Well-known television sideline reporter Craig Sager passed away Thursday after a long, public battle with leukemia, he was 65. Beginning his career as a mascot at Northwestern, he became a weatherman in Tampa, Florida, later becoming well-known in Atlanta, appearing on Hawks telecasts for TBS Superstation. Sager went on to become a reporter during NBA broadcasts on TNT, where he conducted in0game interviews while wearing his signature unique, colorful outfits. Sager announced his leukemia diagnosis in 2014 and gave an inspirational speech at the 2016 ESPY awards after receiving the Jimmy V Perserverance Award. "Over the last two years, I’ve done everything in my power to live my life as normally as possible," Sager said during his acceptance speech, "But at times, you need support and I’m so thankful to everyone who has been there for me." The Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame announced earlier this month that Sager would be included in its 10th Class.