LeBron Embraces Activist Role With New Kinds Of Decisions
The Cavs star wore a shirt bearing the phrase "I can't breathe," a nod to Eric Garner's final words.By Nathan Giannini | December 9, 2014
"I can't breathe." The last words of Eric Garner, who died in July after after being put in a chokehold by an NYPD officer.
"I can't breathe. I can't breathe. I can't breathe," he said in footage obtained by New York Daily News.
The phrase has become a rallying cry for protesters and a way for others to show support — including Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James. He was one of several players to wear this shirt during warmups Monday night.