Famous sports broadcaster Craig Sager dead at 65

The Turner network confirmed on Thursday that legendary sports broadcaster Craig Sager died at the age of 65.

"I -- along with the entire NBA family -- am deeply saddened by the passing of Craig Sager," NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. "Craig was as vital to the NBA as the players and coaches. A true original and an essential voice on Turner Sports' NBA coverage for 26 seasons, Craig chronicled some of the most memorable moments in league history and was a ubiquitous presence with his splashy suits and equally colorful personality."

Sager, the legendary sideline reporter, battled acute myeloid leukemia since being diagnosed in 2014 and missed the entire 2014 NBA Playoffs. He was especially known for his colorful and distinctive suits during his more than 40-year career.

"Craig Sager was a beloved member of the Turner family for more than three decades and he has been a true inspiration to all of us. 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," Turner president David Levy said in a statement.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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