As you all likely know by now, Turner Sports sideline reporter Craig Sager has died today from acute myeloid leukemia at the age of 65. Many of us who are deeply ingrained in the world of basketball -and the entirety of sports- are deeply saddened by this news. Craig was loved by everyone he had ever met, as well as everyone at home who never had the opportunity to meet him.
We here at Real Ball Insider would like to say goodbye to Craig in the only way we know how, by writing:
Thank you for giving the best bit of insight any fan could ever ask for,
Thank you for your humor in the most serious of times,
Thank you for your lively suits that we all secretly loved,
Thank you for showing us how to live,
Thank you for the passion and enthusiasm you showed every single game you covered,
Thank you for all the hope you gave us away from the sport of basketball,
Thank you for your love,
Thank you for gracing us all with your presence nearly every night,
Thank you for every memory you gave us,
And thank you for making heaven an even more beautiful place,
You will forever be remembered and missed by us all for everything,
Rest in peace.
With love, Everyone.