NBA Playoffs at all these last few weeks, you’ve probably seen TNT reporter Craig Sager doing his thing on the sideline during timeouts. But what’s truly amazing, Sager is doing it all while battling leukemia.
Back in late March, it was revealed Sager’s cancer was no longer in remission. But Sager wasn’t going to let that slow down his professional career, even while receiving the brutal treatment that is chemotherapy.
According to Craig’s daughter, Kacy Sager, the veteran reporter has been covering games all postseason in between chemo treatments, often driving or flying straight from chemo to games and/or vice-versa.
My dad is in the middle of 8 days of chemo, drove 3.5 hours from HOU to SA to work this game, driving back in the am. Absurd. #SagerStrong
— Kacy Sager (@THESagerbomb) May 11, 2016
My dad seriously flew out to California and is about to work this Golden State game. He's a fricken beast. #SagerStrong
— Kacy Sager (@THESagerbomb) March 30, 2016
There’s a reason #SagerStrong is constantly trending. He’s continuing to perform his job professionally and with class, all while fighting constant physical fatigue.
Not to mention, his spirits couldn’t be higher (via The Big Story).
“I think my demise has been prematurely reported,” Sager said in late March. “I think I'm going to kick this and make medical history and I really believe that.”
There’s no doubt Sager has the suits ready, as he’ll continue covering the playoffs on TNT all the way through the Western Conference Finals.