NY Daily News- 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.
We should all be so lucky that LeBron can't breathe. I hope he chokes on some bun less gluten free turkey dog before the game. Maybe that's too harsh. I hope he endures a permanent voice box injury tonight. Anything to shut him up would suffice. If there is anything that LeBron is better at than basketball it is getting the camera on LeBron. The guy craves attention like he craves air to brea….ehhh bad analogy in this situation.
I don't have a problem with athletes, or anyone for that matter, standing up for what they believe in. I agree with the message it sends. The violence by law enforcement is a serious issue. Could we maybe put a little more thought into the shirts though? There are better ways to honor a man's life and stick up for his cause then by plastering his last words, spoken face first from a sidewalk, on a shirt. I'm sure his family and loved one's have already had to endure seeing the video of his eventual death like 3,000 times. The words "I can't breathe" probably haunt them daily. Christ, come up with a simple slogan like the NFL did with the "No More" domestic abuse campaign. It's pretty disingenuous to wear an "I can't breathe" shirt as you run around in the layup line. This subject deserves attention and support, and maybe I am over thinking it, but it seems to me that these t-shirts trivialize the severity of the tragedy.
P.S. Who designed these shirts? Fisher Price. This is something I would draw up in 10 seconds if I was running for president of 8th grade student council. It looks like the sign for a day care center. Can we get some bold font to fit a bold statement? This font screams "I'm a big kid now". Jesus man, can we not leave the branding to Derrick Rose?