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Athletes Inspired By Muhammad Ali 

Ali, a black Muslim speaking at the height of the civil rights epoch,

Muhammad Ali

NOTIONS AND RELIGIOUS CONFIDENCES.

paid a considerable price for standing up for his 

Now, numerous athletes have pursued his lead. 

Here are six athletes, in their terms, honouring "The Greatest."

do what's right for the people," Kaepernick said.

Ali "combated a very analogous fight and was trying to

Colin Kaepernick

LeBron James

James told ESPN in an exclusive interview 

"When I was a child, I was stunned by what Ali did in the ring," 

James contributed $2.5 million to the National Museum of...

AND CULTURE FOR A MUHAMMAD ALI EXHIBIT.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY

"I realized he wasn’t just my big brother, 

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 

BUT A BIG BROTHER TO ALL AFRICAN-AMERICANS," JABBAR ADDED.

George Foreman \

AND EXTENSIVELY PROMINENT RIVALS.

George Foreman was one of Ali's biggest 

FOREMAN SAID ALI'S DEMISE WAS

"THE GREATEST PIECE" OF HIMSELF SLIPPING OFF.

HARRISON BARNES

HIS SPIRIT SHOULD LIVE ETERNAL IN OUR SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS," 

"The greatest may be gone from public life but 

BARNES TWEETED

Shaquille O'Neal

“He’s my hero," Shaq added. "My kids’ hero. My family’s hero.

He will be missed but never forgotten.”

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