Friday, January 19, 2007

Happy Birthday To “The Greatest”

Best wishes to boxing legend and cultural icon Muhammad Ali who celebrated his 65th birthday this week. Ali has been, and still remains, an inspiring figure. He’s one of my heroes, and I feel lucky to have met him. Being in his presence and feeling his electrifying aura was simply amazing.

Thanks to another one of my heroes, my dad, Attorney B.L. Cook—who was not only a lawyer, but a boxing and concert promoter (I still don’t know how that happened)—I have a few special mementos from Ali that I still treasure to this day. Sometimes when we meet our heroes, they don’t quite seem to live up to their legend or iconic status. But with Ali, he truly is “The Greatest.”

View a great tribute to Muhammad Ali

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