Top images for “Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali” :: Worldwide twitter trends 18th Jan 2012

Top images for “Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali” :: Worldwide twitter trends 18th Jan 2012

   

Muhammad Ali’s first sounds were “Gee-Gee, Gee-Gee.” His beautiful mother Odessa Clay called her son “G-G” for the rest of her life, and years later, Ali would say, “After I won the Golden Gloves, I told Mama that from the very beginning, I was trying to say, ‘Golden Gloves.’ ” So began the life of Muhammad Ali, who celebrates his 70th birthday today.

Though many know him as the greatest boxer of all time, few know that it was actually the theft of his bicycle at age 12 that began his boxing career. After the bike was stolen, Ali ran to the police station, threatening to “whup whoever stole my bike.” Joe Martin, a white Louisville, Ky., policeman, told him he had better learn to fight, and in his spare time, he took Ali under his wing and taught him the ropes. Ali won his first fight six weeks later. When the referee raised his arm in victory, Ali shouted the iconic words that would become a self-fulfilling prophecy: “I’m gonna be the greatest of all time!”

But what was so incredible about Ali was all the courageous and selfless things he did beyond boxing. In 1975 I called Ali to talk to him about the campaign I was doing for Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, whose book convinced me that he was an innocent man in the slammer. Muhammad was so happy to hear I thought Rubin was innocent. He said, “Absolutely, I’m with you.” Ali literally stopped doing a million things to help someone — a fellow fighter — get out of jail. It was so heroic, and of all the times we worked together, it is still my favorite memory of him. I also can’t tell you how many times, when we were driving on the road, he’d see a school and make me pull over. He’d meet all 200 schoolkids and sign 200 autographs, often with a kid on his lap. That was just his personality, to be so giving of his time. It seriously got to the point that when I saw a school, I’d think, “Oh my God, here we go again. We’re in trouble.”

About 15 years ago, I was a juror in court in downtown Manhattan. After the case was over, the judge asked the jury to enter and talk to him. We go in, and he explains that one of the jurors was a man who changed his life. We’re looking at each other, and he goes, “The juror is George Lois.” Everyone is looking at me, and I’m looking at him like he’s crazy. He told me he was a student at Columbia University in the ’60s, when there were furious debates about Vietnam and draft dodgers, and how that 1968 Esquire cover of Ali as St. Sebastian solidified the argument for Ali’s decision to not participate in the draft. The judge said it changed Columbia University students’ understanding and point of view about the war. I remember that because it speaks to the influence of Ali. From a narcissistic self-promoter who eventually became a man of enduring spirituality through a journey of formidable tests, Ali emerged as a true superhero in the annals of American history and a worldwide ambassador of courage and conviction. A boxing legend who courageously spoke up for black men and civil rights throughout his life! Ali, above all, is the sweetest, nicest person I’ve ever met in my life. And on his glorious 70th birthday, I am privileged to salute him, with the rest of the world.

Garritt Damkott
GarrittDamkott Garritt Damkott
The pipeline intervenes throughout the bog. Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali
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Madlyn Zamoro
Zamorosh Madlyn Zamoro
WOW ! it’s f’n Great! goo.gl/iXD7d Muhammad Ali Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali
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Marcus Coleman
Mstar_1 Marcus Coleman
Happy birthday Muhammad Ali. The GOAT!!!!
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Noel
ItsJustNoel Noel
Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali..he influenced NBA players too 👊 instagr.am/p/iGtdC/
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Espen Bryson
EspenBryson Espen Bryson
bit.ly/zWQnpo Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali
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Mo Risheq
Casa_Mova Mo Risheq
Happy birthday Muhammad Ali
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Ryan Joyner
Ryan_Joyner Ryan Joyner
Happy birthday Muhammad Ali! #stinglikeabee
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meeeeeelosh
omyGOSHmilosh meeeeeelosh

Happy birthday Muhammad Ali. #legend
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katie
katieelb katie

Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali ……who are you and why are you trending?
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Michael Soward
mikeybananas Michael Soward

Now this is Greatness! Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali! pic.twitter.com/1tEKaoyW
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Nick Manifold
NickManifold Nick Manifold

Happy birthday Muhammad Ali – the greatest there ever was and will be. @ChrisEubankJr @EddieHearn @danrafaelespn pic.twitter.com/GJeLv9AC
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BitchesLoveMe
WeedzMyLifee BitchesLoveMe

Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali ! #GreatestOfAllTime
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Tim Kempton
SunsTK Tim Kempton

Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali G.O.A.T no one else in the conversation !!!
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Shawna Sharee
DatChickCanSpit Shawna Sharee

“if you even dream of beating me…you better wake up and apologize” happy birthday Muhammad Ali
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Ivey Rusten
Rustengf Ivey Rusten

You can watch me here🙂 goo.gl/5PJ0f Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali The Exit List
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Stephanie R. Coles
hormigon_rosa Stephanie R. Coles

Fly like a butterfly,sting like a bee…Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali!
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Petronila Bodziony
Bodzionyek Petronila Bodziony

Impossible is Nothing here !! goo.gl/5PJ0f #IWouldDoAnythingFor Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali
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Hekka #TGMJK
Hekkaaa Hekka #TGMJK

Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali, 70 Years! RT RT
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Coach Rollie
FatX101 Coach Rollie

Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali! One of the best athletes ever.
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Madlyn Zamoro
Zamorosh Madlyn Zamoro

wow. I saw that you saw it goo.gl/5PJ0f Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali
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Travis Davidson
TravisDOffical Travis Davidson

By fair the greatest ever boxer to walk the earth #Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali
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Kenneth Rickman II
Payeton02 Kenneth Rickman II

Happy birthday Muhammad Ali
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Tillie Mayeaux
Mayeauxstsd Tillie Mayeaux

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@Churchwellxym I;m new here. How to use it? goo.gl/5PJ0f Mulcair Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali
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Billie Santiesteban
Santiestebanoum Billie Santiesteban

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@Gilbreathtex Simply F’n Amazing – goo.gl/iXD7d Music Sounds Better With Swag Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali
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Annemarie Semdeloo
AnnemarieSemdel Annemarie Semdeloo

bit.ly/zSEoP3 Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali
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Matthew Blakemore
maaaaaaatty Matthew Blakemore

Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali, 70 beats? – Hello, the day when the England cricket team got shocked more than… tmblr.co/Zxr69wEx8cJd
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Brett Powers
BrettPowers_2 Brett Powers

Happy birthday Muhammad Ali #thechamp #greatesttoeverdoit
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Duchess Dukes
DuchessDukes Duchess Dukes

#IAlwaysLikeTo….see my Mommy and the Champ… Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali🙂 pic.twitter.com/QhDwTRKe
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Heath Centazzo
HeathActor Heath Centazzo

Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali
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Metrolift, Inc.
Metrolift Metrolift, Inc.

“The man who has no imagination has no wings.” Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali #Metrolift #Chicago
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Tom Float
Floatie23 Tom Float

Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali, truly the one of the greatest men of all time! such a legend #lovetheguy
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jamarial brown
beezythegod jamarial brown

@IAmSemperFi@espn “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali.””
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James
JayEnglish James

Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali – never saw one of your fights but word on the street was that you were pretty good and very humble.
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Lita Olafson
Olafsongf Lita Olafson

This made me more wise! goo.gl/5PJ0f Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali #LegalizeGayMarriage
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RiaSimoneSeay
ria_simone RiaSimoneSeay

Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali ! The greatest are all Capricorns!
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D.Miller
DiMillz D.Miller

Don’t none of you ever judge me , I’m better thank you think !!! I’m the greatest!!….Happy Birthday #Muhammad Ali
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True 2 Life Music
True2LifeMusic True 2 Life Music

RT @GGutta: Happy birthday Muhammad Ali. Greatest
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nawal gurung
grgnawal nawal gurung

RT @FollowMannik: Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali.. Greatest of all time.
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Thomas Ricca
TRICkdYou Thomas Ricca

Happy birthday Muhammad Ali. Great inside the ring and an inspiration to many
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Hunter David Migeot
HMigeot Hunter David Migeot

happy birthday muhammad ali #greatestever
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☆OMAROSA☆
OMAROSA ☆OMAROSA☆

Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali & First Lady Michelle Obama!!
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SportsCenter
SportsCenter SportsCenter

Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali. The Champ turns 70 today! SportsCenter Ali photo album » on.fb.me/Azgi3l
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HBOboxing
HBOboxing HBOboxing

“If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize.” Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali. #boxinglegend
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TIME.com
TIME TIME.com

PHOTOS: Happy birthday, Muhammad Ali | ti.me/z1pWwn
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✔ Ali K ツ MALE TeamB
ThaFAMEnFORTUNE ✔ Ali K ツ MALE TeamB

Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali, float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, his hands cant hit what the eyes cant see
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heat magazine SA
heatSouthAfrica heat magazine SA

Happy birthday Muhammad Ali – he’s 70 today, Betty White is 90 and Michelle Obama is 48! Memorable date indeed!
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TIME LightBox
timepictures TIME LightBox

Happy Birthday, Muhammad Ali: 70 Iconic Images for 70 Years | ti.me/wJwxtu
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Esquire Magazine
Esquiremag Esquire Magazine

Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali: “The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.” #WhatIveLearned: ow.ly/8weEd
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Eric Alper
ThatEricAlper Eric Alper

‘Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.’ – Happy Birthday, Muhammad Ali
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Patrick Witty
patrickwitty Patrick Witty

Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali: 70 at 70 @TIME LightBox, with commentary from athletes, celebrities and photographers ti.me/wMSaAM
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LIFE.com
LIFE LIFE.com

Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali. Here, some of our favorite images of The Greatest of All Time – on.life.com/y7nTkG
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Bill Shapiro
Bill_Shapiro Bill Shapiro

The best photos of The Greatest in action. Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali: life.com/gallery/42782/…
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102 JAMZ
102_JAMZ 102 JAMZ

Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali(70), Michelle Obama(48), Dwyane Wade(30), RayJ(30), Jim Carrey(50), Maury Povich(63), Betty White(90)
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Sнeila
SheiLaReinaDSur Sнeila

“The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.” – Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali. #Legend
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Superman
SupermanTweets Superman

Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali / 70 / The one&only Man of Steel from Earth #Respect pic.twitter.com/8dG0IWyt
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Huffington Post
HuffingtonPost Huffington Post

Happy Birthday, Muhammad Ali huff.to/z9YvHU
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talkSPORT
talkSPORT talkSPORT

Muhammad Ali pictures and quotes as ‘The Greatest’ turns 70 today: bit.ly/x0uCaF Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali
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Dynamo
Dynamomagician Dynamo

Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali #TheGreatest
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ShortList Magazine
ShortList ShortList Magazine

Our tribute to the greatest sportsman ever. Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali: ow.ly/8w241
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Ronke Lawal
ronkelawal Ronke Lawal

I am the greatest; I said that even before I knew I was. –Muhammad AliHappy Birthday Muhammad Ali

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