Posts Tagged ‘Craig Sager’

Craig Sager’s powerful ESPY acceptance speech

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night’s ESPY Awards ceremony ended with our colleague Craig Sager being honored with the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance. The award is named for longtime North Carolina State coach Jim Valvano, whose memorable speech at the 1993 ESPY Awards in the midst of his battle against cancer is still referenced today. Sager has recently waged his own public war against cancer, and last night was another incredible step in that battle. As the award’s presenter Vice President Joe Biden tweeted, Sager’s powerful speech was a “lesson on how to live.”

To watch Sager’s entire speech, click here.

Craig Sager throws out first pitch at Wrigley Field

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We’ve seen plenty of NBA players and coaches have a turn at throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at various baseball games. But last night in Chicago, it was time for Turner Sports reporter Craig Sager to have a go at it. Sager has been waging a public battle against cancer while raising money and awareness for the fight via his #SagerStrong foundation. The Cubs invited Sager to be part of their Conquer Cancer Day at Wrigley Field…

Wear your support for Craig Sager

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night news broke that TNT’s Craig Sager would be honored with the Jimmy V award at the upcoming ESPYs. And to continue to support Sager in his fight against leukemia, the crew from TNT introduced a couple of ways people can get involved with the #SagerStrong movement.

The entire crew last night wore ties designed in conjunction with Dwyane Wade and The Tie Bar, the proceeds of which will benefit the SAGERSTRONG Foundation…

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Also, the crew from TNT wore a limited edition Sager sock from Stance…

NBA sideline reporters pay tribute to Craig Sager

VIDEO: Sager Tribute

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — As longtime NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager continues his fight against cancer, last night sideline reporters from around the NBA showed their solidarity with Sager and his battle. They all broke out colorful prints and wacky jackets and shoes, similar to Sager’s signature style, and took to Twitter to show their support…


Kyrie Irving, Dennis Rodman Celebrate Foot Locker Week of Greatness

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Foot Locker’s Week of Greatness is a way for the kicks store to celebrate some of the coolest shoes on the market, by releasing some of “the most premium” shoes all within one week. In this new commercial, Cleveland guard Kyrie Irving celebrates the Week of Greatness by imagining some of the things that would just make the world seem right. Let’s see those suits burn, Sager

VIDEO: Foot Locker Week Of Greatness

Gregg Popovich Is In Midseason Form

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night’s Spurs/Rockets preseason game was broadcast on TNT, which means, that’s right, a between-quarters interview with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. While many player use the preseason to work their way into shape, it’s obvious from this interview between Pop and Craig Sager that Pop is always ready to give a sideline reporter the business …

VIDEO: Craig Sager gets ribbed by Gregg Popovich

Craig Sager Photobombs Will And Jaden Smith

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Midway through the third quarter of Game Five of the Heat/Bulls series last night, the Bulls had built a 9-point lead and seemed poised to push the series back to Chicago for a Game 6. As the TNT broadcast returned from a commercial break, the cameras focused in on superstars Will Smith and his son Jaden, who were sitting courtside. As Marv Albert introduced them, immediately behind them was visible a blazer that seemed to be made from a bag of tropical Skittles.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, this coat of many colors belonged to our favorite intrepid sideline reporter, Craig Sager. Noticing the camera was on him, and encouraged by Marv and Steve Kerr, Sager broke into a full-on photobomb.

Gotta figure Will Smith hasn’t been photobombed very often. And never by a jacket like that.


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