ESPN adds Craig Sager to NBA Finals coverage for Game 6

CLEVELAND (AP) — Craig Sager is going to work his first NBA Finals game.

The longtime sideline reporter has been added to ESPN’s broadcast team for Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. Sager, who has worked for Turner Sports for 34 years, will share sideline reporting duties with Doris Burke on ABC’s broadcast.

Sager, who has long been one of the league’s most revered personalities, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2014. He says the invitation to join the broadcast “is a great honor.”

In a video released Wednesday by ESPN announcing the move, Burke told Sager: “Welcome to our team. It’s our honor.”

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