Craig Sager: The Colorful Man

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 05: TNT Reporter Craig Sager reports after a game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls on March 5, 2015 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO -- USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Randy Belice/NBAE via Getty Images)

Whether he was decked out in a pink and yellow suit or mix and matched polka dots with plaid, Craig Sager lived a colorful, exciting life. Known for his unconventional style, sense of humor and lively attitude. Sager was a sports journalist who pioneered side-line reporting covering baseball, football, basketball and Olympic sporting events. Sager knew how to speak to people and made anybody feel special; he knew how to say the right words at the right time. Former Detroit Pistons star, Dennis Rodman was contemplating suicide in 1993 and says in a tweet, “Craig Sager thanks for saving my life when I was in dire need of help in Detroit back in 1993.” Rodman went AWOL in 1993 and Sager tracked him down and talked him out of committing suicide; right words, right time.

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