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Longtime NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager dies at 65

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Longtime sports broadcaster Craig Sager has died at the age of 65.

Sager was diagnosed with leukemia in April 2014.

He was known for his memorable sideline reports from big NBA games, and colorful suits which players loved.

Sager worked through treatment for years.

A memorable moment came in December 2015 when Spurs coach Gregg Popovich welcomed Sager back to the sideline after treatment.

The sideline interview was classic Popovich, but not before some well wishes and hugs thrown Sager’s way. Here’s a part of the interview:

"I gotta honestly tell you, this is the first time I've enjoyed doing this ridiculous interview we're required to do," Popovich said. "It's because you're here, and you're back with us. Welcome back, baby."

“Thank you very much," Sager said. "I laid in the hospital for months hoping to do this again."

In addition to his wife and Craig Sager Jr., survivors include other children Kacy, Krista, Riley and Ryan.

We are forever #SagerStrong pic.twitter.com/t9C3x6znkb

— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) December 15, 2016


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