PHOTO: LeBron James, Miami Heat Show Support For Trayvon Martin

The story of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year old Florida high-school student that was shot to death by self-appointed "neighborhood watch captain" George Zimmerman despite only having a pack of Skittles and a bottle of iced tea on him on February 26, has become a hot-button national issue, with many people expressing support for Martin and calling for justice with Zimmerman. Now, "many people" includes the members of the Miami Heat.

Led by LeBron James, the Heat showed their support for Martin by taking this picture of them wearing hoodies, which is what Martin was wearing when he was shot.

Db6f9a902a27d11bb09b06d496ef6926_medium

Say what you want about James the basketball player and the supposed on-court arrogance of the Heat, but this was a pretty courageous gesture. Professional athletes so often are scared to speak up about these kinds of stories because they are worried about the backlash. James and the Heat, however, realized that showing solidarity for the death of an innocent teenager is worth all the backlash they may receive.

Here's hoping more athletes are willing to pledge their support for Martin like this.

In This Article

Teams
Players
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.