NBA Players Wear "I Can't Breathe" Shirts In Honor of Eric Garner

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While some NBA players have already paid tribute to the late Michael Brown some have also paid tribute to the late Eric Garner.

Before Saturday's game Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose wore a shirt that read "I Can't Breathe" in honor of Garner.

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The following day LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers requested one of the shirts and he and other player like Kyrie Irving wore their shirt before Monday night's game.

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Joining the Cavaliers were the Brooklyn Nets players Deron Williams and Kevin Garnett who also sported shirts that read "I Can't Breathe".

"It was a message to the family. That I'm sorry for their loss, sorry to his wife. That's what it's about," James said.

Eric Garner died on July 17th after an officer placed him in a choke hold following an arrest for selling loose cigarettes. 

R.I.P. Eric Garner!
Tamara M. Anderson