SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 24: Robin Roberts accepts the Sager Strong Award onstage during the 2019 NBA Awards presented by Kia on TNT at Barker Hangar on June 24, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Turner Sports)

“You never know what someone is going through. I urge you not to compare your despair. I don’t know what your something is, but I do know that we are all stronger than we think we are.  You’re more than a survivor, you’re what I prefer to call a thriver.”

Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts is one of my favorite people in the world!  Last night she received the 2019 Sager Strong Award at the 2019 NBA Awards ceremony.

According to the NBA, this award, “named for iconic Turner Sports sideline reporter Craig Sager, is presented annually to an individual who has been a trailblazer while exemplifying courage, faith, compassion and grace. The award is bestowed upon the recipient in the form of a colorful suit jacket, a replica of the one worn by Sager during his unforgettable ‘Time is simply how you live your life’ speech in 2016.”

She spoke of fond memories of Craig Sager during her acceptance speech and talked about a message that her mother always used to say, “Everybody’s got something. Make your mess your message.”

Here is Craig Sager’s unforgettable speech from the 2016 ESPYS.

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 24: Robin Roberts accepts the Sager Strong Award onstage during the 2019 NBA Awards presented by Kia on TNT at Barker Hangar on June 24, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Turner Sports)