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Where did Craig Sager get all those outstanding suits?

Jay Busbee
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You can tell when Craig Sager's working a game, because you can see him from clear across the arena.

Sager, the longtime sideline reporter, holds the distinction of being the most spectacularly dressed announcer in American sports. His outlandish attire is an appropriate complement to the magnitude of the games he covers.

But how exactly did Sager get started dressing like an escapee from a Broadway performance? As he tells Yahoo Sports, it began in high school. Ordered to wear a generic black or blue blazer for his senior class picture, Sager rebelled and wore an electric blue number inspired by the Monkees.

[Gallery: Check out more wacky Craig Sager suits here]

From there, the multicolored snowball only gained steam. Sager worked his way upward through the broadcasting ranks, primarily for Turner Sports and its subsidiaries. (If you look closely at the footage of Hank Aaron's 715th home run, you can see Sager in a knee-length white coat waiting to interview Aaron at home plate.) Sager has covered most major sporting events, usually wearing some form of nightmarish neon.

It's his signature, and the players know it. That led to this memorable exchange at the 2009 All-Star Game between Sager and Kevin Garnett, in which Garnett told Sager exactly what he ought to do with his outfit of choice that night.

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