Many in the National Basketball Association lost a friend Thursday with the passing of TNT's Craig Sager, a journalist whose courtside reporting, professionalism and charisma won over a nation during the course of his 44-year career in sports broadcasting.
Sager's passing came after a two-year battle with acute myeloid leukemia, and over the course of his fight, Sager's repeated returns to television, even in the depths of sickness, inspired fans, coaches and players alike.
Most of us who came to know Sager will remember him for his dedication to the job, and the fact that this man in the flashiest suits imaginable could exude a humbleness even the cockiest ballplayers and gruffest head coaches would come to admire.
In short, Craig Sager was a great man, a fixture in the NBA community and an inspiration to the famous and ordinary. And the following is a brief remembrance of his most memorable courtside ensembles— his personal trademark, and proof that the man can make the suit.