Top 10 Best Craig Sager Suits of All Time

Jesse DorseyFeatured ColumnistMarch 16, 2012

Top 10 Best Craig Sager Suits of All Time

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    Craig Sager, the sideline reporter for TNT and TBS, is known for many things. He's a fun-loving guy who tries to bring something interesting to the usually dull, pointless sideline reporting.

    He's a big man who often looks eye to eye with the big fellows that he interviews, and he has a general enthusiasm for the game that is genuinely entertaining.

    However, to most people, he is known for one thing and one thing only: those crazy, cool suits.

    Those suits Sager puts on are possibly the most polarizing thing on the basketball court at any given time, even more so than asking people their opinion on Kobe Bryant and his legacy.

    He's a man that can color coordinate everything down to the eyelets on his shoes, or he can take every color of the rainbow and throw them onto a suit, walking with swagger the entire time.

    So, as a tribute to the man who truly doesn't give a damn about what you think about what he's wearing—as long as you're looking—here are Sager's 10 best (or worst, depending on your opinion) suits.

10. Craig and Benny the Bull

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    You know you're doing something right when you get the mascot of a team to play along with your character.

    The red jacket that Sager is wearing here is pretty cool, looking like an almost-corduroy material to go along with a wavy red tie. I dig it.

    Benny isn't looking too bad himself, either, in that checkered red jacket. 

9. That Tie Is Too Fly

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    Nobody wears a pink suit with a purple shirt like Craig Sager, but it would be too basic for that to be all he has on.

    That ridiculous tie absolutely brings this whole thing together, bursting with color, completely complementing the rest of the suit.

    This one got me wondering, however, if this is what he wears to a basketball game, what does this guy wear at a funeral?

8. 3 Pieces Make Him 3 Times as Cool

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    Every once in a while (whenever he goes for a classier look), Craig Sager will pull out the three-piece suit, and as you can see here, he goes all-out with it.

    This purple design that covers the entirety of the jacket and the vest underneath looks like it has amoebas wriggling around all over it, which looks completely legitimate on Sager.

    Beyond that, the lighter colored tie and the striped shirt work well to not take anything away from the terrifically bold suit.

7. Broad Stripes for a Bold Man

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    This is one of those suits that Sager throws on from time to time that just completely contrasts in more ways than thought possible while still looking good.

    The cream-colored jacket is the least noticeable of this whole suit (which is something you don't get to say very often), but it's still very cool.

    From there, we go to the shirt, which is a very attractive broad-striped shirt under a tie that can only be described as a piece of fabric that looks like it was designed after someone dumped a bag of skittles out onto the ground.

6. Pretty in Purple

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    This suit is from the 2010 Rising Stars Challenge, and with the pointless nature of the game, Sager had to come in and bring his "A" game.

    This suit doesn't look like much from far away, especially with the basic white shirt and pink tie, but the pants and jacket pull it all together.

    The checkered purple jacket and matching pants make for one fly Craig, and if you take into account the overall bagginess of the suit in general, it just looks that much cooler.

5. Pinky Pinstripes

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    There are few things in this world cooler than pinstripes on a suit, but you have to be a certain type of person to be able to rock the pinstripes. I think it's safe to say that Sager can wear the pinstripes.

    However, this is Craig Sager we're talking about here, so he can't just have a basic pinstriped suit. Instead, he's got grey pinstripes on a pink jacket to go along with a flaming pocket square, a blue and white tie and a crisp, clean white shirt.

    Plus, the entire ensemble makes him look like he's about 7'0" tall.

4. Stripes and Diamonds

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    Sometimes, an idea is so crazy that it works, and I think that's the case with Craig Sager's suit from the 2009 NBA All-Star Game.

    The pink jacket is classic Craig, as he likes to go with bright colors, but the striped shirt on top of what is basically a polka-dotted tie is something new to me. But for Craig, it just works well.

3. I Call This Outfit "Resilience"

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    Wow, what is there to say about this bad boy?

    The jacket is so reflective that he could use it as a reflector vest if he were to ever join a construction crew or need to do community service, picking up trash on the side of the highway. And that's not even the best part about it.

    The orange shirt contrasting with the colorful tie just bursts off of the shirt. The best part about it all is that it actually looks good.

2. Spring Has Sprung

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    There's not much I can say about this suit that the suit itself doesn't already say.

    First of all, a yellow suit says enough, as Sager doesn't break out the sunshine very often; he's much more keen on wearing the pink. However, he doesn't leave the pink out entirely, as the shirt he's got on underneath has a nice effect on the whole thing.

    However, there's no way I can sit here an pretend that he's not wearing that tie. Just look at it. That flowered tie may just be the single greatest tie in the history of men's clothing.

1. He Sure Is Magical

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    For the past 15 minutes, I have been staring at this jacket, and I still can't figure out what it's supposed to be.

    At first, I looked at it and thought that it was covered with the fur of a lynx, but I never figured Sager to be much of a fur man.

    Then, I took another look and thought that it was a camouflage suit jacket, but Sager never struck me as much of a hunter.

    At this point, it seems most likely that he took a Jackson Pollock painting and had it tailored into the shape of a jacket.

    Whatever the thing is, it's definitely a beautiful piece of clothing, and the best I've seen Sager wear.

     

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