LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 13: Honoree Craig Sager accepts the Jimmy V Award for Perserverance onstage during the 2016 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Craig Sager is an incredibly inspirational person.

The TNT sideline reporter has fought leukemia for years, and revealed this spring that his cancer is sadly no longer in remission, and doctors gave him between 3-6 months to live.

The Jimmy V Award is named for Jim Valvano, who gave one of the great modern speeches, about what it means to live a fulfilling life, and how best to do so. He was dying of cancer at the time as well, passing away weeks later.

As Sager accepted the award named for Jimmy V, he delivered his own speech, touching on his family, the value of time, and his own battle. It’s deeply moving.

About Jay Rigdon

Jay is a columnist at Awful Announcing. He is not a strong swimmer. He is probably talking to a dog in a silly voice at this very moment.

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