"The Greatest" is the most succinct and definitive description of a truly transcendent athlete, one few in any sport could lay claim to without debate.
In every senses of the word, Muhammad Ali was The Greatest - the best heavyweight fighter of all-time and a game-changer for the sport of boxing.
Controversial, bombastic, cocky, political, outrageous, bold, and above all else supremely talented, Ali was like no other fighter that came before him or after.
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Today, the NASCAR community joins with the rest of the world in celebrating the life of The Greatest, who died Friday night at the age of 74. RIP, champ.
Ali-Don't count the days; make the days count.— Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) June 4, 2016
Sad to see the passing of Mohammed Ali..My Thoughts are with the family.. My father was a big fan and I remember watching boxing with my dad— Greg Biffle (@gbiffle) June 4, 2016
Muhammad Ali was larger than life. One of the greatest personalities in sports ever. RIP champ. Float like an angel now.— Brian Scott (@bscottracing) June 4, 2016
I would have loved to watch him fight in person. #RIPMuhammadAli— David Ragan (@DavidRagan) June 4, 2016
Good Morning America, twitterville, race fans, I was sad to hear about "The Greatest of All Time" @MuhammadAli passing last night, RIP Champ— Darrell Waltrip (@AllWaltrip) June 4, 2016
'I'm so bad I make medicine sick'— Michael Waltrip (@MW55) June 4, 2016
Loved growing up watching him. #RIPMuhammadAli
FOR ME! #MuhammadAli gave "Quotes" that will last a life time. I ran around as a child saying "Fly like a butterfly sting like a bee".— Kenny Wallace (@Kenny_Wallace) June 4, 2016
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When you saw #Ali you didn't see color you didn't see religion you saw a gentle man who was a strong fighter,a Champion you could believe in— Chris Myers (@The_ChrisMyers) June 4, 2016