LeBron James donned a black T-shirt with the words “I Can’t Breathe” scrawled across his chest during warmups in Brooklyn Monday night. It’s a three-word phrase which has served as a rallying cry for protesters of the grand jury’s decision to not indict the police officer responsible for the death of Eric Garner, a 43-year-old man who was being arrested for selling illegal cigarettes and was subsequently put in a chokehold.
Garner’s last words were caught on tape. He gasped: “I can’t breathe.”
James joined many other professional athletes, including teammate Kyrie Irving, in protest with the shirt. After the game, he made clear his intentions.
“It was a message to the family that I’m sorry for their loss, sorry to his wife and that’s what it’s about,” James said after the Cavaliers knocked off the Nets 110-88. “I think everybody gets caught up in…
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