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Morreu Muhammad Ali


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Não houve ninguém mais importante do desporto, na sociedade.



" No Vietcong Ever Called Me 'Nigger.' "

Muhammad Ali said that, back in 1967, and he almost went to prison for it--
which says all that needs to be said right now about justice & gibberish in the White House.
Some people write their novels and others roll high enough to live them and some fools try to do both-- but Ali can barely read, much less write,
so he came to that fork in the road a long time ago and he had the rare instinct to find that one seam in the defense that let him opt for a third choice:
he would get rid of words altogether and live his own movie.
There are two kinds of counter punchers in this world:
one learns early to live by his reactions and quick reflexes, and the other--the one with the taste for high rolling--
has the instinct to make an aggressor's art of what is essentially the defensive, surivor's style of the Counter Puncher.
Muhammad Ali decided one day a long time ago, not long after his twenty-first birthday that he was not only going to be King of the World 'on his own turf' but Crown Prince on 'everybody else's...
Which is very, very High Thinking--even if you can't pull it off. Most people can't handle the action on whatever they chose or have to call their own turf;
and the few who can usually have better sense than to push their luck any further.
That was always the difference between Muhammad Ali and the rest of us.
He came, he saw, and if he didn't entirely conquer--he came as close as anybody we are likely to see in the lifetime of this doomed generation.



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