Legendary TNT broadcaster Craig Sager got a special visit from Charles Barkley last week while undergoing treatment for Leukemia at the Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Sager, who usually has a full head of hair and a flashy suit on was noticeably thinner and without hair due to the treatment he is receiving.
Sager is currently undergoing his third bone marrow transplant, despite the fact that many patients only go through two due to the rigor of the treatment. However, the rigor of the treatment has not stopped Sager from doing everything he possibly can to defeat Leukemia. Last week, his wife got a bad cold and doctors worried that she would spread it to Sager and it would be detrimental to his treatment. Therefore, they instructed her to go home and Craig would have had to undergo his treatment alone.
Upon hearing about this, Charles Barkley flew out from his residence in Phoenix, Arizona to Houston to see Sager and keep him company. Barkley had just had a hip replacement and his doctor instructed him not to travel, but Barkley defied this order and went to see Sager anyways.
Barkley noted that he was amazed at the positive attitude Sager has despite the physical discomfort involved in the treatment. Sager says that his treatment should be over by early November and he will get right back to his notorious sideline reporting a couple weeks into the NBA regular season. Sager is very hopeful that this third bone marrow transplant will be what permanently rids him of cancer. Best of luck to Craig Sager and we hope to see him back on the court as soon as possible.
By Spencer Roush