Bruce Lee

People talk about Bruce Lee's films, or his charisma or his untimely death. They laud his sartorial flair. They trade rumors on the Internet that he was a heavy user of hashish. Trawl the bars and teahouses of Kowloon and eventually you'll meet men and women who claim to have known him, or worked with him, or schooled with him. But the one thing nobody seems to mention is his sheer athleticism. Like Muhammad Ali, Lee defied attempts to separate his dazzling public persona from his sporting brilliance. But he had considerably less time to devote to his sport than the...

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