Update: ESPN says they did recognize Flip Saunders, just not on TV


Andra Day put on a magnificent performance during the annual ESPYs "In Memoriam" segment of the show on Wednesday night, but there appeared to be one glaring omission – Flip Saunders.

Saunders, who died of lymphoma last October, wasn't shown on TV with 30 other athletes, coaches, sports executives and broadcasters recognized during Day's rendition of her song "Rearview."

Watch it here.

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But according to Michael Rand, ESPN claims they did show Saunders – just not on TV. So unless you were in the audience you wouldn't have known it.


Here's the 30 people that ESPN showed on TV.

  • Pat Summitt
  • Buddy Ryan
  • Moses Malone
  • Dave Mirra
  • Meadowlark Lemon
  • Dwayne “Pearl” Washington
  • Darryl Dawkins
  • Ed Snider
  • Mel Daniels
  • Joe Gargiola
  • John “Hot Rod” Williams
  • Justin Wilson
  • Jimmy Roberts
  • Lindy Infante
  • Will Smith
  • Doug Atkins
  • Ted Marchibroda
  • Bud Collins
  • Kimbo Slice
  • Frank Gifford
  • Yogi Berra
  • Monte Irvin
  • Louise Suggs
  • Al Arbour
  • Jim Simpson
  • Clyde Lovelletee
  • Dave Henderson
  • Dolph Schayes
  • Gordie Howe
  • Muhammad Ali

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