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http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Muhammad-Ali-8217-s-8216-greatest-8217-gift?urn=nba-wp6056
Former heavyweight champion and legendary sports icon Muhammad Ali
didn't waste any time in letting the most recent NBA Finals MVP know
exactly how he feels. According to Dirk Nowitzki(notes) -- last month's main man as the Dallas Mavericks won it all -- Ali sent him a glove after Dallas' Finals win with an inscription that read "You are the greatest."
Minutes before he strode onto a balcony to greet his fans and
followers in his hometown of Wurzburg, Germany, Dirk took the time to answer several pointed questions for Spiegel,
Germany's most famous and prominent weekly magazine. And while we
should probably be wary of the translation inherent in back and forth
sessions like these (there are some questions and answers that scan a
little dodgy once translated to English), the story behind the Ali
sustains.
Here's the passage from Spiegel:
SPIEGEL: Did any German politicians call to congratulate you?
Nowitzki: I think that (German Chancellor) Angela
Merkel called my adviser. I'm not totally sure. But do you know what
made me the happiest?
SPIEGEL: What?
Nowitzki: Muhammad Ali sent me a package.
SPIEGEL: What was in it?
Nowitzki: A boxing glove with the inscription: "You
are the greatest." Please don't ask me immediately about the political
meaning of the gift. I was simply happy and sent Ali a golden basketball
with a similar inscription.

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PostSubject: Re: Muhammad Ali's gift to Dirk   Muhammad Ali's gift to Dirk EmptyWed Jul 06, 2011 9:19 pm

Very cool by both Ali and Dirk.
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PostSubject: Re: Muhammad Ali's gift to Dirk   Muhammad Ali's gift to Dirk EmptyWed Jul 06, 2011 10:44 pm

Good thing it was an inscription

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PostSubject: Re: Muhammad Ali's gift to Dirk   Muhammad Ali's gift to Dirk EmptyThu Jul 07, 2011 2:08 am

damn tahts tight

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PostSubject: Re: Muhammad Ali's gift to Dirk   Muhammad Ali's gift to Dirk EmptyThu Jul 07, 2011 8:04 pm

bobbitt15 wrote:
Good thing it was an inscription

Thats alittle harsh lol.
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