[su_quote cite=”Uproxx” url=”http://uproxx.com/dimemag/craig-sager-dennis-rodman-suicide-sports-illustrated/”]Sager is not the guy who provides dissertations on pick-and-roll defense. He is the guy who once slept next to the stall of Seattle Slew the night before the horse won the Triple Crown, who bailed Morganna the Kissing Bandit out of jail, who surprised Shaquille O’Neal by boat at his Isleworth home. An interview with Sager should really be conducted at the dog track, where he used to own greyhounds, or a Hooters, where servers clad in Sager Orange bring him Bud Light and buffalo shrimp. He should be perched on a barstool next to his wife, Stacy—a former Bulls dancer 21 years his junior—regaling strangers with a story about Dennis Rodman, who went AWOL from the Pistons in 1993 and planned to commit suicide, until Sager tracked down the Worm on the second floor of a Detroit strip club. “The Landing Strip,” Sager recalls. “He had the gun. He was going to do it. I told him how stupid that would be.”[/su_quote]
TNT NBA sideline reporter and apparent real-life Forest Gump was featured in this month’s Sports Illustrated after his long fight with cancer. A lot of weird and random stories about this man’s life were told but one sort of snuck under the radar.
Like that time he basically pulled a gun out of Dennis Rodman’s mouth at a strip club in Detroit.
‘The Landing Strip’. Subtle. Classy.
Craig Sager is certainly a hero for this act and I don’t want to diminish it all but how many times a day do you think Dennis Rodman put a gun to his head and threatened to kill himself? I bet he can’t sleep at night unless his finger is on that trigger.
You mean to tell me that the man who dyes his hair every morning and gets a new tattoo or piercing every week said he was going to kill himself? Shocking.
I assume Sager just secretly recruited Rodman to Chicago. Imagine sitting in a Detroit strip club right now? Rather kill myself.
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