The Greatest

A Brief Tribute to a childhood hero, Muhammad Ali

Iconic photo by Neil Leifer of Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston in Ali Liston II
Neil Leifer, Sports Illustrated 1965

I remember as a child thinking that Muhammad Ali was the greatest athlete in the world. I thought the U.S. President, at the time, Richard Nixon, must be the greatest person simply by virtue of his position and title. I was profoundly wrong about the latter, but you can still make a serious case for the former. I was young.