Craig Sager wins first Sports Emmy posthumously

Longtime NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager was paid tribute in death Tuesday when he was awarded his first Sports Emmy for outstanding sports personality.

It was Sager’s first Emmy in a career that spanned more than three decades.

Sager, who lived in Canton, died in Decemeber after a well-publicized two-year battle with leukemia.

Sager was known as much for his in-game interviews during TNT broadcasts as he was for his colorful, and often garish outfits.

He was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame just a few days before his death.

Sager was one of three Turner Sports personalities to earn a Sports Emmy, NBA analyst Charles Barkley won for best studio analyst and NCAA basketball analyst Bill Raftery won for best sports event analyst.