Ali has always been a special person to me. After watching the coverage (on my 13\" B&W GE TV), of the Summer Olympics back in 1960, when they seemed to extensively broadcast the boxing events, I was thrilled as this this young representative of the USA, Cassius Clay, mowed down all his opponents daily. After that, his professional career took off in the world of boxing. He proclaimed that he was the \"greatest.\" And he was. Not only as an athlete but as an honest & very verbal man, unafraid to express his feelings on politics, religion & race. \"Float like a butterfly and sting like bee.\"
— BOB RUBIN