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The new Michael Jordan documentary, ‘The Last Dance,’ throws down a marker in the GOAT debate. Here’s how Muhammad Ali popularised ‘the greatest’ moniker and how it grew to touch everything in culture.

ESPN’s 10-part documentary on Michael Jordan, “The Last Dance,” is an education for younger generations who never saw “the greatest basketball player of all time” play during his 1990s prime. Athletes calling themselves “the greatest” predates Jordan, though, most famously in the boastful words of the late boxing legend Muhammad […]
The new Michael Jordan documentary, ‘The Last Dance,’ throws down a marker in the GOAT debate. Here’s how Muhammad Ali popularised ‘the greatest’ moniker and how it grew to touch everything in culture.