ESPN’s Dick Vitale took to Twitter to provide an update on his battle with cancer and request prayers as he gets ready for a chemotherapy treatment.
As Dick Vitale battles yet another form of cancer, he is asking for his followers on for a bit of support before going through a round of chemotherapy.
Vitale, a longtime college basketball analyst for ESPN, is dealing with his second cancer diagnosis in a matter of months. As he explained on ESPN Front Row, he previously received treatments for melanoma and had to undergo multiple surgeries to have that removed.
Now, just a few months after taking care of that form of cancer, he’s having to take on lymphoma, which is apparently unrelated to his previous diagnosis.
College basketball broadcasting legend Dick Vitale asks for prayers as he prepares for chemotherapy treatment
Vitale is a famed figure in the college basketball world and he’s been around as a key member of ESPN’s broadcasting team for decades. After helping out as an assistant coach for Rutgers back in the early 1970’s, he coached for most of the rest of the decade as the head coach of the University of Detroit.
From there he made his way to the Detroit Pistons before eventually receiving an opportunity to join ESPN. He got his broadcasting start in 1979 and has been with the World Wide Leader ever since.
Along the way, Vitale has been able to witness everything college basketball has to offer and he’s been a constant presence for basketball fans ever since.