After beloved NBA reporter Craig Sager died and left a gaping hole in the basketball universe, he was honored Thursday night in utterly perfect fashion.
Just before tipoff of a national televised game between the Warriors and Knicks — a game that, in an alternate timeline, Sager may well have worked — Warriors coach Steve Kerr called both his team and the Knicks to center court and addressed the crowed.
Sager became a luminary of the basketball world in a way few reporters ever do. His gentle sense of humor and lack of self-seriousness were what truly made him a treasure — even though it was his loud, often garish suits that made the biggest initial impression. Sager’s fight and optimism became an inspiration after he was diagnosed with leukemia in 2014. Read more…