NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager, who fought cancer twice, died Thursday at the age of 65. Sager finally succumbed to leukemia, but not before his battle inspired an entire league of professional basketball players and coaches—not to mention all the fans who watched him on their TVs—and his loss sent the sports community into tears.
— TurnerSportsPR (@TurnerSportsPR) December 15, 2016
Sager was noted for his preparation and for his fearlessness in asking tough questions—he was one of the most respected TV reporters of any professional sport in this country—but he was also known for the loud sports jackets he wore on every broadcast.
As such, many Twitter users took it upon themselves to honor Sager by posting every garish photo they could find of him stalking the sidelines.
RIP Craig Sager. Your jacket game will always be legendary. pic.twitter.com/7nqjKcGI5W
— Jason Sailers (@jasonsailers) December 15, 2016
— Josh Alexander (@joshgoblu3) December 15, 2016
— Drey (@whereisaudrey) December 15, 2016
— Ugl’ass Jon (@uglassjon) December 15, 2016
Craig Sager. R.I.P. pic.twitter.com/tJrxKeOpKa
— SI Vault (@si_vault) December 15, 2016
My favorite Craig Sager image is him on the field after Hank's home run. Look at that jacket. What a legend. pic.twitter.com/8pyZSpPhMR
— Michael Henshaw (@DarthHenshaw) December 15, 2016
There's a few dozen pictures and videos of Craig Sager on my timeline right now and I haven't seen a duplicate sport coat yet.
— *R*O*C*K* *I*N* *T*H*E* *U*S*A* (@doc_rock) December 15, 2016
Not everybody, though, was such a big fan of Sager’s outfit selection. Kevin Garnett, for one.
And Chris Paul, for two.
And with that, here’s one of the most emotional moments of Sager’s career, when he heard this from San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, a man who does not take guff (or silly questions) from anybody in the media.