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June 4, 2016

The Greatest – Muhammad Ali

Filed under: Boxing, Life, Olympics, Uncategorized — Bill @ 1:37 pm
Standing up for what you believe in no matter how unpopular it is was a lesson I learned in my early teens.  I learned this from a man I thought was the greatest athlete I had ever seen.  Years later he still was the greatest.  He was perhaps the most polarizing figure in sports history, people either loved him or hated him.  He fought for his rights all the way to the Supreme Court, and when they ruled in his favor they did so unanimously.

Nobody would have ever imagined that a Muslin from Louisville Kentucky would end up becoming the most beloved sports hero in America. 
The lessons he taught all of us about race and religion are issues our country still struggles with today.  More than just a boxer, Muhammad Ali played a very important role in American history.

We lost a legend.
We lost a teacher.
I lost a hero.
The world lost a great man.

“Float like a butterfly,
Sting like a bee”

1 Comment »

  1. He was the gratest

    Comment by uncle buck — June 4, 2016 @ 3:52 pm

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