-- By Tom Phillips
The "Ali Shuffle" was his basic step, and it set him apart from any other heavyweight, ever. He danced with both feet off the ground, hovering, shuffling his feet in midair so you never knew which foot he would land on, or where he would go. The feet were like a hummingbird's wings, so fast they were a blur. Meanwhile the hands accompanied the dance, mixing jabs, hooks and right-hand leads with innumerable fakes. At the top, Ali invented the bobblehead, flicking his neck backward and sideways to avoid his opponent’s fists.