While doing an interview for HBO's Real Sports, longtime sideline reporter Craig Sager revealed that the doctors told him that a patient in his condition usually has three to six months left to live:
"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." (Per Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated.)
Sager, who is 64 years young, has been working throughout this NBA season, even though he is battling leukemia for a third time. Here is a chunk of his interview:
This is such a tough situation for Sager. He has been battling his ass off and I really hope he is able to pull it off. He seems like the happiest guy on the planet and genuinely loves his job.
Keep on fighting the good fight.
P.S. Does anyone remember Sager and Kevin Garnett's epic conversations? Some of the best audio in all of sports.
I agree with KG, Sager. Burn it.