Craig Sager posthumously awarded first Sports Emmy

The stars came out for Game 6 of the Hawks-Wizards series. Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones was seated courtside next to Atlanta icons Quavo of the rap trio Migos and Gucci Mane.

In the heat of battle, they dished some friendly trash talk Wall’s way. He was more than willing to engage, serving up his best game of the playoffs as as he scored 42 points and ushered in the Hawks’ offseason. After the game, Sporting News’ Nubyjas Wilborn asked Wall what exactly he said to his famous friends. Wall and Beal took a not-so-subtle dig with a reference to Migos’ latest album.

Death did not stop the accolades coming for Craig Sager.

The late TNT sideline reporter was awarded his first Sports Emmy Tuesday as television sports reporter of the year.

Sager was first nominated for outstanding sports reporter in 2011, but lost out to NBC’s Michelle Tafoya. Sager, who died Dec. 15, 2016, following a lengthy battle with cancer, was also the 2017 recipient of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Curt Gowdy Media Award, given to outstanding basketball writers and broadcasters.

Sager was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame just two days before his death at the age of 65.

TNT posted a video tribute to Sager, who began working for Turner Sports in 1980, shortly after his passing.

Sager’s Emmy on Tuesday was the first of three on the night for Turner Sports, which also saw NBA analyst Charles Barkley win for best studio analyst and NCAA basketball analyst Bill Raftery win best sports event analyst.

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