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But now Lillard is following Derrick Rose, LeBron James and others in wearing “I can’t breathe” shirts. It’s a message to the country: People will no longer stand for the unnecessary killing of citizens by police. NBCSports.com
LeBron James is searching for a way to protest the Eric Garner decision, and he could display it Monday night in Brooklyn in front of the Royal Couple. Already outspoken about the death of Garner and a grand jury‘s decision not to indict the responsible officers, James was asked Sunday about a t-shirt worn recently by Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. The message on Rose’s shirt, “I can’t breathe,” is a reference to Garner’s words as he was choked while being arrested for selling untaxed cigarettes. “It was spectacular,” James said about Rose’s shirt, which he wore in pre-game warmups Saturday night. “I loved it. I’m looking for one.” New York Daily News
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is no stranger to speaking out on social issues. He has weighed in on the recent controversial shootings, killing young African Americans in Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown (in Ferguson) and 12-year-old Tamir Rice (in Cleveland). On Sunday prior to practice he was asked about Rose's gesture. "It's spectacular," James said. "I loved it. I'm looking for one." When asked if he planned to wear the T-shirt before a game, James was coy, but hinted it could potentially happen. "It's possible," he said. "I'm looking for one. I think it was great." Cleveland Plain Dealer
There are Bernard and Albert King, Dominique and Gerald Wilkins and Gus and Ray Williams among several others of note, but, on this December day, allow us to go ahead and declare Pau and Marc Gasol the best brothers to ever grace the NBA. But while you may grant they’ve conquered the league, there’s another battle still to be decided. The Spaniards’ own. And even at age 34 and in his 14th NBA season, Pau Gasol is not ready to relinquish the Best in Family designation to the Memphis center. “Ah, no, no, no,” Pau said last week with a smile. “That’s an argument that people can bring up, but I’m playing pretty well myself and I’m happy with where I’m at. “But at some point, maybe he will . . . when I stop playing, maybe he will continue to play. Or I’ll decline more, or not. We’ll see.” Boston Herald
Ahead of the Chicago Bulls Saturday night game against the Golden State Warriors at the United Center, Derrick Rose elected to wear a T-shirt reading “I Can’t Breathe” instead of his normal shooting shirt. For The Win
Noah said he thinks it's important that professional athletes use their platforms to make social statements. "Yeah. If that's what he wants to do, I respect it," Noah said. "I think a lot of people feel that way. When you wear a T-shirt with a statement everybody's going to know how you feel about it. I respect Derrick 150 percent and I'm riding with him ... a lot of people feel that way. It's really sad what happened. Police brutality is something that ... it happens. Not every cop is a bad person. Not every black person is a bad person. You can't judge people. But he definitely made a statement by wearing that T-shirt." ESPN.com
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