Look: Charles Barkley Defies Doctor's Orders, Visits Craig Sager in Hospital

Charles Barkley

Look: Charles Barkley Defies Doctor's Orders, Visits Craig Sager in Hospital

Here's how the touching moment came about.

Published September 2, 2016

If it wasn't evident enough about how much love the NBA on TNT crew has for Craig Sager, look no further than Charles Barkley's heartwarming gesture.

The Hall of Famer and TNT analyst went against his own doctor's orders following his hip replacement surgery to visit the beloved sideline reporter Thursday, fresh off Sager's third bone marrow transplant since being diagnosed with leukemia in 2014.

The visit came about after Sager's wife, Stacy, couldn't be with her husband because she came down with a cold and could've infected him. Upon learning that, Barkley sprang to action, traveling from Phoenix to Houston — despite his doctor's orders against traveling — just to be there with Sager.

Take a look at the poignant moment and what Sir Charles had to say about Sager's fighting spirit.

Here's another touching shot from Barkley's visit.

We'd definitely call this the greatest assist of Barkley's career.

Let's hope that Sager, 65, powers through in his ongoing fight, as documented by his son, Craig Sager II.

Sager courageously aims to be back on NBA sidelines by November of the new 2016-17 season.

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

(Photos from left: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for American Express, Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


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