To be in the sports industry as long as Craig Sager has you have to be a little bit peculiar and have your fair share of gimmicks. With that being said, Sager has tortured us all with his fashion sense for the last 40 years, so the question is slowly developing whether or not Sager’s flamboyant act is growing thin with NBA fans?
Sager is an attention hound by nature, yet his attempt to “photobomb” superstars Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith on Thursday was a great example of just how annoying this guy can be. The Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls were battling in South Beach, however all that Sager can think about is getting his cotton candy suit some more airtime — this guy is the definition of a clown. It would have been a fun-loving gesture if Sager was a high school kid, but the overdone action made me want to throw up when I first saw it.
Listen, I don’t want to condemn Sager’s originality, but when the sideline reporter himself is getting more notoriety than the actual story in which he is covering, then there’s an issue and someone needs to get this pest off of the television.
To put Sager’s age in perspective, he was on the field when Hank Arron clobbered his 715th home run in 1974 for the Atlanta Braves. At age 64 Sager has really shown us all of the tricks that are in his bag and the jig should be up for one of the worst dressed sideline reporters in the history of sports.