In the days after the death of late TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager, stories have begun to flow of his kindness, generosity, and of the impact he had on those around him.
One such person was former All-NBAer Dennis Rodman, who tweeted thanks to Sager for saving his life during a dark period in 1993 in which he contemplated suicide.
At the height of his struggle, Rodman disappeared and was considering killing himself when Sager tracked him down on the second floor of a Detroit strip club.
“The Landing Strip,” Sager told Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins earlier this year.
Rodman, Sager told SI, “had the gun. He was going to do it. I told him how stupid that would be.”
The intervention worked.
Rodman demanded a trade soon after and was dealt to the San Antonio Spurs, where his career and personality again blossomed.
Powerful story involving a man that so many were clearly touched by.