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Lakers mourn longtime NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager

first_imgWalton said Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell “looked good” on Thursday in his first full practice since injuring his left knee. Before his return, Russell only competed in games of two-on-two and three-on-three as well as shooting and pool exercises. “By the end, he was much more active,” Walton said. “He was playing his point position more effectively and efficiently by the end of practice.”The Lakers have not determined if Russell will play on Friday without a minutes restriction. Fine printThe NBA and the league’s players association agreed to a new seven-year labor deal that will involve fewer exhibition games and back-to-back contests. “The four (games) in five nights are much more of an issue when you’re talking about helping a key player get healthy,” Walton said. “You get hurt when you’re fatigued or they have you fly across the country and play a game.” Injury update Though Walton said Lakers reserve forward Tarik Black was “definitely limping,” he participated in a full practice without any reported setbacks. Black said his right ankle is “getting better,” though it’s unclear of his return. Lakers reserve guard Jose Calderon spent Thursday’s practice completing sprints between 60 to 70 percent speed and individual shooting drills. If he has no setbacks with his right hamstring on Friday, Calderon will complete running deals at a faster speed and shooting exercises with more movement.Walton granted reserve guard Lou Williams an excused absence from practice for personal reasons. The Lakers described Sager in other glowing terms after being a part of Turner’s NBA coverage for 26 years. “Craig was a great reporter, a wonderful person, and an absolute joy to work with,” Lakers president Jeanie Buss said in a statement. “He put up a valiant and courageous fight, but unfortunately, cancer won. He will be terribly missed, and our condolences go out to Craig’s family and his many friends.”Several Lakers players tweeted their condolences about Sager’s passing, including Lou Williams, Nick Young, Luol Deng and Jose Calderon. Meanwhile, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver described Sager “as vital to the NBA as the players and coaches” and “a true original and an essential voice.”“Craig chronicled some of the most memorable moments in league history and was a ubiquitous presence with his splashy suits and equally colorful personality,” Silver said in a statement. “Craig earned widespread respect for his insightful reporting and inspired so many most recently with his courage.”Talking about practice Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img PHILADELPHIA >> Whenever Luke Walton turned on a nationally televised NBA game, the Lakers coach did not just tune in to watch a star player or scout an opponent. Walton also wanted to see sideline reporter Craig Sager. “Part of the fun and entertainment of what we do is seeing Craig in his crazy suits. He was phenomenal at his job,” Walton said. “He brought something every night he was on TV.”So it hardly sounded surprising the Lakers and the NBA family reacted in mourning on Thursday over the passing of Sager, who had spent the past two years fighting cancer. All NBA teams will observe a moment of silence in Sager’s memory, including when the Lakers (10-18) play the Philadelphia 76ers (6-19) on Friday at Wells Fargo Center. “I can’t imagine how hard that has got to be, to put on that face and come and do the job that you love knowing that you’re not at your best,” Walton said. “You’re still out there fighting that fight and not letting it beat you. He’s not just staying home all day. He’s out there still living his life as long as he can. It’s incredible. He’s a strong, strong man.” last_img read more