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Eric Ebron sported amazing Muhammad Ali cleats at training camp

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Eric Ebron wore some pretty classy cleats to practice on Saturday.

NFL: Detroit Lions-Training Camp Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Day 2 of Detroit Lions training camp is over and while we wait for more substantial news to come from those in attendance, let’s take a minute to discuss Eric Ebron’s cleats from today:

While some people’s immediate reaction may be “WHAT ARE THOSE??” I actually find them to be pretty amazing.

Why did Ebron choose to wear the cleats? “I pay tribute to the greatest,” Ebron said. “This is why we play sports. This is why we do what we do.”

Ebron also connected to the struggles Ali went through after his career, battling Parkinson’s disease; Ebron’s grandfather battled Parkinson’s as well. “That’s something that is kind of like dear to my heart.”

No matter his reasoning for doing it, that was a classy tribute to one of sport’s all-time greatest athletes.