Craig Sager Rumors
The folks of NBA on TNT looked especially jaunty for Wednesday’s Game 1 between the Hawks and the Cavaliers. Why? The crew was paying homage to beloved broadcaster Craig Sager, who has been battling leukemia. (However, the 63-year-old recently took a break from chemotherapy to attend the Rockets-Clippers Game 7.)
As Turner Sports reporter Craig Sager continues to fight the good fight against leukemia, the chance to watch some playoff basketball in person Tuesday night was the best medicine Houston could offer. Sager, 63, who was diagnosed in April 2014 with acute myeloid leukemia, will begin a new round of chemotherapy Wednesday morning at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Doctors gave him the option of attending Tuesday night’s Clippers-Rockets game at Toyota Center, and he said his response was, “Hell yes, I’m going.” “My doctor told me don’t fall, don’t get hurt, stay away from people who are sick, and we’ll see you tomorrow,” he said.
“It was quite a shock when the leukemia came back,” the elder Sager said. “They gave me a drug to try to put me back in remission, and it didn’t work, and they said in Atlanta they had gone to their best option and maybe I should try looking at different options. “Obviously, M.D. Anderson is the best, so I came here last week and met with (Dr. Naveen Pemmaraju) and his staff, and they seemed to indicate they are very optimistic and have a clinical trial that will suit me.”