Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard wants to be an all-time great. This is exactly why the six-time All-Star is channeling the greatest of all time, Muhammad Ali, in a recent offseason workout clip that has now gone viral.
Here’s a look at Lillard putting on his boxing gloves to get a bit of mitt action early in the morning (h/t ClutchPoints on Twitter):
Damian Lillard not holding back on the grind and channeling his inner Muhammad Ali 😤🥊
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— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) July 15, 2022
I might be mistaken, but that looks like an early morning workout session by the beach. It doesn’t look like the sun has come up completely just yet, which likely means that Lillard got up real early to put some work in. What makes this even more impressive is the fact that Lillard just recently celebrated his birthday on Friday.
Again, I am not entirely sure about the timeline, but I wouldn’t put it beyond Damian Lillard to get up before dawn to work out the day after his birthday. Looking at his IG stories, it looks like the Blazers star partook in a bit of celebration with his family and friends during his special day — and rightfully so.
This is what makes players like Lillard so special. He has a relentless work ethic and he just constantly does everything he can to get better. This might be a simple boxing session that is aimed to work on his cardio, but it still speaks volumes of how Damian Lillard is truly so dedicated to his craft.