The NBA, TNT, and ESPN celebrated Craig Sager’s legacy during Jimmy V. Week, and LeBron James gave his thoughts on the eccentric sideline reporter. James spoke to Ryan Ward of ClutchPoints about Sager’s fashion:
“He had the best style in the league for one. Everyone is dressing up & trying to be stylish now, and Craig had his own style and his own flare.”
But James didn’t limit his praise to the sharp suits Sager wore. The Los Angeles Lakers star spoke about the impact Sager had on the NBA and spoke about how committed he was to the NBA. James told Ward:
“His attention to detail and his commitment to this league, it was always great to see him come into the building and spend so much time with him during All-Star Weekend. Obviously, this league wouldn’t be what it is today without Craig.”
Sager was a mainstay on the sidelines of so many important games. He was among the best of the best in his profession before his passing in December 2016. He had an excellent rapport with coaches and players, which made for some of the most entertaining sideline interviews you could imagine.
Not many people could crack Gregg Popovich’s grumpy demeanor, but Sager was one of them. Whether it was Popovich actually cracking a smile or Shaquille O’Neal clowning on his suits, Sager was always on top of his game. LeBron James knows that just as well as anybody.