Mar 21, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; TV announcer Craig Sager watches in the second half of a men's college basketball game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Providence Friars during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Craig Sager releases statement on leukemia diagnosis


The NBA Playoffs will be without sideline reporter Craig Sager, who has been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Sager’s son broke the news on Thursday night, and now Sager himself has addressed the news.

In perfect Sager fashion, he delivered a great statement that was injected with some humor and showed that he remains in good spirits despite the unfortunate news about his health.

Sager’s statement read:

 “My favorite time of year – city to city, round by round, 40 games in 40 nights. A dramatic turn has matched me with acute myeloid leukemia. From the sidelines to being sidelined, 40 veins and 40 electrolytes. Too bad, I had some probing questions for Pop.”

Sager’s presence and his always intriguing fashion choices will be missed throughout the postseason, but he will remain in our thoughts as he deals with this difficult time.

We would like to wish Sager a full and speedy recovery.

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