March 6, 1964: Cassius Clay  Brash, absurdly talented, and -- in his own words -- beautiful, 22-year-old heavyweight champ Cassius Marcellus Clay . Yeah! Before he became mohammed. Everything went south for him after trying to dodge the Draft though.

March 6, 1964: Cassius Clay Brash, absurdly talented, and -- in his own words -- beautiful, 22-year-old heavyweight champ Cassius Marcellus Clay . Yeah! Before he became mohammed. Everything went south for him after trying to dodge the Draft though.

Ali in Atlanta, 1970.       Larry Bird:  “To say you are ‘The Greatest’ and then back it up is not only a sign of self-confidence but of having the talent and will to do it."

Happy Birthday, Muhammad Ali: 70 Iconic Images for 70 Years

Ali in Atlanta, 1970. Larry Bird: “To say you are ‘The Greatest’ and then back it up is not only a sign of self-confidence but of having the talent and will to do it."

Jackie Robinson  Courage Grace and Talent; broke the color barrier in 1947 in a move few in human history have had to experience.

Jackie Robinson Courage Grace and Talent; broke the color barrier in 1947 in a move few in human history have had to experience.

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