Tonight, Craig Sager Will Finally Get To Work The NBA Finals Brandon Caldwell June 16, 2016 News, Sports Craig Sager, the sharpest dressed man in the NBA will finally fulfill a career achievement. ESPN’s NBA Finals coverage has been pretty colorful thanks to Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson playing off straight man Mike Breen. Tonight, it gets just a bit more colorful as our good friend and Suit Gawd is going to be making a bit of personal history. Craig Sager, who works with Turner Sports as their sideline reporter for NBA games will be on the sideline for Game 6 of the NBA Finals between the Cavaliers and Warriors. It’s a unique partnership between Turner Sports and ESPN that will allow Sager to work with Doris Burke in offering reports from the sideline during tonight’s game. It will be Sager’s first time covering an NBA Finals game. “I’d like to thank Turner and ESPN for approaching me with this tremendous opportunity to be part of The Finals broadcast team,” Sager said in a press release. “I’ve been watching the series very closely and, while I do not want to distract in any way from the event itself, I look forward to being in the building for what will be an incredibly exciting Game 6. The NBA community is a very special one and this is a great honor.” Sager’s involvement with ESPN won’t stop at the NBA Finals. He’s set to receive the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles on July 13th. For the past two years, Sager has been battling leukemia, receiving treatments in Houston before returning to sideline work for TNT’s NBA coverage. The cancer had gone in remission twice but had returned aggressively earlier this year. Since his debut with Turner Sports in 1982, Sager has covered any and everything for the network, while also wearing some of the more outlandish and stylish suits in sports. Share this:TweetShare on Tumblr Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.