Ray Lewis Speech To Stanford at NIT: Video, Transcript March 2012
Ray Lewis Gave an Inspirational Speech To the Stanford Basketball Team Prior to their March 27, 2012 NIT Tournament Game. Here is Video and a Transcript
You know you have those professional development days at work and you get some bullshit motivational speaker or go ziplining or something? Your office manager should get Ray Lewis to speak to you and your co-workers. Your office will be so jacked up you'll be ready to fight a kodiak bear with your bare hands.
Don't believe it, check out Ray Lewis' locker room speech to the Stanford basketball team during the 2012 NIT Tournament semi-final.
The speech must have worked as Stanford beat UMass to earn a spot in the 2012 NIT championship game.
Here is a transcript of the Ray Lewis Stanford 2012 speech:
I" can't thank you guys for the opportunity. Let me tell you something: If tomorrow wasn't promised, what would you give for today? Forget everything else. Forget everything else. Forget that there was any sunlight left. What would you spend today thinking about. Yourself? Or the man that's beside you? Or the man that you know you'd give everything in your heart for?
We get one opportunity in life. One chance in life ... to do whatever you're gonna do. To lay your foundation. To make whatever mark you're gonna make. To leave whatever legacy you're gonna leave. Leave your legacy. And it's found through effort.
Wins and losses come a dime a dozen. But effort? Nobody can judge effort. Effort is between you and you. Effort aint got nothing to do with nobody else. So that team that think they ready to seen you? They think what they seen on film. They ain't saw what film shows. Because every day is a new day. Every moment is a new moment.
So now you got to go out and show them that you a different creature now than I was five minutes ago. Cause I'm pissed off for greatness. Because you ain't pissed off for greatness, that mean you OK with being mediocre. Aint no man in here OK with bring just space. So let's do what we do. Tonight, we ain't gotta worry about taking no breaks."
Here is the Ray Lewis Stanford Speech Video