"The Greatest 1942-2016," TIME, June 20, 2016.
“The Greatest 1942-2016,” TIME, June 20, 2016.

The latest issue of Time magazine honors the late, the great, better known as The Greatest, Muhammad Ali. To read the full feature, tap from your phone or tablet, or check it out in today’s New & Noteworthy feed. Not a member yet? Start your free trial here.

Former basketball star, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar writes about the first time he met Muhammad Ali, and how he idolized the boxer from the time he was 13 until that day on Hollywood Boulevard. “He was a fighter, whether in or out of the ring. In the ring, he was as much businessman as athlete. Out of the ring, he was a champion of justice – and a terrible businessman,” says Jabbar.

"The Greatest 1942-2016," TIME, June 20, 2016.
“The Greatest 1942-2016,” TIME, June 20, 2016.

Sports journalist, Robert Lipsyte, takes a deeper dive into the life of the legend. He begins by describing his first encounter with Ali, “I like to think the ’60s began on February 18, 1964, the day The Beatles and I met Cassius Clay,” in a beautiful tribute to the star’s fight, which extended far beyond the ring and defined him as a champion, hero, and legend.