The sporting world lost one of the true greats as Muhammed Ali passed away today at the age of 74.
Ali was one of the most inspirational figures ever with many calling him the greatest sportsman ever.
Today, basketball players paid tribute on Twitter to the man behind “The Rumble in the Jungle” and “The Thriller in Manilla”.
Trey Thompkins (Real Madrid)
Float like a butterfly.. Sting like a bee.. RUMBLE YOUNG MAAAAN RUMBLE! RIP to the GOAT of… https://t.co/S2x8XXg7Ar
— Trey Thompkins (@TreyThompkins) June 4, 2016
Aaron Jackson (CSKA Moscow)
I balled in my sleep, knowing a beautiful man passed last night.. My biggest inspiration out side of my family..
— Kung Fu Lee (@AaronfingJ) June 4, 2016
Bogdan Bogdanovic (Fenerbahce)
"I hated every minute of training, but i said, don't quit, suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion." RIP Muhammad Ali 🏆😔
— Bogdan Bogdanovic (@LeaderOfHorde) June 4, 2016
And, like the Euroleague stars, the NBA players also paid their tributes to Ali.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released the following statement regarding the passing of Muhammad Ali pic.twitter.com/IJA2prCNO6
— NBA (@NBA) June 4, 2016
Tony Parker (San Antonio Spurs)
— Tony Parker (@tonyparker) June 4, 2016
Nikola Vucevic (Orlando Magic)
— Nikola Vucevic (@NikolaVucevic) June 4, 2016
Nikola Mirotic (Chicago Bulls)
— Nikola Mirotic (@threekola) June 4, 2016
Rest In Peace, Muhammed Ali. From all of us at TalkBasket.