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Stuart Scott Used To Get Hated On By Sports Journalists For His Slang

Hip-Hop Junkies: Stuart Scott The black sportscaster who is down with rap. Words: Bonsu Thompson Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the January/February 2001 issue of XXL Magazine. If you're a die-hard sports fan, you have to watch ESPN. And if you’re an ESPN viewer you definitely watch the network’s recurrent sports program, SportsCenter with its character-filled roster of sports anchor people. One of the flavorful show’s most popular and colorful (in commentary and skin shade) anchormen is 35-year-old, Southside Chicago (where the real brothers live)-born, North Carolina-raised Stuart Scott, who spins a hip-hop flavored broadcast style. He labels high-flying dunks “Whoa” and ...

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