NBA showing support for Eric Garner’s Family

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Updated: December 12, 2014
Derrick rose showing support for Eric Garner

Derrick rose showing support for Eric Garner’s family

Bulls superstar Derrick Rose takes a stand wearing “I can’t breathe” shirt during the warm up before the game against Golden State Warriors. Superstar athletes are a public voice in the ongoing struggle for justice and progress and Derrick Rose definitely made a statement wearing this shirt. This was in support of Eric Garner, the man who was killed by a New York police officer during an arrest on July 17.

Many NBA players praised this gesture and many of them were interested in a shirt like this.

 

LeBron James showing support for Eric Garner's Family

LeBron James showing support for Eric Garner’s Family

“I loved it,” LeBron James said. “It was spectacular and I’m looking for one so I can wear it before a game.” And so he did before the game against Brooklyn Nets.

Kyrie Irving showing support for Eric Garner

Kyrie Irving showing support for Eric Garner

“We must do better as a society and for one and other, doesn’t matter the race, so we must stand together,” said Kyrie Irving.

“I knew he was going to wear that shirt,” Joakim Noah said. “Derrick Rose has every right to express what he believes. I respect him 150% He’s my guy.”

Kobe showing support for Eric Garner

Kobe showing support for Eric Garner

Also Kobe Bryant and the Lakers joined this statement by wearing the “I can’t breathe” shirts during warm ups before the Tuesday game against the Sacramento Kings. “We must have our opinion, it’s very important,” Said Kobe before the game. “We must not lose our courage to be able to speak.”

The Lakers showing support for Eric Garner

The Lakers showing support for Eric Garner

“This is their choice and I’m going to support them,” said L.A. Lakers coach Byron Scott. “This is the freedom of choice and of speech.”

 

The Nets showing support for Eric Garner

The Nets showing support for Eric Garner

NBA players showing support for Eric Garner

NBA players showing support for Eric Garner

RESPECT for these players supporting this movement.

 

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