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Athletes, sports journalists pay tribute to Stuart Scott

Stuart Scott accepted the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPYs in July.
Stuart Scott accepted the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPYs in July.Matt Sayles/AP

ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott died Sunday, spurring an emotional reaction from the sports world.

LeBron James said Scott brought “that swag to reporting” and was “a breath of fresh air” on ESPN’s SportsCenter.

Tiger Woods called Scott a hero.

Kobe Bryant credited Scott’s style with changing sports broadcasting.

Many sited Scott’s zest for life and thoughtfulness as a sources of inspiration.

Here is some of the reaction from his colleagues at ESPN, fellow sports journalists, athletes, and other sports figures: