Best known for sporting colorful outfits during broadcasts of the NBA on TNT, broadcaster Craig Sager was told by his doctors that he has three to six months left to live.
Sager was recently given the grim news after battling two bouts of leukemia. He was sidelined twice while undergoing treatment.
After being sidelined for much of the 2014-15 season, Sager returned to cover a Chicago Bulls home game for TNT in March 2015. And then came the news the cancer returned. His son Craig Jr. donated bone marrow to his father last summer. After receiving a clean bill of health, Sager once again rejoined TNT’s broadcasts.
Sager has lost more than 50 pounds since his initial diagnosis in April 2014.
“I have already had two stem cell transplants, very rarely does a person have a third,” Sager told HBO’s Real Sports. “I am still kicking, still fighting. I haven’t won the battle, it isn’t over yet, but I haven’t lost it. (I’ve had) some victories and some setbacks.”
Sager’s interview is scheduled to air Tuesday evening on HBO.
Before the interview, members of the NBA community showed their support for Sager.
Thoughts and prayers for Craig Sager and his family. Keep on fighting man. #prayforsager
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) March 22, 2016
Pls pray 4 TNT_CraigSager as he fights cancer / he is battling & has many praying 4 his recovery as his Leukemia is now back / #HAVEFAITH
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) March 21, 2016
My prayers goes out to one of the best to ever do it Craig Sager!! Please Stay Strong. #CancerSucks
— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 22, 2016