After the awards have been presented, the celebrity reverb starts. I meet the amazing illusionist David Copperfield. Then Dennis Marks says with an undertone of excitement, “There’s another spectator who wants to meet you personally.”
We enter the casino’s Presidential Suite. I walk through the door, I’m led toward the commotion in the middle of the room. When I move close enough to make out the person in the center of the conversational commotion, I am shocked to hear the very familiar voice in all of his fuzzily-featured glory. It’s Muhammad Ali: the three-time heavyweight boxing champion of the world!