Lebron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Garnett, Deron Williams, Jarrett Jack and Alan Anderson made a power statement Monday night when they all wore “I Can’t Breathe” shirts during warm-ups before the Cav/Nets game in Brooklyn. The phrase was the last words spoken by Eric Garner before he was killed by a NYC police officer whose non-indictment sparked worldwide protests.
Lebron wearing "I can't breathe" T-shirt before tonight's game pic.twitter.com/Q60XoeubQm
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) December 9, 2014
Brooklyn 5 pic.twitter.com/hLSPUSM530
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Kyrie Irving. pic.twitter.com/mhHeyiHaYL
— The Brooklyn Game (@TheBKGame) December 8, 2014
Athletes more and more are finding their voices and using it to show awareness regarding social and political issues that plague our society. Salute.