(Video) NBA: Ernie Johnson Honors His Late Friend Craig Sager With Funny Poem at Memorial Service

Today was the memorial service for the late Craig Sager.  The legendary sports broadcaster passed away a few days ago after losing his fight against acute myeloid leukemia.  TNT NBA analyst Ernie Johnson gave a speech for his dear friend, which also included a perfect poem.

(Video) NBA: Kenny Smith Says The Dress Code For Craig Sager’s Funeral Will Be “Loud”

photo credit The basketball world lost Craig Sager on Thursday after his long fight with leukemia and his family, friends and even fans have been in mourning. Now that a couple days have passed, people like his good friend and colleague, Kenny Smith, are trying to get over the mourning and start remembering the good times and celebrating his life. Kenny was at the airport where he was asked what would he be wearing to the funeral services considering Sager’s elaborate style. He didn’t even hesitate to say that Sager already told everyone they need to be dressed very loudly when they come see him for the final time.

NBA: Here’s How Craig Sager Reportedly Helped Save Dennis Rodman From Committing Suicide

photo credit The story of Dennis Rodman contemplating suicide back in 1993 and Craig Sager being somewhat involved is not new in itself. It’s a story that has been shared before, namely in his autobiography in 1996 titled “Bad As I Wanna Be” and then again in an interview in 2011. Seeing how Sager unfortunately passed away yesterday and Rodman took to twitter to publicly thank him for preventing him from taking his own life, this is a good a time as ever to go back and share some more specific details of what happened on that night in 93′.

(Video) NBA: Steve Kerr Leads Warriors Crowd In Moment Of Joy In Memory Of Craig Sager

photo credit Steve Kerr has always been known as a class act and last night was a perfect example of why. Prior to the Warriors home game against the Knicks, players from both teams gathered at mid court and Kerr took the microphone and delivered a loving, passionate speech about Craig Sager. Rather than ask the crowd for a moment of silence, Kerr chose to go a different route based on the way Sager lived his life.

(Video) NBA: The Inside The NBA Crew Gave A Touching Tribute To Craig Sager

photo credit With the news of Craig Sager passing away yesterday, we knew that “Inside The NBA” and the Thursday night games on TNT were going to be tough to watch. If you’ve been a big basketball fan for years now then I’m sure there were a few times yesterday you may have wanted to tear up. Sager was a strong guy who kept fighting through his leukemia and made sure he enjoyed his life the way he wanted to. It didn’t take long last night for things to get emotional as the crew from Inside The NBA had a tribute ready for Sager.

(Photos) NBA Players Past & Present Mourn the Loss of Legendary Broadcaster Craig Sager

Today the sports world lost a legendary part of the community as NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager lost his battle with acute myeloid leukemia.  NBA players from the past and present including Shaquille O’Neal, Scottie Pippen, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and so many more, all mourned the loss of a man who was truly one-of-a-kind.

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