MD Anderson honors Craig Sager with Craig's Court
The legacy of the late sports reporter Craig Sager lives on at Craig's Court at MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital. A Dec. 14 ceremony dedicated the space at the Hoglund Foundation PediDome, where young cancer patients can spend time playing basketball while undergoing cancer treatment.
The event coincided with the first anniversary of Sager's death. It preceded a Houston Rockets-San Antonio Spurs game, where $80,000 was raised for the Sager Strong Foundation, which supports acute myeloid leukemia (AML) research at MD Anderson.
For 25 years, Sager covered sports for multiple media outlets including CNN, TBS and TNT. Best known for his role as a sideline reporter for the NBA and his collection of bright and colorfully garnished suits and jackets, Sager developed a passion for finding a cure for AML when he was diagnosed in 2014.
In July 2016, Sager accepted the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at ESPN's annual ESPYs awards show, vowing he would never give up. He shared his determination with some 2,000 supporters at MD Anderson's 75th anniversary celebration in November 2016. In December 2016, he was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame.