Re: Anyone here met Ali?
I met Ali back in 1977 for the first time. One of my classmates from a NW NJ high school was making his pro debut at the Playboy club/hotel in Great Gorge NJ. Ali came in and walked right by where I was standing at ringside. After he was introduced I waled over to where he was standing and asked for his autograph. He could not have been nicer smiling and raising a ruckus. The second time I met Ali was a Newark airport maybe 12 years ago. I walked into the Northwest counter area and saw so many travel bags piled here and there. Someone said those were Alis bags and that he was on his way to the NM lounge. So I ran down the hallway catching Ali and his wife along with several others getting out of a motorized cart. Was able to shake his hand and tell him about meeting him so many years prior. He smiled and waved and was hustled into the lounge.