Wednesday marks the 27-year anniversary of Jimmy Valvano’s famous speech about never giving up.
On March 4, 1993, the national champion coach with North Carolina State gave a speech at the ESPYs while fighting cancer, and it’s gone down as one of the greatest speeches ever given. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
In the speech, Valvano talked about the importance of living a full life, and laughing, crying and thinking every single day.
Watch the historic moment below.
That speech will forever be known as one of the most touching moments in the history of sports and the history of college basketball.
Valvano oversaw one of the greatest tournament runs ever, fought cancer, inspired a generation and did it all without showing any fear.
I’m not sure we’ll ever see another ESPYs speech like it again.
There are moments in life that you know are going to stick around and be talked about for years to come. While I was only a young child when Valvano gave his speech at the ESPYs, it’s clear from watching it now that it would be here for generations.
Hopefully, we all learn something from Valvano’s words because they’re certainly worth hearing.