Friday, December 12, 2014

Eric Garner Protests Spead Through the NBA

Starting with Derrick Rose, protests for Eric Garner spread through the NBA in an instant.  Garner was killed by New York Police after being choked.  As cases of police brutality pop up across America, so do the protests.  Derrick Rose started a trend in the NBA wearing a shirt reading "I Can't Breathe," attributing to Garner's last words.  Many other players followed his trend, including LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Kyrie Irving.  Commissioner Adam Silver said he wishes the players would follow the NBA's dress code, but it seems he is accepting of change in this case.  Below are images of the NBA players across the league protesting.

Derrick Rose Starting the Trend

Lakers Point Guard Jeremy Lin

Many Lakers Players Wore the Now Famous Shirts

Portland Guard Damian Lillard

The Black Mamba Himself: Kobe Bryant

Cavs Point Guard Kyrie Irving

The Brooklyn Squad Posed With Rapper Jay-Z

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