"Why is it that so many of us revere Muhammad Ali?” Tavis Smiley's words sounded rhetorical, but that was not his intention. "I think that because he's meant so much to so many of us, on so many levels, at so many times in our lives, it's difficult to put your finger on what you really, really love about this guy.”
Smiley's words came last February, when he stood before a full house at Atlanta's Butterfly Ball and told the audience about the Ali Center, a shrine being erected in Louisville, the legend's hometown. It's tough to pinpoint exactly what we love about the Greatest, but we're pretty sure we'll find a place to begin in this six-level, 93,000-square-foot, $75-million facility.