Elgin Baylor shoots against John Havlicek during the 1966 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics. Baylor, the 1958-59 NBA Rookie of the Year, an 11-time All-Star and Hall of Fame small forward, turned 81 years old today. (Walter Iooss Jr. for SI)
Rest in Peace Muhammed Ali. Ali should be remembered more than just a simple boxing legend. But as someone who was willing to give up all of his fame and glory for his religious belief and civil rights.
One of the most decorated sports legends in American history, he has quite the list of accomplishments; this includes winning 11 NBA championships, a record for the most championships won by an athlete in a North American Sports league. He also broke barriers when he became coach of the Boston Celtics, being the first Black coach in major U.S. professional sports (and NBA). Oh yea, and Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011.