Today, the beloved and legendary Craig Sager passed away at the age of 65. From his son to NBA legends to Lil Wayne to current players and fellow journalists, many figures in sports and media took to social media to honor the late broadcaster.
Sager's son tweeted out a heartfelt video of his father:
NBA commissioner Adam Silver released a statement regarding the tragic news:
NBA legends like Kobe Bryant and Scottie Pippen and others shared their respects for Sager:
“Time is simply how you live your life.” - Craig Sager. So grateful for the time you shared with all of us. RIP my friend #sagerstrong— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) December 15, 2016
We lost a Legend today! Prayers to the Family/Friends/Fans of the Great Craig Sager! Honor to have worked w you! pic.twitter.com/O0EmNaZnVt— Mark Jackson (@MarkJackson13) December 15, 2016
Current NBA players, like K.D., Tristan Thompson, Draymond Green, Chris Paul, Kevin Love, and Jeremy Lin, expressed their grief as well.
R.I.P to Craig Sager. A true definition of a brave, charismatic, stylish, strong man. A true legend to the game of basketball.— Chris Bosh (@chrisbosh) December 15, 2016
RIP Craig!— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) December 15, 2016
We were so old that Craig Sager and I had to convince a 1982 PR person we weren't just seeking free tickets, there WAS a CNN. RIP old friend— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) December 15, 2016
Even Lil Wayne reacted to the tragic news:
Other NBA analysts/journalists sent messages too:
Rest In Peace Craig Sager...— Erin Andrews (@ErinAndrews) December 15, 2016
Sager earned the respect of many organizations over the years:
The entire Miami HEAT organization extends its sympathies to the Sager family. You will be missed, Craig. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/nD95WfJZio— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) December 15, 2016
The NBA family lost an incredible member of our family today. Rest in peace, Craig Sager. You will be missed. #SagerStrong— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) December 15, 2016
He was so influential he received acclaim from the U.S. Vice President.
Craig Sager died as he lived—with courage, passion, perseverance. Fearless and hopeful, a real hero. pic.twitter.com/lPzJUPevTE— Vice President Biden (@VP) December 15, 2016