Terrible news: Craig Sager says his cancer has returned

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After twice missing time to battle leukemia, and twice getting stem cells from his son Craig Jr., Craig Sager and his unmistakeable bright suits have been back on the sidelines of NBA games this season working for TNT. Even Gregg Popovich was happy to do sideline interviews with Sager after what the respected reporter went through.

Tuesday night on HBO’s Real Sports, Sager announces that his cancer is out of remission and back for a third time.

What is next? This is from the trailer released for the show (which can be seen above).

“Uncharted waters. I’ve already had two stem cell transplants. Very rarely does somebody have a third. So I have to maintain my strength, so I can go through this….

“Still kicking, still fighting. I haven’t won the battle. It’s not over yet, but I haven’t lost it either. There have been some victories and some setbacks. I still have to fight it and I still have a lot of work to do.”

Sager is scheduled to continue working with TNT through the end of the month, although it’s unclear if that will change.

The man is a fighter and I look forward to many future rounds between him and Popovich.

Russell Westbrook gets so hot, he has to cool himself down (video)

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NEW ORLEANS — Russell Westbrook hit 4-of-6 3-pointers in the third quarter.

This one apparently put him on fire to the point he had to cool himself off.

Stephen Curry literally lays down on defense to avoid ending up in Greek Freak poster (VIDEO)

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It’s hard to find a new low for defense in an NBA All-Star Game.

But Stephen Curry was laying down on defense. Literally.

The result was a Giannis Antetokounmpo dunk and Curry ending up in the highlight anyway.

Russell Westbrook off the backboard to DeAndre Jordan for the dunk (VIDEO)

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Hey, DeAndre Jordan, where was this Saturday night during the Dunk Contest?

The Clippers’ big man threw down an off-the-backboard alley-oop from Russell Westbrook during the All-Star Game Sunday that was better than anything he did on Saturday night. Enjoy

LeBron James passes off backboard to himself for dunk (video)

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NEW ORLEANS — Even in a game conducive to highlights, LeBron James went above and beyond.