26 Facts About Stuart Scott

1. Stuart Scott is very strict about avoiding rumors about his social life.

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2. Stuart Scott was a black guy from Chicago by way of North Carolina.

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3. At a certain point, Stuart Scott became as famous as the athletes he covered.

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4. Stuart Scott is survived by daughters Taelor, 19 and Sydni, 15.

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5. Stuart Scott delivered an emotional speech at the 2014 ESPYs after being honored with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award.

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6. Stuart Scott told the audience, "When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer.

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7. On July 16, 2014, Stuart Scott was honored at the ESPY Awards, with the Jimmy V Award for his ongoing battle against cancer.

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8. Stuart Scott never wanted to know what stage of cancer he was in.

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9. Stuart Scott went under radiation and multiple surgeries as a part of his cancer treatment.

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10. Stuart Scott was injured when he was hit in the face by a football during a New York Jets mini-camp on April 3, 2002, while filming a special for ESPN, a blow that damaged his cornea.

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11. Stuart Scott was married to Kimberly Stuart Scott from 1993 to 2007.

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12. Stuart Scott popularized the phrase booyah, which spread from sports into mainstream culture.

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13. Stuart Scott never changed his style and ESPN stuck with him.

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14. Stuart Scott appeared in music videos with the rappers LL Cool J and Luke, and he was cited in "3 Peat", a Lil Wayne song that included the line: "Yeah, I got game like Stuart Scott, fresh out the ESPN shop.

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15. Stuart Scott talked in the same manner as fans would at home.

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16. Stuart Scott became lead host in 2008, when he began at ABC in the same capacity for its NBA coverage, which included the NBA Finals.

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17. Stuart Scott was a regular in the This is SportsCenter commercials.

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18. Stuart Scott became one of the few African-American personalities who was not a former professional athlete.

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19. Stuart Scott went out and did a piece on the rodeo, and he nailed it just like he would nail the NBA Finals for ESPN.

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20. Stuart Scott came up with the phrase "as cool as the other side of the pillow" while working his first job at WPDE.

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21. In 2001, Stuart Scott gave the commencement address at UNC where he implored graduates to celebrate diversity and recognize the power of communication.

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22. Stuart Scott attended Mount Tabor High School for 9th and 10th grade and then completed his last two years at Richard J Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem, graduating in 1983.

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23. Stuart Scott had a brother named Stephen and two sisters named Susan and Synthia.

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24. In 2007, Stuart Scott had an appendectomy and learned that his appendix was cancerous.

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25. Stuart Scott began his career with various local television stations before joining ESPN in 1993.

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26. Stuart Scott was thought to have a strong chance of unseating Nelson until this summer.

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