Last night’s Bulls-Thunder game represented the official return of TNT’s Craig Sager to the sidelines after missing almost a year due to his battle with cancer.  Sager was given a standing ovation by the fans in Chicago and presented with a black and red plaid sportscoat by Benny the Bull to mark his triumphant return.

And Inside the NBA had a behind the scenes piece on Sager’s return:

Even the NBA crew at ESPN paid tribute to Sager’s return by donning some of his trademark wardrobe:

Scores of NBA players shared their encouraging messages on Twitter and then, of course, there was Gregg Popovich.

Even though it has nothing to do with the action on the court, seeing Sager back on the sidelines is definitely one of the highlights of the NBA season.

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