This week Craig Sager’s son revealed on Twitter that his father was to undergo treatment for leukemia just as the NBA Playoffs were set to begin. Turner Sports has yet to have an official statement on the matter, but they have released a statement from Sager himself.
It’s a short statement, but it possesses his trademark sense of humor and even makes reference to his tete a tetes with Gregg Popovich on the sidelines.
“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.”
Tracy Wolfson will be on the sidelines with Marv Albert and Steve Kerr while Sager undergoes treatment.