Long-time North Carolina State basketball coach Jim Valvano spoke at the first-ever ESPY awards in 1993 as the recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage and Humanitarian Award.
Only one year earlier, Valvano had been diagnosed with bone cancer, and he used his acceptance speech as a platform to announce the creation of the "Jimmy V Foundation," the sole purpose of which is to find a cure for cancer.
Though we will always remember Valvano for his famous "never give up" line at the conclusion of the speech, there are several other parts that still stick with us to this day.
Like this: "To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special."
Valvano died just one month later, but I think it's safe to say that we will indeed have a few laughs and shed a few tears whenever we think about the greatest speech in sports history.