Stuart Orlando Scott was an American sportscaster and anchor on ESPN, most notably on SportsCenter. Well known for his hip-hop style and use of catchphrases, Scott was also a regular for the network in its National Basketball Association and National Football League coverage. These Stuart Scott quotes will motivate you.
Best Stuart Scott Quotes
- When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.
- The most important thing I do is I’m a dad.
- You gotta know that you’re better than anybody, ’cause to me, if you don’t go in like that, you’re gonna lose! They’re gonna punk you out! On any stage, court, business venture, on the anchor desk – whatever. You’ve got to go in believing, ‘I can do this better than anybody.’
Diversity means understanding.
- I started playing in ’98, but I got hooked by playing celebrity golf tournaments. Tiger had a lot to do with it – his passion, the way that he plays. He’s unique and different, and he inspired a lot of my passion. It’s a sport you can’t master. If you’re an athlete, you can do almost anything, but golf is not like that.
- I’ve got corporate executives, my bosses… this is true… who will text message me… and say, ‘Hey a, heard you had chemotherapy today, want me to stop by and pick you up something to eat and bring it to you?’ Whose boss does that? My bosses do that.
- I knew I heard the doctor correctly. I didn’t think he said something else, I didn’t think for a second, ‘Well maybe he didn’t say it.’ No, I knew I heard him! But I still couldn’t comprehend… in my mind… in my soul… he just said, ‘cancer.’
Tiger’s a horrible golf teacher.
- In the South we experienced, you know, some black kids who gave us a hard time because – cause ‘you talk white.’ We didn’t talk white. We talked fairly proper. Plus, we had a Midwestern accent, so we didn’t have a Southern accent, either. So it wasn’t really talking white; it was talking different.
- I’m blind in my left eye. Contrary to what people say, it is not a glass eye, so I have to protect my eyes at all cost.
That was just kind of a surprise when the doctor said, ‘We did a biopsy on your appendix, and you have cancer.’
- Writing is better if it’s kept simple. Every sentence doesn’t need to have perfect noun/verb agreement. I’ve said ‘ain’t’ on the air. Because I sometimes use ‘ain’t’ when I’m talking.
- People always talk about the nausea that comes with chemotherapy. For me, it’s more like a queasiness. And it can be intense. It’s an uncomfortable, gross kind of ‘blech’ feeling. Stuart Scott quotes on chemotherapy
- I keep working out for me, but I also keep working out for my daughters. I want Taelor and Sydni to know that I’m still strong. I want to walk them both down the aisle. And I still plan to. I hope to. I don’t know. That’s what cancer robs you of. Cancer robs you of the ability to look past today.
I make myself have energy. It’s stubbornness in the face of cancer.
- Working out is my way of saying to cancer, ‘You’re trying to invade my body; you’re trying to take me away from my daughters, but I’m stronger than you. And I’m going to hit harder than you.’
- I practice a lot. I practice in the winter when it’s cold in Connecticut – a lot. I practice in my bedroom on the carpet – a lot. For all the practice I do, I should be a better golfer than I am.
- I grew up on hip-hop. I grew up on Run-D.M.C., Whodini, LL when I was in college, so I’m more of a music fan. I probably have the most eclectic collection of music in my Grand Cherokee. Literally, in a span of a week, I’ll go from 2Pac to Boyz II Men to Sister Hazel, right down to West Side Story or the Wiz. I love show tunes.
I’m probably not as big of a hip-hop fan as people may think. I’m not up on all the artists and know all their stuff.
- You’ve got to be true to who you are and what you do. I’m more of a hip-hop feel person. Music is how you feel. The younger the mind, that’s how I wanna be.
- A lot of rappers say ‘I’m talking about stuff that goes on, what I grew up in, that I know about.’ And these journalists say, ‘Yeah, but you’re making 80 million dollars, that stuff’s not about you.’ Look how long he’s been making 80 million. He grew up poor in an urban city and the things he’s experienced and knows.
- For almost 20 years, I’ve reported on some amazing feats of athleticism for ESPN. But the one thing that stood out, game after game, is that it takes a team to win. When I got cancer, that lesson got personal. And Team Livestrong became my team.
My style is black. It’s hip-hop. It’s who I am.
- When I’m sitting around watching a game with some friends, and we’re all excited, and Jordan is driving in, we might say, ‘Come on Mike, break me off a little somethin’-somethin’.’ I decided to take that and translate it into what I do on ‘SportsCenter.’ Just add statistics.
- When they told me I had cancer – a very rare form called appendiceal cancer – I was shocked. But I went straight into battle mode. Every morning, I’d wake up and have an internal conversation with cancer. ‘All right, dude,’ I’d tell it, ‘go ahead and hit me. But I’m going to hit you back even harder.’