There wasn’t a dry eye in the house on July 16 at the ESPYs after Stuart Scott was awarded the Jimmy V Perseverance Award. It didn’t take long for celebs and athletes alike to voice their support for this incredible and inspirational man.
Stuart Scott, 48, is one of the most beloved names in sports. The sportscaster was awarded the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the July 16 ESPY Awards and gave an astounding acceptance speech about his battle with cancer. After the speech, celebs and athletes like Jesse Williams, Pat McAfee and more tweeted their love and support to Stuart.
Stuart Scott: Stars & Athletes Tweet Support After Emotional Speech
Stuart Scott’s acceptance speech for the esteemed Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2014 ESPYs left the audience and viewers in tears. The ESPN sportscaster talked about his battle with cancer and took everyone’s breath away.
So it wasn’t a surprise when athletes and celebs took to Twitter to voice their love and support for the beloved sportscaster. Here’s what some of them had to say:
Truly proud of @StuartScott and the rest of you fighting back.
— jesseWilliams. (@iJesseWilliams) July 16, 2014
Stuart Scott’s speech was amazing.. Hearing Mr Sam’s story was awesome.. & the sidepiece song made the entire place uncomfortable #GoodStuff
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) July 16, 2014
Amazing speech, Stuart Scott. Not sure how he stayed as composed as he did.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) July 16, 2014
Could not be more proud of my STRONG MAN @StuartScott and to work for the greatest net work @espn #DontEverGiveUp help us find a cure
— Merril Hoge (@merrilhoge) July 16, 2014
“Fighting is winning. Quitting is the only way you lose” -@StuartScott #DontEverGiveUp
— Jenny Dell (@JennyDell_) July 16, 2014
“U must love Stuart Scott and the way he fights cancer. What a strong man. May he stay N our thoughts and prayers. UNC guy as well. Luv U man
— Mack Brown (@UT_MackBrown) July 16, 2014
Stuart Scott himself also tweeted his thanks to his supporters after his big night.
Breathtaking honor getting @ESPYS #JimmyVPerserverance award in front of family & closest friends. I’m #Blessed.
— Stuart Scott (@StuartScott) July 16, 2014
In addition to Stuart Scott’s remarkable speech, there was another big name in sports who also left the audience in tears.
Michael Sam, the first openly gay man in the NFL, was awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. “Great things can happen when you have the courage to be yourself,” Michael said in his emotional speech.
Host Drake got some help from Chris Brown and NBA player Blake Griffin for a hilarious skit. The musicians put their differences aside for one memorable moment. Seriously, wasn’t Drake the best host ever?
It was a great night in sports and Stuart’s speech should be an inspiration to us all. He is an incredible man who just keeps on fighting. We support you, Stuart!
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— Avery Thompson