ESPN broadcaster Dick Vitale has been the face and voice of faculty basketball for greater than 40 years. As Vitale continues his fight with cancer, Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady shared an uplifting message for him in a video on Thursday that’s certain to go away you impressed.
“All of us right here on the Bucs, my teammates are fascinated by you as you undergo this actually robust fight,” Brady stated in the video. “For a lot of many years, you’ve gotten impressed us and so many others as you’ve got championed the fight 12 months after 12 months against cancer and it’s our flip that will help you.
“All of us acquired your again. Our prayers are with you and we all know you’re going to get by way of it such as you’ve all the time have, a champion. …We all the time really feel your presence and your ardour. And, you might be with us each sport. We love you man, take care.”
On Dec. 29, Vitale introduced that he could be taking an prolonged break from ESPN as docs instructed him that he had pre-cancerous Dysplasia on his vocal cords and that he wanted to relaxation them.
Whereas Vitale was heartbroken that he must step away from video games, he plans to return again when he’s 100% wholesome. He started broadcasting in 1979 after beforehand serving as a coach on the College of Detroit for 4 seasons and the Pistons for just a little over a 12 months.
Vitale, 82, referred to as his first sport of the 2021-22 season—then No. 1 Gonzaga against then No. 2 UCLA—on Nov. 23. He revealed on Oct. 18 that he had been identified with lymphoma and had begun therapy.
Earlier than his announcement, the longtime commentator underwent a number of surgical procedures to take away melanoma in August.
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