Robin Roberts receives courage award
CLEVELAND - "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts expressed gratitude as she received another honor.
Roberts was given the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at Wednesday night's ESPY Awards.
"I draw strength from you. You give me the courage to face down any challenge and know that when fear knocks to let faith answer the door," Roberts said, thanking her supporters.
Akron-native LeBron James presented the award to Roberts, whose mother Lucimarian grew up there.
"To be able to beat adversity the way she did is a real example of a back-to-back champion," said James, who has won two straight NBA titles with the Miami Heat.
Roberts broke new ground in 1990 when she became ESPN's first black female sportscaster.
She has fought and overcome battles with both breast cancer and a rare blood disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome.
Past Arthur Ashe Courage Award winners include Jim Valvano, Muhammad Ali, Nelson Mandela and Billie Jean King.