Unfortunately Craig Sager passed away today. No, he didn’t lose his battle with cancer. He survived like a champion far beyond the doctor’s expectations. It’s certainly a sad situation but one that was inevitable.
What I’ll remember about Craig Sager is my first impression of him. I thought, “what in the hell is this dude wearing? Why does he always have a goofy smile on his face? And why is he on the sideline where a female usually resides?”
I didn’t get him. I thought he was a try hard. I thought he was a dork. So did Kevin Garnett.
The internet is chock full of “top 35 worst” Craig Sager outfits. That’s what I’ve started to understand as I age. You have to brand yourself. I don’t care what it is you choose but in show business, you need to be remembered for something. If Craig Sager wore a normal black or navy blue suit every night you think hes on the air for 30 years? Craig Sager made his horrendous fashion sense synonymous with the NBA. That is fucking brilliant.
And sadly he is gone but not forgotten. RIP Craig. Here are some gems for you viewing pleasure.