Celebrities, Athletes Pay Tribute to ‘The Greatest of All Time’ Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali Remembered by Athletes, Celebrities
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As news of the death of boxing legend Muhammad Ali spread Friday night, celebrities, filmmakers and athletes were among the many people paying tribute to the champion on social media.

“We will never forget your courage, standing up to those in power,” wrote filmmaker Michael Moore.

“So long great one,” wrote fellow boxer Mike Tyson.

ABC’s Ben Sherwood quoted his thoughts on achieving the seemingly impossible:

Edgar Wright, Lionel Richie and Holly Robinson Peete also weighed in:

“Always the champ,” proclaimed Patricia Arquette.

“Everybody Loves Raymond” creator Phil Rosenthal reminded that he was called “The G.O.A.T.” — the Greatest of All Time.

“Fly like a butterfly,” said actor Josh Gad.

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  1. Wendall says:

    Courageous for not going to war? Really? What if the Japanese would have won world war 2. Do you think we would have a free country? Of course not. He didn’t go to Vietnam but what if everybody was like him. We wouldn’t be a free country anymore. So the next time you praise a draft doger ask yourself if you like your freedom. Some twisted moral compasses you all have.

    • Brian says:

      You are an idiot, Wendall. If you read the reason why he didn’t want to go to war, and read his appeal, then you will know why he was courageous at standing with his beliefs, his faith and losing everything, even going to prison. If the Japanese won the war, they would control parts of Asia and America would still be the country it is today. Read about why they bombed Pearl Harbour. America didn’t need to be involved in the Vietnam war. American’s shouldn’t have been there in the first place.War doesn’t solve anything. If you are going to criticise a person for declining to go to war for his reasons, start by reading about the Vietnam war and why was America involved, Why Japan attacked pearl habour and why U.S was involved in WW2. But if Japan ever did take over the U.S. Maybe America would be a better country than the crap it is today.

  2. Wendall says:

    Some Hero. By definition a hero is a individual with courage. If you call a draft dodger as someone who has courage then your moral compass is off.

    • Brian says:

      As you said, a Hero is an individual with courage. He stood by his belief. He said “War is against the teachings of the Holy Qur’an. I’m not trying to dodge the draft. We are not supposed to take part in no wars unless declared by Allah or The Messenger. We don’t take part in Christian wars or wars of any unbelievers.” He was arrested, was to be sentenced for 5 years and fined $10,000
      Even though he had his conviction overturned, he still paid $10,000 and was striped of his title and banned for 3 years from boxing.He had courage to stand up to say no and stood by it therefore he is a Hero. I would say No too than go to fight in a war that we shouldn’t have been a part in the first place.

  3. Thorin Oakenshield says:

    Funny how Liberal Hollywood forgets to mention that Ali was opposed to Interracial Dating, as witnessed on the Michael Parkinson show – Hypocrites! RIP ALI!

  4. Jimmy Green says:

    more irrelevant than a Kardashian. Un-American, loud mouthed, self-righteous, philandering, worshiper of Louis Farakkan.

  5. Ali u r the greatest rest in pace

  6. Akib Lawal says:

    Mohammed Ali represented so many things: determination, courage, love, humor, victory and legendary. May the Almighty Allah grant him Al-Jannatul Firdaos and console the family. Amen

  7. TimTam says:

    Soo sad. I seriously loved this guy so much… Rest in peace Muhammad Ali xxx

  8. patrik says:

    forever -boxing legend

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