Since the passing of TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager, numerous stories have come to light about his impact on the lives of others.
One of the latest stories comes from retired forward Dennis Rodman.
Rodman had his own set of troubles during his time in the league, but one in particular that he will never forget.
During the 1993 season, a troubled Rodman contemplated suicide and almost followed through on it. He had gone AWOL from the Detroit Pistons ready to kill himself because of the struggles in his life at the time. The team was being dismantled and he felt alone with no family in the city.
Once Sager got word of what was happening, he set out on a mission to track Rodman down and found him at a local strip club. Sager saw Rodman with a gun ready to end his life and convinced him that he had more to live for.
Rodman credits Sager for saving his life and posted a tweet in tribute to the man who helped him through his darkest day.
Craig Sager thanks for saving my life when I was in dire need of help in Detroit back in 1993. Condolences to your family. RIP my friend.
— Dennis Rodman (@dennisrodman) December 15, 2016