Watch Steph Curry Thank An Ailing Craig Sager For Being An Inspiration

"We got no excuses."

Craig Sager has been an NBA sideline reporter for TNT and TBS for nearly two decades, and has spent twice that time in a wide-reaching career as a sports analyst. He's easily most famous for his colorful wardrobe of suits, which has been a long-running joke he's gladly played into for years.

Two years ago, he was diagnosed with leukemia, and as a result had to miss the 2014 NBA playoffs and much of the 2015-2016 season. He returned to his duties this season only to reveal earlier this month that his cancer was no longer in remission and doctors had given him three to six months to live.

Despite the bleak news, Sager continues to fight for his life and is even working while doing so. His most recent game was between the Golden State Warriors and Washington Wizards, and after the game, reigning MVP and all-around great guy Stephen Curry praised the reporter for how hard he's fighting.

When asked by Sager if he needed any rest down the homestretch of the season, Curry told him the team has "no excuses" considering what he's been going through in his battle with cancer, and even thanked him for being an inspiration to the team.


Watch the exchange below:

To understand that inspiration, all it takes is a glance at what Sager says about his fight:

If that doesn't get you up to play, nothing will.

Cover image: Golden State Warriors via Twitter


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