Why Jim Valvano’s ESPYS Speech Remains So Powerful 21 Years Later

PHOTO: Jim Valvano attends First Annual American Sports ESPY Awards in this March 4, 1993, file photo at the Paramount Theater in New York City. PlayRon Galella/WireImage/Getty Images
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Jim Valvano's 1993 ESPYS speech is as powerful and inspirational today as it was 21 years ago.

"Don't give up, don't ever give up," was Valvano's message as he asked for help in raising money for cancer research.

#DontEverGiveUp

Valvano will be remembered at tonight's ESPYS awards, as Stuart Scott receives the 2014 Jimmy V Perseverance Award.

PHOTO: Head coach Jim Valvano of the North Carolina State Wolfpack celebrates with his team after the Wolfpack defeated the Houston Cougars 54-52 in the NCAA men’s basketball championship game at University Arena in Albuquerque, New Mexico.Getty Images
Head coach Jim Valvano of the North Carolina State Wolfpack celebrates with his team after the Wolfpack defeated the Houston Cougars 54-52 in the NCAA men’s basketball championship game at University Arena in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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