LeBron James had just led the Cleveland Cavaliers to a season-saving victory over the Golden State Warriors with an instant-classic performance. Instead of talking about his 41 points, eight rebounds, 11 assists, four steals, and three blocks during his post-game interview, though, the future Hall of Famer bestowed some praise upon Craig Sager.
The legendary broadcaster, who continues to fight Leukemia, was a special guest of the ABC/ESPN crew for Game 6. Considering Sager was working the first Finals contest of his career, then, it’s safe to say he would always remember Thursday night regardless.
But with a tribute like this from James, too? Sager, his family, and his millions of fans across the globe will have an extra special moment to cherish forever.