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.