Stuart Scott was born in Chicago, bled "Carolina blue," and gained national acclaim by dropping exuberant catchphrases from inside a TV studio in Bristol, Conn.
Over two decades, his urban vernacular and cooler-than-the-other-side-of-the-pillow style amassed fans across America — including Los Angeles, where, this week, a large mural in his honor popped up near Los Angeles International Airport.
With a turquoise halo around his head and an ESPN microphone in his hand, a calm, focused Scott looks out at the city from above a sports bar. Beside him, white bubble letters spell out Scott's signature catchphrase:
The longtime anchor...