Kevin Garnett Talks About His Relationship With Craig Sager (VIDEO)

The NBA lost an icon on Thursday with the passing of Craig Sager, who died at the age of 65 after battling Leukemia for two years.  Sager was an electric analyst and sideline reporter whose personality was as colorful as his famous suits.  He brought life to the game each and every night and was an all-time great at his profession.

As a Celtics fan, my best memories of Sager are his interactions with Kevin Garnett.  KG began the trend of making fun of his wardrobe, which quickly caught on throughout the rest of the NBA.  Sager always took it like a champ and played along and it was pure comedy:

 

During Garnett’s “KG Area 21” segment on Thursday night’s NBA on TNT coverage, KG talked with his guest Chris Webber and reminisced on his unique relationship with Craig:

After the last game of the night between the Knicks and the Warriors, Garnett and Webber joined the rest of the crew on Inside the NBA to share some more thoughts:

Then TNT compiled clips of some the reactions from around the league, capturing what Sager meant to everyone who knew him or was a fan of his work.  You might need tissues for this one:

And it’s only right to end this post with Craig’s unforgettable, incredibly powerful speech this past summer at the 2016 ESPY Awards.  This is a guy we can all learn from:

There will never be another Craig Sager.  Rest in peace, legend.

 

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