Ali ... quoting the champ who once said, "I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me -- black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own. Get used to me."
Obama knew Ali and displayed a coveted pair of gloves in the study outside the Oval Office, right under the iconic pic of then Cassius Clay knocking out Sonny Liston.