On Thursday night, “Booyah” resonated throughout the basketball world once more.
During a loss to the Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs’ guard Danny Green wore a pair of customized sneakers honoring the late Stuart Scott. The sneakers, pictured below, featured “Stu” on the left sneaker and “Booyah” on the right sneaker.
Spurs G Danny Green is paying tribute to Stuart Scott tonight wearing shoes that say "Stu" and "Booyah." pic.twitter.com/YOucUckJVX
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 23, 2015
While the two were not particularly close, they both attended the University of North Carolina. Green described Scott as a “guy I’ve looked up to since I was a kid.” After the game on Thursday, a candid Green said, “He was great at it and he brought a different kind of culture to the sports world. He was more of how it really is, I guess, it’s hard to really explain.”
“He’s the reason why I studied what I studied in school. I’ve got a communications degree. The media area, that’s something I wanted to do growing up if the basketball thing didn’t work out for me. He was somebody I looked up to from the day I met him,” Green added, according to Fox Sports.
Stuart Scott was a respected ESPN sportscaster for over 20 years. In 2007, Scott was diagnosed with cancer and chose to make his battle public through the use of Twitter. Though his cancer left him weak, he continued to work while undergoing treatment, often appearing on the “Monday Night Football” postgame show and SportsCenter broadcasts. He died on Jan. 4, leaving behind two young daughters and an ex-wife. Scott received the Jimmy V ESPY Award For Perseverance last July.