Originally Posted by the cobra
Oh, you must not have heard. Quite understandable, as it wasn't a big deal or anything, but he changed his name to Ali. Muhammad Ali, actually. Converted to Islam, don't cha know?
Clay never legally changed his name. His name is still Cassius Marcellus Clay. He publicly refused to make a legal name change.
Muhammad Ali is an assumed name or an alias.
No one is ethically compelled to refer to a person by a false name.