Here is the Ray Lewis motivational speech that Lewis gave the Stanford basketball team before they took on UMass last night at Madison Square Garden. I think Lewis is one of the best motivational speakers out there. Stanford won the game vs. UMass and I am sure this speech by Lewis had a lot to do with it.
Stanford now will take on Minnesota for the NIT title on Wednesday night. My favorite quote by Lewis is when he talks about "being pissed off for greatness."
Below the videos is the full transcript of Lewis' speech.
Click here to see another great speech from Lewis to the Elon football team.
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 ain't got nothing to do with nobody else. So that team that think they ready to se 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 I'm a different creature now than I was five minutes ago. Cause I'm pissed off for greatness! Because if you ain't pissed off for greatness, that mean you ok with being mediocre. Ain't no man in here ok with bring just basic. So let's do what we do. Tonight, we ain't gotta worry about taking no breaks!