[Video] Beloved NBA Sideline Reporter Reveals Sad News About His Cancer

[Video] Beloved NBA Sideline Reporter Reveals Sad News About His Cancer

Kobe and LeBron urge Craig Sager to keep fighting.

Published March 23rd

The NBA community is heartbroken. 

Everybody's favorite sideline reporter, Craig Sager, is facing another battle with cancer. After going into remission twice since originally being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in April 2014, Sager was recently hit with the terrible news that he has limited time to live — as in three to six months.

"Well, you've got normally three to six months to live. But somebody may only have a week. Somebody may have five years. You could be the first one to five years," Sager told Sports Illustrated about what doctors told him.

This comes after Sager, 64, has worked throughout much of this 2015-16 season after doctors declared he was in remission for the second time this past October.

Upon learning Sager's recent setback, the fun-loving, peculiar-dressed sideline reporter has gotten an outpour of support from some of the biggest names in the NBA.

We hope Craig can pull through. Prayers up.

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(Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Written by Mark Lelinwalla

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