We throw around the word “Dream Team” a lot to describe things. OJ Simpson’s team of lawyers. The US Olympic basketball team in 1992. But tomorrow night fans really are going to get a “Dream Team” doing the sidelining reporting for Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
Turner Broadcasting and ESPN came to a deal that will allow Craig Sager to do his first NBA Finals game tomorrow night. Truly a heart warming story as Sager battles the reoccurrence of life-threatening leukemia.
Sager will join Doris Burke, in my mind the best sideline reporter in all of sports, on the sidelines for Game 6 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors.
Burke’s message to Sager after the announcement that he would be joining the ESPN broadcast: “Welcome to our team. It’s our honor”
Sager’s response to the announcement: “I’d like to thank Turner and ESPN for approaching me with this tremendous opportunity to be part of The Finals broadcast team. I’ve been watching the series very closely and, while I do not want to distract in any way from the event itself, I look forward to being in the building for what will be an incredibly exciting Game 6. The NBA community is a very special one and this is a great honor.”
Two class acts adding yet another amazing storyline to one of the most memorable NBA Finals in recent memory.