Stuart Scott Delivers Powerful Speech After Winning Jimmy V Award at 2014 ESPYs

Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistJuly 17, 2014

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Stuart Scott proved that the ESPY Awards aren't just hours of fluff and glad-handing after delivering an incredible acceptance speech Wednesday night. 

Nov 11, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; ESPN announcer Stuart Scott prior to the game between the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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Scott was given the Jimmy V Perseverance Award, a testament to his rigid and public battle with cancer.

You can see the video package below detailing the ESPN anchor's battle with cancer.

Between Scott and Michael Sam's speech following his Arthur Ashe Courage Award win, the 2014 ESPYs were high on sentiment.

Jim Valvano set the bar with his moving speech at the 1993 event. While Scott arguably couldn't top that, he got pretty close.