Michael Jordan, Floyd Mayweather, Barack Obama, Tiger Woods, and More Pay Tribute to Muhammad Ali
The legend that is Muhammad Ali, never afraid to speak his mind, was also known for his activism and devout religious beliefs. Despite his passing late Friday night, his voice and influence will never die, because legends never die.
Political figures as well as current and former athletes all took to social media to share stories of the G.O.A.T. and what he meant to them.
First, his daughter Laila Ali:
President Obama: “Muhammad Ali shook up the world. And the world is better for it.” pic.twitter.com/CusNEiCYza
— Matt Viser (@mviser) June 4, 2016
Goodbye my friend. You were Great in so many ways. https://t.co/4rY68GF8mB
— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) June 4, 2016
Statement from Michael Jordan on the passing of Muhammad Ali: pic.twitter.com/Wpjp6xxV2i
— Estee Portnoy (@esteep) June 4, 2016
You’ll always be The Greatest for more than just what you did in the ring. A champion to so many people in so many ways.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) June 4, 2016
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) June 4, 2016
Greatest of All Time.
Rest in Peace Champ.#Ali
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) June 4, 2016
— Reggie Miller (@ReggieMillerTNT) June 4, 2016
“If my mind can conceive it & my heart can believe it—then I can achieve it.” Muhammad Ali taught us all to dream. pic.twitter.com/my6Cdw2p12
— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) June 4, 2016
I met him a few times . And he was always the funniest guy in the room. So sad. pic.twitter.com/gl6hjV7Y0W
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) June 4, 2016
A photo posted by DR. SHAQUILLE O’NEAL Ed.D. (@shaq) on
My heart is deeply saddened yet both appreciative and relieved that the greatest is now resting in the greatest place.
— Roy Jones Jr. (@RealRoyJonesJr) June 4, 2016
— Evander Holyfield (@holyfield) June 4, 2016
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) June 4, 2016
Today my heart goes out to a pioneer, a true legend, and a hero by all means! Not a day went by entering the gym that I didn’t think of you. Your charisma, your charm and above all, your class are all of the elements that will be greatly missed by myself and the world. You are someone that inspired me greatly throughout my boxing journey and words cannot express how great you were as a person! Thank you for everything you’ve done for Black America, in the the world of sports & entertainment and for the legacy you leave behind! My sincerest condolences to the Ali family!
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