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50 years ago today, 22-year-old challenger Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) battered the heavily favored heavyweight champion Sonny Liston in a bout that shook the boxing world. The fight ignited the career of one of sports’ most charismatic and controversial figures, whose bouts often became social and political events rather than simply sports contests. (Neil Leifer/SI)
GALLERY: Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston I
GALLERY: SI’s 100 Greatest Photos of Muhammad Ali

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50 years ago today, 22-year-old challenger Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) battered the heavily favored heavyweight champion Sonny Liston in a bout that shook the boxing world. The fight ignited the career of one of sports’ most charismatic and controversial figures, whose bouts often became social and political events rather than simply sports contests. (Neil Leifer/SI)

GALLERY: Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston I

GALLERY: SI’s 100 Greatest Photos of Muhammad Ali

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Michael Jordan, at 50 years old, dunking.

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Michael Jordan, at 50 years old, dunking.

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LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the Portland Trail Blazers dunks against the Orlando Magic on January 8, 2014 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon.
 (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

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LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the Portland Trail Blazers dunks against the Orlando Magic on January 8, 2014 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon.

 (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Chicago Bulls have their pre-game huddle before the game against the Phoenix Suns on January 07, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
(Photo by Randy Belice/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Chicago Bulls have their pre-game huddle before the game against the Phoenix Suns on January 07, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

(Photo by Randy Belice/NBAE via Getty Images)

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C.J. Miles of the Cleveland Cavaliers stretches prior to the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at The Quicken Loans Arena on January 7, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.
 (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

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C.J. Miles of the Cleveland Cavaliers stretches prior to the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at The Quicken Loans Arena on January 7, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.

 (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Henry Sims and Anderson Varejao of the Cleveland Cavaliers prior to the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at The Quicken Loans Arena on January 7, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.
 (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Henry Sims and Anderson Varejao of the Cleveland Cavaliers prior to the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at The Quicken Loans Arena on January 7, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.

 (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

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 Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks smiles during the game against the Detroit Pistons on January 7, 2014 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
(Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

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 Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks smiles during the game against the Detroit Pistons on January 7, 2014 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.

(Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

gq:

Korean Central Broadcasting System Presents Basket-Ball Night with Inferior American Basket-Ball Athletes
What follows is an exclusive transcript of the sportscasting at Kim Jong-un’s birthday party—an exhibition basketball game that, at one point, featured Dennis Rodman singing “Happy Birthday” to the dictator—as obtained by Guccifer and granted to GQ.

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Korean Central Broadcasting System Presents Basket-Ball Night with Inferior American Basket-Ball Athletes

What follows is an exclusive transcript of the sportscasting at Kim Jong-un’s birthday party—an exhibition basketball game that, at one point, featured Dennis Rodman singing “Happy Birthday” to the dictator—as obtained by Guccifer and granted to GQ.