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Dwyane Wade and LeBron James were only a few miles away from Treyvon Martin on Feb. 26, participating in the NBA All-Star Game on the night the unarmed black teenager wearing a hooded sweat shirt was shot to death by a neighborhood crime-watch volunteer.
They never knew the teenager, but on Friday they decided it was time to speak out.
Wade posted a photo of himself from a previous photo shoot wearing a hooded sweat shirt, otherwise known as a hoodie, to his Twitter and Facebook pages on Friday morning.
A couple hours later, James posted another photo -- this one of the Heat team, all wearing hoodies, their heads bowed, their hands stuffed into their pockets. Details of when and where the photo was taken were not immediately available.
Among the hashtags James linked to the photo: ''WeWantJustice.''
''As a father, this hits home,'' said Wade, who has 10- and 4-year-old sons.
Martin was killed in Sanford, Fla., as he was returning to a gated comm...
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The Miami Heat’s LeBron James tweeted this photo of he and his teammates wearing hooded sweatshirts in memory of Trayvon Martin, who was shot and killed on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla., a community north of Orlando.
The African-American 17-year-old student was wearing a hoodie at the time he was shot. The case has sparked national attention.
Dwyane Wade and LeBron James have become the latest celebrities to speak out in support of Trayvon Martin, as the two Miami Heat stars each posted pictures on their Facebook and Twitter accounts in support of the slain Florida teenager.
Martin, a black 17-year-old from Miami, was visiting his father and stepmother in Sanford, Fla., a suburb of Orlando, on Feb. 26 when he was shot...
Lebron James tweeted a pic on Friday that showed the entire Miami Heat team in sweat shirts with their hoodies up and heads down.
The Miami Heat joined the rest of the world that day in which people worldwide rocked hooded sweat shirts in support of the Trayvon Martin case.
#WeAreTrayvonMartin #Hoodies #Stereotyped #WeWantJustice are hash tags accompanied with the photograph posted...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat aren't the first athletes to use a photo to make a statement.
Gold medal swimmer Amanda Beard did it to much less fanfare four years ago in Beijing when she unveiled a nude poster of herself in front of an American flag in an anti-fur protest at the Olympics.
The Chinese weren't happy...
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- LeBron James had 17 points and 10 assists to lead the Miami Heat to their fourth straight victory, 88-73 over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.
Dwyane Wade added 24 points for the Heat, who posed for a photo earlier in the day wearing team-logo hoodies. Players were speaking out following the death of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager wearing...
LeBron James had 17 points and 10 assists to lead the Miami Heat to their fourth straight victory, 88-73 over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.
Dwyane Wade added 24 points for the Heat, who posed for a photo earlier in the day wearing team-logo hoodies. Players were speaking out following the death of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager wearing a hooded sweatshirt who...
A Tweet that sceams loudly
There’s a lot of things that LeBron James has done wrong in his career. There are plenty of instances where I’ve shaken my head in disgust at when and how he’s parlayed his popularity for the betterment of the wrong audience – namely, himself. His Twitter handle @KingJames and its accompanying wallpaper tend to rub me altogether wrong. They stand...
Lebron James and the Miami Heat showed their support to Trayvon Martin -- the young 16-year-old Florida boy who was killed by a Sanford neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman on Feb. 26 -- as the team wore hoodies, with their hoods up, along with their eyes facing down towards the ground.James tweeted the photo on Friday (via his Twitter profile) with the captions "#WeAreTrayvonMartin...
It may have just been a picture.
But what a picture it was.
On Friday afternoon, LeBron James took to twitter with the following tweet:
“WeAreTrayvonMartin #Hoodies #Stereotyped #WeWantJustice.”
The tweet was followed by a link, showing the above picture. The Miami Heat team dawning hoodies, in tribute to the fallen Trayvon Martin, whose death has sparked...
The Miami Heat honored fallen teen Trayvon Martin by posing for a photo wearing hooded sweatshirts with their heads bowed.
LeBron James posted the photo on Twitter with the hashtag "WeWantJustice."
Martin was shot to death in Sanford (Fla.) by a neighborhood crime-watch volunteer on Feb. 26. Martin, who was wearing a "hoodie", was carrying candy when he was...
The Trayvon Martin tragedy has become a prominent national news story, and the Miami Heat expressed their solidarity for the slain teenager by taking the above photo with their hoods up and heads bowed, which LeBron James shared Friday on Twitter.
Martin, a 17-year-old Miami native, was gunned down in February in an Orlando suburb by 28-year-old George Zimmerman, a member of the...
By Chris Tomasson
MIAMI - When LeBron James was growing up and Grant Hill played at Duke, James wasn't a fan.
"No one liked Duke," James said.
But after Hill entered the NBA in 1994 and joined the Detroit Pistons, it became much cooler in his Akron, Ohio, neighborhood to dig him. And James went all out.
"I had his shoes when I was younger...