A few hours before Muhammad Ali’s death, Cavaliers star Lebron James told ESPN why the boxing legend was so important to the world of sports, referring to him as the G.O.A.T—meaning the “greatest of all time.”
“The reason why he’s the GOAT is not because of what he did in the ring, which was unbelievable, it’s what he did outside of the ring, what he believed in, what he stood for,” James said.
As the news broke on Friday [June 4] the boxing legend had died, the sports world took to social media to share their thoughts and impact Ali had on the world of sports.
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) June 4, 2016
RiP to the one and only Muhammad Ali, simply the best…
Prayers up to his family and friends
— Vince Carter (@mrvincecarter15) June 4, 2016
Muhammad Ali was the first athlete I was truly inspired by. He was a true champion and forever a legend. RIP Muhammad Ali. — Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) June 4, 2016
Greatest of All Time.
Rest in Peace Champ.#Ali
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) June 4, 2016
“The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life!” -Ali #TheGreatest A photo posted by Chris Paul (@cp3) on
R.I.P to the Greatest thanks for all you done for the WORLD ..Way more then a boxer #Muhammadali #Champ A video posted by Hassan whiteside (@hassanwhiteside) on