LeBron James Has Heartfelt Exchange With Craig Sager After Win | NBC4 Washington

LeBron James Has Heartfelt Exchange With Craig Sager After Win

Sager was diagnosed with leukemia in 2014

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    LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers talks with reporter Craig Sager following the victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game Six of the 2016 NBA Finals on June 16, 2016, at The Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

    After taking down one of the best teams in NBA history, LeBron James had a heartfelt moment with one of the game's most popular sideline reporters.

    James was interviewed by Craig Sager after Cleveland's 115-101 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 tied the NBA Finals at three games apiece.

    It was Sager's first NBA Finals in 34 years on the job. His employer, TNT, worked out a deal with ABC, the network that broadcast the game, to get Sager on the air.

    Sager was diagnosed with leukemia in 2014 and has been in a fight for his life over the last two years. After asking James several questions about the game and his 41-point performance, Sager congratulated him on the victory.

    "First of all, let me ask you a question," James said with a wide grin. "How in the hell do you go 30-plus years without getting a finals game? That don't make no sense."

    Decked out in one of his trademark colorful suits, this one a black number with blue and silver flowers, Sager beamed as James continued his salute.

    "I'm happy to see you, man," James said. "Much love and respect. I'm happy I was able to witness it in front of these fans. We really appreciate you."

    Sager replied, "Thanks for entertaining me."

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