Laila Ali paid tribute to her late father, sports icon Muhammad Ali, during the BET Awards on Sunday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Ali, a retired boxer herself, started to choke up as she spoke about her father’s legacy and the outpouring of support since his death at the age of 74 on June 3 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.
She said that while he because famous as the greatest athlete of all time, to her and her siblings, he was known as dad.
Actor Jamie Foxx, who starred in the 2001 biopic about the icon’s life, “Ali,” as Ali’s cornerman Drew Bundini Brown, also spoke about the legend, noting that he stood up when no one else was doing so.
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