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Craig Sager refuses to complain.

The long-time NBA sideline reporter, who has been battling leukemia off-and-on since 2014, was told in March he had three to six months to live without treatment. Sager still managed to work the NBA Finals in June.

Another thing Sager has never complained about: losing the same bet for 35 years. Every baseball season since 1981, the Batavia, Illinois, native has put $1,000 on the Cubs to win the World Series. From 1981-2015, he lost that bet, with the Cubs never even making the Fall Classic along the way.


Sager's son, Craig Sager II, put out the above tweet, displaying a passage from Sager's upcoming book, Living Out Loud. Of course, Sager put the bet down again for 2016, saying "You gotta think positive." And finally, it worked. Sager's getting a nice payout.

He's about to have the most awesome suit-buying spree of all time.

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