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nba trayvon martin NBA Stars Pay Tribute To Trayvon Martin

The news of the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin hits close to home – for other 17-year-olds, for mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, and friends. But the fact that Martin’s killer is yet to be arrested has marked this already tragic event with anger, confusion, and bitterness, spreading worldwide as more than a story of death, but about a flawed legal system that would allow a murderer to walk free (while arresting someone for throwing flour at Kim Kardashian). Trayvon’s story has grasped the attention of a number of notable individuals worldwide, and Dwyane Wade and LeBron James showed their support by writing respectful quotes like “RIP Trayvon Martin” and “We Want Justice” on their sneakers during their Friday-night game against the Pistons.

The entire Miami Heat team also came together for a photo, with each player donning a hoodie – a garment that has become an iconic piece of imagery and a display of support, much like a LIVESTRONG wristband or a pink ribbon. Other NBA stars showed their “hoodie” support as well; Carmelo Anthony and Steve Nash tweeted pictures of themselves while Amare Stoudemire spent the entire pre-game shootaround on Friday – with the hood on – to pay his respects. With Trayvon’s story becoming one of the top headlines in the nation and thousands of supporters voicing their concern through petitions and rallies, we hope a swift act of justice comes soon.

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Images via Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire, and Steve Nash

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46 comments
walt
walt

RIP trayvon. not that this matters, but trayvon was probably wearing jordan xiv candy canes when he got shot dead. the police report lists him wearing white & red sneakers. he tweeted a pic of his xiv candy canes a while ago, so maybe they were the 2006 retros, and not the 2012. the box is nike, not jb, so who knows if they were real/bootleg. http://twitpic.com/photos/NO_LIMIT_NIGGA?page=1#t...

jozyjazz
jozyjazz

innocent till proven guilty...no one knows exactly what happened but zimmerman...lets hope the truth comes out and r.i.p....(don't assume)

sour412
sour412

this is nothing our rights are being stripped by obama... new world order is real and happening, anything to sheep staring at the fence bahhhhh bahhh sheep...

guest
guest

it doesnt matter if it had to do with raceism or not a young kid was killed and justice needs to be done to this murderer

GWH
GWH

Sounds like USA isn't as great as it likes to think it is. Maybe it's citizens are beginning to see what the rest of the world has known for decades about "the land of the free" Plenty of other free countries in the world that aren't as F****d up as USA. (gun violence, healthcare, racism, welfare etc. etc.) Such a shame that Sport is the biggest focus and not fixing issues that affect the many.

kha_boogie
kha_boogie

and the reason u dnt hear alot of black kids shooting whites is b/c we destroy ourselves unfortunately and if we go to a white dominate place were scared, the system is made for us to fail the same ppl who were racist bigots in the system are still in power now

kha_boogie
kha_boogie

AMERICA JUDICIARY SYSTEM IS SOOO FUCKED UP AND RIDICULOUS, AND ZIMMERMAN IS GUILTY NOTHING HE DID WAS IN "SCARED" MANNER YOU CANT JUST CALL 911 BLATANTLY IGNORE WHAT THEY SAY THEN SHOT SOMEONE WHO IS UNARMED, THEN LAY ON TOP ON THEM..... LIKE THE COPS DIDNT EVEN DETAIN HIM FOR QUESTIONING.... IF HE ISNT ARRESTED SOON SOME ONE WILL KILL HIM B/C THE BACKLASH IN JAIL IS WORST

Prejudice thoughts?
Prejudice thoughts?

Have to wonder, if this was a WHITE kid wearing a hoody shot by a BLACK man in Florida , then would the Heat team react in the same manner?!?! My money is on no. Double hipprocritcal standard, imo

YourWrong
YourWrong

Let the justice sytem determind it? This happened damn near a month ago and the man walked free. He was never arrested not on site or after court. So cleary letting the "justice" system take care of it is out the question because they have decided. Now its been taking to federal court and hopefully there is a different ruling but ass of now the man is considered "innocent". So calling it murder is NOT absurd. Murder is unjustified killing. Please explain how this is justifed? So ajp and wild this is about race! Troy Davis was found guilty a couple years back on what was proved as false testimonies and insuffiencent amount of edvidence. Sad thing is this tragic situation seems to point that "Only white life is protected in America"

JMAN
JMAN

That right to bare arms amendment rears its ugly head again. So sad that a country looked upon as a leader in so many areas still can't see how poor some of their laws are. Lose your guns and these things will decrease immensely. USA - 9369 murders in 2002 next closest in a western country - Germany with 269. Crazy laws resulting in so many sad stories affecting hundreds of families!

Stephen
Stephen

There are gang related black on black issues as we all know. There are general crime issues such criminal opportunists raping, murdering and stealing. Fuck ajp if he thinks Killing someone because they are black isn't murder. ajp is a dumb cunt!!!

BJ24
BJ24

Glad to see these players taking a stand.

Lookintourself
Lookintourself

Sad to kno stuff like this is still going on in this world - Will it ever end WORLD PEACE

Scoop23
Scoop23

@ajp you really are a dumbass! no mention of race here at all! Smh

diddy
diddy

might as well be a race war.. racial slurs,black man dies, white man still free. What happen to Treyvon is unjustifiable point blank Another thing Valdosta Georgia black radio host shot and kill at radio station 911 call reveal that it was white suspect. Two months later still no suspect case closed. NAACP needs to shed light on this case just saying.. R.I.P Treyvon Martin and Juan Gotti

2LIVESHOES
2LIVESHOES

JUSTICE NEEDS TO BE SERVED, IT MAKES NO SENSE HOW U CAN KILL SOMEONE AND NOT GET IN TROUBLE SMH THIS WORLD WE LIVE IN

ajp
ajp

it's tragic for any young man to lose his life that young. But for sneakernews to call it murder is absurd. Let the justice system determine that. This type of stuff happens everyday. But the media, including sneakernews and the Heat, are just fueling a race war. None of us know exactly what happened that day. Let's stop focusing on race and instead focus on all humans who are killed/murdered or die at a young age. Because let's face the facts...blacks killing blacks is a legit, major issue in America. Will the Heat stand up for that issue too? RIP Martin.

Travon Martin
Travon Martin

The shooter would be sitting in jail right now if Travon was white!

Jay
Jay

The black man would have been arrested by now

Tony Johnson
Tony Johnson

Last time i checked the guy was hispanic, not white.

smizz
smizz

have you not heard the 911 calls from neighbors and the kid screaming for help you dumb **** how you gone hear that and say we don't know what really happened ... stupid ignorance

ILL WILL
ILL WILL

ok let's the idiot murderer wasnt racist, fine, whatever, still murdered the kid, black, white, brown, red, yellow, whatever. A huge problem is the way the police department handled it. You guys out there saying wait for the facts, he may have been defending himself, may have been screaming etc etc seem to ignore that he admitted killing him with a gun, 1 shot to the heart and was not charged, drug/alcohol tested, not taken to the hospital, not strip searched, no homicide detective at the scene of the crime, no homicide detective interrogation and let go on his way hours later. That is just DUMB and idk about everyone else but I dont ever want this to be ok, because I wear a hoodie, latin and go get some snacks. WTF!!!! Get real, the fact that was a black male didn't help and WE the people of this mighty nation cannot allow this!!

Brittney
Brittney

Nigga what? You're probably the shooter.. smh

kaspernupe
kaspernupe

look asshole...it was murder! if the police tell you to stop & pull over & you dont...your ass gets arrested for breaking the law! if the police tell you to not pursue someone & you disobey them & subsequently kill that person...wut do u call it?...BREAKING THE MUTHA FUCKIN LAW!!! there was no mention of race in this article...so the police need to arrest Zimmerman for MURDER & your dumb ass for STUPIDITY!! FYI- AND YES the 911 operator is a part of the police department dispatch unit...& you can go to jail for not listening to them (example- the guy in texas who was arrested after he killed 2 latinos after the 911 operator told him 2 stay in the house)

IsHeSerious
IsHeSerious

Are you talking about the same justice system that executed Troy Davis and arrested the person who through flour at Kim Kardashian, yet allows a killer George Zimmerman to walk? The same one that continues fail? Think proactively, there will never be change to said Justice system unless people stand up. R.I.P Trayvon, forever in our hearts and minds.

preezy
preezy

Race was neva mentioned & da fact that the young man was racial profiled because there is a phone call from zimmerman to the police where he said he was following trayvon & made a racial comment & said he has a hoodie on he as something in his hand (skittkes & iced tea) & he looks like hes on drugs... So whn u got all dat evidence & u still go free because of a law then its a problem

raws
raws

So someone got shot and died, and your saying he didnt get murdered, how does that work?

SdotC
SdotC

Anybody that's carrying a gun, looking for action, and told to retreat by trained personnel and results in killing someone is a murder. Murder- is the unlawful killing, with malice aforethought, of another human, and generally this state of mind distinguishes murder from other forms of unlawful homicide.

Damion
Damion

You must be Zimmermans neighbor

John K.
John K.

Not once was there a mention of race.

Mike
Mike

Wouldnt even make the news if it was switched around

Prejudice thoughts
Prejudice thoughts

I was referring to the.Heat team reaction, if roles were switched -- not whether a black guy or the white guy is innocent

Steelo_Brown
Steelo_Brown

Good to see someone on here talking with some sense. Wake up people. Our government is severely flawed. Our judicial system is part of that government therefore it to is flawed. This country was founded on racism. Ask my ancestors that picked cotton or Native Americans that were driven off of land they had staked claim to. Being born and raised in the south, I can attest racism is alive and well. Some of the politicians that are in Washington now still hold to old racist beliefs. And who runs our government and ultimately our judicial system. Those same politicians. The people in power in this country have their own agendas and are about looking out for their own. I'm rambling now, but my point is two-fold. 1. Those that don't think this is a race issue, please stop fooling yourself. 2. We as a people need to point out the flaws in our government, stand up, and do something about it.

triforce179
triforce179

I'm sure the guy is guilty of at least manslaughter and all, but my problem is how everyone tries to make an example out of this incident. Like everyone is trying to apply some sort of cause or political/social/racial undertone to it. They're practically using Trayvon's death to further their own names and causes, and to me that's almost as criminal as actually killing him.

dodostink
dodostink

they have to prove that he wasn't defending him self which they are yet to do

doin your moms
doin your moms

he is innocent until proven guilty they cant prove that it wasn't self defense. there were screams for help but they are yet to determent who was the one screaming. don't play a double stander. i think hes guilty but it doesnt matter what i think its what i can prove thats what makes a justice system

Wes Cooper
Wes Cooper

All over the news their calling it a racial issue, even the kids dad said if trayvon was white the dude that shot him would be in jail.

wid
wid

true, but you and i both know that it is the only reason why this is being made a big deal. When you have Rev. Jesse Jackson weighing in on these things you know its something to do with race, he is more raciest than white people. I agree with ajp, let the judicial system sort it out, when all the facts are in we will all know what really happened....but in the mean time shut up and play basketball. RIP Trayvon Martin my prayers go out to you and your loved ones. im black

BUJU BANTON
BUJU BANTON

I have to inform you that gun laws in fla are different that most places, the law basically states "shoot first ask questions last" law, look it up, if you feel you are being threatened you have the right to use deadly force (again florida law)... what needs to happen is the gun laws in fla need to change!!! this guy does deserve everything they throw at him and more though, fla is a very racist place , especially in that area, i know because i lived near there for 4 years, back in NY now... and to those who say this is not a race issue, thats nonsense, it is , he was profiled...and yes dude may be hispanic, but hispanic's can be racist too..(sidenote, father was white, mother peruvian , raised jewish)

SdotC
SdotC

You must not know the law too well then homie because in the case of self defense you cant bring a gun to a fist fight... You are allowed to defend yourself with equal or justified force as the antagonis. To be acquitted of any kind of physical harm-related crime (such as assault and battery and homicide) using the self-defense justification, one must prove legal provocation, meaning that one must prove that he was in a position in which not using self-defense would most likely lead to death or serious injuries. The threat of damage or loss of property alone is not enough. 230lbs+ man vs 140lbs+ teen Was told to retreat by trained personnel-Could of retreated but didn't Brought a gun to the scene without confirming that the now victim was armed. He acted off of assumptions instead of facts and killed this young man. So now I'm going to act off assumptions with some proving facts and a college educated guess and common sense and say that race did play a factor and he is a murder.

kevinmsalazar
kevinmsalazar

If the kid was white, he probably wouldn't have been shot. That's the real point.

NickKatherina
NickKatherina

How about the same judicial system that let OJ Simpson and Michael Jackson walk?

ROLL UP
ROLL UP

Sorry dude I stopped reading ur idiotic comment after seeing "more raciest". You literally sound like a bafoon with not even an ounce of human knowledge.

Jibraltar
Jibraltar

fuck the judicial system...you mean the same judicial system that aquitted the cop that shot an unarmed and subdued oscar grant.Maybe you're speaking of the same judicial system that let the cops (who were filmed)get off for beating Rodney King years ago...SMH!



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