This interview with a 16-year-old LeBron James will blow your mind

LeBron James is two wins away from what might be the biggest upset in NBA history, and his performances in the first three games of the NBA Finals have been unprecedented. James has been in the national spotlight since he was a teenager, but arguably his greatest accomplishment has been not only living up to the hype, but exceeding it. From the time James was 16 years old he publicly stated that he wanted to be the best basketball player in the world, and he actually made that happen.

In this amazing 10TV interview, conducted in 2001 by a young Kirk Herbstreit, James spoke about his desire to win four state championships in Ohio and eventually make it to the NBA.

“Every day you’ve got to go out there and work because there’s someone out there working too — and if you stop, I think they can pass you up.”