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TNT Reporter Craig Sager on the Cover of 'Sports Illustrated'

Laura Depta@lauradeptaFeatured ColumnistApril 26, 2016

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 7: Craig Sager is seen during the game between the Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls on April 7, 2016 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
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In March, TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager revealed his leukemia was no longer in remission in an interview on HBO's Real Sports.

Sager was initially diagnosed in April 2014 and missed part of the 2014-15 NBA season while undergoing treatment.

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This week's cover story: SIDELINE STRONG @SI_LeeJenkins on the spirit of Craig Sager https://t.co/0qt9hKhbGk https://t.co/pJyVpbgMcH

In this week's Sports Illustrated cover story, Lee Jenkins details Sager's life and career in sports as well as his diagnosis and treatment. Jenkins shares that, through it all, the always-colorful Sager has maintained a positive and grateful outlook. 

Per Jenkins, Sager said, "Am I naive? Maybe. Am I in denial? No. I know the severity. But I have faith. I have support. I have hope. Hope is as important as breath."

Read the whole story at SI.com

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