Following his death, ESPN’s Stuart Scott is being remembered. It was confirmed Scott died of cancer at age 49 on Sunday.
Here’s a few of his best quotes and calls on SportsCenter:
“Call him carwash cuz he’s automatic.”
“As cool as the other side of the pillow.”
“They call him the Windex Man cause he’s always cleaning the glass,” referring to grabbing rebounds.
“Just call him butter cuz he’s on a roll.”
“You ain’t got to go home, but you got to get the heck up outta here.”
Scott also gave a moving speech on ESPN during the ESPY Awards over the summer. “When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer,” Scott said to the audience. “You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.”
He also talks about his hospital stay in the speech:
“I just got out of the hospital this past Friday. Seven day stay. Man, I crashed. I had liver complications. I had kidney failure. I had four surgeries in the span of seven days. I had tubes and wires running in and out of every part of my body. And guys when I say every part of my body — ev-er-y part of my body. As of Sunday I didn’t even know if I’d make it here. I couldn’t fight.”
Scott adds that battling cancer can’t be done alone.
“This whole fight, this journey thing is not a solo venture. This is something that requires support,” he said.