NBA games just won’t be the same without Craig Sager hanging out on the sidelines. The most colorful man in the arena passed away this week after battling leukemia for a number of years. An entire league has mourned the loss of Sager and his distinct style since his death. Steve Kerr even called for a “moment of joy” to celebrate his friend and former colleague before the Warriors took on the New York Knicks in Oracle Arena.
The love isn’t stopping with the players on the court and the broadcasters in the booth, as fans have started their own tributes to the fashionable sideline reporter. YouTuber Da InFaMous NY is honoring Sager’s legacy by creating custom “Sager Strong” uniforms and courts for NBA 2K17. His designs resemble the “Sager Strong” shirts that teams have been wearing as a tribute to the longtime broadcaster this week.
Now fans playing at home can honor the legend by donning his signature style on the court. Da InFaMous NY has posted a tutorial of how to create the uniforms on YouTube, so you can go online and represent. The SagerStrong Foundation is selling the shirts in an effort to raise money to help fund cancer research. There is a lot of color going on, but it’s for one of the best causes imaginable.
We will never be able to forget Craig Sager and his contributions to the nightly telecasts of the NBA. We'll miss hearing the fine distinctions between a gator skin shoe and an ostrich one during a broadcast.