Just know, you’re in an elite club of humans by continuing to do what you do here.

In light of the Toronto Raptors winning the NBA title last night, here’s some basketball Damn Early Days love and validation for you from one of the greatest of all time: Kobe Bryant

“Kobe Bryant is generally considered one of the greatest athletes in the world — not just because of his talent, but his incredible mindset and work ethic.

When he was on stage accepting the Icon Award at the ESPYs in 2016, he addressed his fellow athletes in a speech that has stuck with me for the past few weeks:

“We’re not on this stage just because of talent or ability.” Bryant said.

“We’re up here because of 4 a.m.

We’re up here because of two-a-days or five-a-days.

We’re up here because we had a dream and let nothing stand in our way. If anything tried to bring us down, we used it to make us stronger.”

Read the full article here.

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