The great coach Jim Valvano has inspired a lot of people over the years. Since his passing of cancer in 1993, memories of his celebration in the 1983 NCAA tournament and his speech at the ESPY’s a couple months before his death have inspired people.
The Jimmy V Foundation has raised awareness and funds for research to find a cure for cancer. And to honor him, the NCAA have an annual Jimmy V basketball tournament. He was truly one of the most beloved people ever in college hoops.
NC State, the school he coached, decided to honor him with something that I think may be the best looking tribute I have ever seen in any sport.