Craig Sager Jr. shares inspirational photos prior to donating bone marrow to father
JUL 03, 2014 1:01p ET
Longtime Turner Sports reporter Craig Sager was scheduled to receive a bone marrow transplant from his son Friday.
Sager was diagnosed with leukemia in April and underwent three weeks of chemotherapy before returning home in early May.
He has long covered basketball for Turner Sports, including "The NBA on TNT" and the NCAA tournament.
Sager also appears on TBS' MLB postseason coverage and has previously reported at the Olympics and the World Cup.
During his illness, Sager has been receiving an outpouring of support from well-wishers including San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, plus "NBA on TNT" colleagues Kenny Smith, Ernie Johnson, Shaquille O'Neil and Charles Barkley, among others.
Meanwhile, Sager's son, Craig Sager Jr., has been using Twitter to update followers on his father's condition.
The younger Sager documented the 24 hours leading up to the surgery with some inspirational photos and tweets, especially a tremendous T-shirt seen at the bottom.
A BIG Sager Thank you for being there every step of the way! ✔Keep checking those days off pic.twitter.com/FC5q8bFqmf— Craig Sager II (@CraigSagerJr) July 3, 2014