You were either reminded or informed of the mastery of the man these last few days of sadness and contemplation following the passing on of the most influential athlete the world could ever know.
The response to the death of Muhammad Ali has been appropriate for The Greatest, and rightly so, his impact on matters outside the ring has been focused upon quite heavily.
Man was a games changer, in multiple ways.
Starting with his fighting style, but more than that, how he so audaciously spoke truth to power, thumbed his nose at the (white) establishment and in doing so buoyed the spirits and resolve of countless downtrodden have nots, that cannot be adequately communicated in print.
Better you SEE and HEAR and have summations done by people who see things big picture. Because Ali wasnt merely sports, if you didn't know that already. He was on another tier, which encompassed spheres way above and beyond. Spirituality, politics, civil and racial rights…The Greatest touched on them all in his 74 year span on earth.
Check out this HBO effort which does some justice in showing correctly the Ali legacy:
Muhammad Ali: In Memoriam
HBO Sports reflects on the life of the legendary Muhammad Ali.
Narrated by Liev Schreiber.
Produced by Bentley Weiner. Written by Aaron Cohen.