ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night’s ESPY Awards ceremony ended with our colleague Craig Sager being honored with the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance. The award is named for longtime North Carolina State coach Jim Valvano, whose memorable speech at the 1993 ESPY Awards in the midst of his battle against cancer is still referenced today. Sager has recently waged his own public war against cancer, and last night was another incredible step in that battle. As the award’s presenter Vice President Joe Biden tweeted, Sager’s powerful speech was a “lesson on how to live.”
To watch Sager’s entire speech, click here.