ET Remembers ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott

by Raphael Chestang 5:21 PM PST, January 05, 2015
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While the world mourns the loss of ESPN anchor Stuart Scott, ET's Kevin Frazier shares his personal memories of his close friend and former co-worker.

Frazier and Scott's friendship spanned more than two decades, with the pair working alongside each other for two of those years. In that time, Frazier watched Scott become a groundbreaking broadcaster with catchphrases like "Boo-ya" that became a part of America's sports vernacular. At Super Bowl XLIV in Miami, Scott showed what made him a great sports anchor.

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"I don't really know about parties," Scott said when asked about how much fun they were having in Miami. "We do SportsCenter and do our SportsCenter hits and then I go back to the hotel and study. Sometimes I'll go to the local library and sometimes I'll go to church and get a good night's sleep, so we can go back and do some more ... I didn't even realize [it's Miami], I've been working so hard!"

Scott was diagnosed with cancer in November 2007 and looked to friends like Good Morning America anchor and cancer survivor Robin Roberts for strength to continue his battle against the disease with a brave face for his two daughters Taelor, 19, and Sydni, 15.

"One of my biggest inspirations of my life after battling this thing was [Roberts]," Scott told Frazier at the 2014 ESPYS. "I want to be like her. I want my daughters to be like her."

That same night, Scott accepted the Jimmy Valvano Award for Perseverance with a moving speech.

"Sometimes when I'm down, I'm like, 'I don't know if I can do it anymore,' but you get up and you do it," said Scott. "You just do, like you don't have a choice. I mean think about it, what choice do you have?"