June 06, 2016

Muhammad Ali, The Greatest Of All Time, Dies At 74

He floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee. When he knocked out Sonny Liston at age 22, he yelled out that he was “the greatest” and the nickname stuck with him. He was a champion boxer, a civil-rights activist who was stripped of his title, a source of emotional strength for the likes of Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr. and a hero to kids around the world. Muhammed Ali died this weekend after a decades long battle with Parkinson’s. He will be sorely missed.

Obituaries: Some of the best writing on Ali that looks at his life, his “radicalism,” and how you should remember him.

Yes, I want to sound marginally more intelligent: