While toying around on Tumblr and simultaneously having a conversation with David, I picked up on two things.
1. Before the paparazzi documented celebrities and star athletes every move for them, Muhammad Ali invited the cameras in to capture so many moments of his life.
2. You’re nobody if you haven’t taken a photo with the greatest boxer of all-time. Rack up all the accolades you want, win Nobel prizes, make a gazillion dollars but your fame isn’t cemented until you’ve taken a pic with Ali.
All of these pictures just highlight how much of a dynamic personality The Greatest was and still is. Ali is easily one of the most revered athletes and public figures of our lifetime, and it’s made evident by how many stars from all walks of life went out of their way to take pictures with him or just be in his presence. Combine that with the fact that Ali was such a media magnet and there are tons of pictures documenting these actions. If only I could be a fly on the wall for these conversations.