ESPN reporter Holly Rowe worked the sidelines of Tuesday night’s Los Angeles Sparks-Minnesota Lynx game sporting a new look.
Rowe, who is fighting cancer, has been an inspiration with her courage and determination as she continues her ESPN assignments. Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve took the opportunity to tell her as much during an in-game interview.
Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve with a heartfelt message for Holly Rowe during sideline interview pic.twitter.com/d60Kjy8Fhd
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“Holly, no matter what’s going on in the game, what’s more important is what’s going on with you,” she said. “We are so proud of your strength and your fortitude and the way that you’re tackling breast cancer. And us bearing the name “Mayo” is no more significant than a day like today for breast health awareness. So we are so proud of you and we stand with you and we think you’re absolutely amazing.”
Rowe tried to follow up the kind words with a basketball-related question, but Reeve wasn’t having it.
“Nothing we’re doing today is as important as what you’re doing,” she said.