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LeBron James, Miami Heat Show Support for Trayvon Martin

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The shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old Fla. student, has caught the nation's attention in recent weeks, in no small part due to the power of social media.

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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