LeBron James, Miami Heat Show Support for Trayvon Martin
Today, LeBron James and the rest of his Miami Heat teammates got involved.
Right before 1:30 p.m. ET, James tweeted out the picture above, of him and his teammates all draped in hoodies, in honor of Martin, who was wearing a hoodie when he was shot on Feb. 26. Along with the picture, James tweeted the hashtags #WeAreTrayvonMartin, #Hoodies, #Stereotyped, and #WeWantJustice.
Sources told The Palm Beach Post that James had been trying to organize the photo with teammates for a few days.
James' teammate, Dwyane Wade, had tweeted a picture of himself draped in a hoodie earlier Friday, with the hashtags #hoodies, #stereotype, and #trayvonmartin.
Wade told the Associated Press that he posted the picture because, "as a father, it hits home."
President Barack Obama made similar comments earlier Friday, too.
"You know, if I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon," President Obama said in a news conference, according to the New York Times.
"When I think about this boy, I think about my own kids," the president said.
Photo: Miami Heat players pose in hoodies in honor of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old Fla. student who was recently gunned down while wearing a hoodie. (Photo via LeBron James' twitter handle, @KingJames)
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