If I had to write a script about Bruce Lee and Muhammad Ali, the movie would take place in the ghetto. Muhammad Ali would be out in the street boxing and jiving around with a group of guys. Muhammad Ali and his friends would not know anything about Kung Fu.
Bruce Lee would be visiting the ghetto and unafraid. He would be a Chinese guy use to the streets and getting into gang fights. Bruce Lee would be very noticeable because he would be a new face and a stranger. He would see one of Muhammad Ali friends and dispute with him about a jacket stolen from him.
Muhammad Ali: Anthony, give the man his jacket back. You ought to be ashamed of yourself. I told you about ripping people off.
Anthony: I ain’t givin’ him nothing’ back.
Bruce Lee: Well, I guess that I will have to take it back.
Anthony and Bruce Lee gets into a fight. At first, Bruce Lee is knocked around some because he doesn’t know boxing. Then Bruce Lee hits Anthony with a straight punch. When Bruce Lee kicked him, it seemed as if he kicked him a hundred miles away. Anthony was getting beat up bad until Muhammad Ali jumps in the middle to stop Bruce.
Muhammad Ali: Hey man! Stop! You trying to kill somebody! And I ain’t never seen that kind of fighting you do before.
Bruce Lee: It’s call Jeet Kune Do.
Muhammad Ali: Well you a bad man. But, you in trouble.
Muhammad Ali begins to dance around. Bruce Lee tried to hit Muhammad Ali and miss. Bruce Lee observed Ali’s movement. Muhammad Ali danced a long time. Bruce stopped and smiled at him with a sly look in his eyes. Finally, Bruce hits Muhammad Ali in the face. Then Muhammad Ali strikes Bruce Lee. Ali was so fast with his punches that Bruce Lee got tired and kicked Muhammad Ali across the street pavement.
Suddenly, there was a drive by shooting. Muhammad Ali, his friends, and Bruce Lee began to run and hide. They stayed hid for a little while until they thought the gangsters were gone.
Muhammad Ali: I’m going to get those suckers!
Anthony had been shot in his right leg. Bruce Lee reached out to help Muhammad Ali get him to a doctor. Ever since that day, Muhammad Ali and Bruce Lee were the best of friends. They joined together to beat the gangsters.
The story would continue….