Sunday, June 5, 2016

Muhammad Walking New York

Back in 1978 I was walking down 5th Avenue around the 70s.

On a summer afternoon.

A large crowd was approaching from downtown. Hundreds of people. Traffic was stopped dead. A tangible electricity emanated from that direction and several seconds later I saw why.

Muhammad Ali.

I stopped in my tracks and Ali crossed the street.

"Ali, you're the greatest."

"We all are," said the heavyweight champ, who extended his hand.

We shook and he proceeded uptown.

A great man.

Them, today, and forever.

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