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Ernie Johnson pays visit to Craig Sager, dubs him the ‘Technicolor Warrior’ (pic)


“Inside the NBA” ringleader Ernie Johnson — because that motley crew is nothing if not a circus — paid a visit to TNT colleague Craig Sager on Tuesday, and while doing so, came up with a brilliant new moniker for the ailing veteran sideline reporter.

Sager, currently undergoing treatments after being diagnosed with acute leukemia, news of which came to light nearly two weeks ago, has become well-known as much for his flamboyant outfits as his expert NBA reporting.

Johnson chose to incorporate his pal’s penchant for dressing loudly into a new nickname for the ailing reporter, one of the most respected people in the game (as evidenced by how even Gregg Popovich had kind words for him during an on-court interview with Sager’s son last week).

In a tweet containing the above photo posted Tuesday, Johnson, who battled non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2006, wrote, “This dude fires me up! #getwellsager #youmayhavecancerbutitdoesnthaveyou #technicolorwarrior.”

Technicolor Warrior. Fantastic.

Get well soon, Craig Sager. We’re all pulling for you.

[H/T Sporting News]