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Muhammad Ali issues statement of support for Rick Pitino, Louisville basketball

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One of the world's most famous human beings has offered up his support for Rick Pitino and the Louisville basketball program.

Ali and his family are attempting to rally the U of L fan base by using the hashtag, #UniteLouisville.

The former boxing champion's hope is to bring together the athletes, students, alumni and fans of the embattled school. Family spokesman Bob Gunnell also stressed that Ali wants to show his support for coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich.

"That is very important to Muhammad and his family," Gunnell said.

Not a bad voice to have in your corner during a time like this.