Trayvon Martin: Miami Heat Pose in Hoodies

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LeBron James just Tweeted a photo of the Miami Heat posing in hoodies in honor of Trayvon Martin.

His Tweet reads, "#WeAreTrayvonMartin #Hoodies #Stereotyped #WeWantJustice."

We can't remember the last time professional athletes took a stand on political issues or criminal cases.

So far, the uploaded iPhone picture has received 41 comments, most of which praise the team for publicly taking stand on the case. Other commenters protest the players should take $2,000 out of their checking accounts to start a Trayvon Martin fund instead of taking time to pose for the photo.

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Beeshepard
Beeshepard

This is another example of TV media journalism (CBS,ABC,NBC) not reporting or releasing accurate information.  It is all about ratings and embellishing information to report to us.  It has only gotten worse since Obama has been in office.  I do not believe journalist any longer investigate, interpret, or communicate news accurately. Whatever happen to investigating tips, researching documents, and communicating it logically and interestingly so the public can understand.  News channels should provide  impartial news.  I thought journalism had ethics & defamation laws to abide.  It is IMPORTANT to serve the public with accurate information. There must be a change in how the news channels report information to the public.

kirkslade
kirkslade

They have lost 2 out of three since the hoodie

Jon E Rotten
Jon E Rotten

And you all know if some black kid wearing a hoodie walked through any one of these player's gated communities they would be calling security so fast it would make your head spin. What a bunch of hipocrites

NikkiNikki
NikkiNikki

Okay everybody is making their comments so i guess once again i must say it does not matter what color either of their skin was this was in fact a case of racism they only asked him once what color the kid was... He made sure to point it out twice more!!! Then in that matter that doesnt even have to be said the fact of the matter is that when he called the police they asked if he was following and when he said yes they said not to that is the bottom of the line he should of took his ass somewhere and sat down let the police handle it!!! what happened after he reported it was no longer his buisness!!! So basically it seems as if he were looking for a reason to attack the kid!!! Wether the kid attacked him first or not that is a frightening situation had it been me i would have cut the man so therefore wether the kid attacked him or not it was his fault he should not have followed the kid as far as he did after the police told him not to!!! So quit taking the mans side becus he is jus as guilty as anyone else in prison he should not have shot that kid!!! So a child instantly becomes suspicious because he goes out in the rain wearing a hoodie and because he was black and was carrying skittles!!! Come the fuck on now and he feels no remorse behind it that tells that there was some hatred there!!! Zimmerman clearly needs to be arrested!!!

vic
vic

luv you guys!

Lola Huntington
Lola Huntington

Please STOP jumping on the bandwagon and realize that we DO NOT know the facts of what happened that night!We are being exactly the opposite of what the our Fathers founded this country upon. SHAME!The media has crucified Zimmerman.1) It was dark out there. How would one know if the kid didn't have a weapon on him? 2) What if Trayvon was the one that broke into the house sometime before? If he wasn't from that neighborhood, he had no reason to be walking around there. Yes, people like running around in pretty areas, but that's what parks are for. If I go out running aside from my neigborhood I run in another neighborhood's parks, not the streets. And that's also because I wouldn't know the area well.Look, we don't know what happened. This has turned into a racial issue because african american people always cry RACIST when a crime happens against them by a person that isn't their race. GET OVER THE WHOLE RACIST THING! That was quite a few decades ago.If Zimmerman described him as black, it was because he was describing the kid. It's like calling an anglo, a gringo. Or a light skinned person with light hair and eyes a "guero" or a "guera". You aren't being rascist. You are describing someone from another race. A hispanic wouldn't say "f*ck*ng hispanic" to another hispanic. He'd say, "f*ck*ng gordo (fat man)" or "pinche pelon*.Obama did so much wrong by saying that whole son thing. Yes, it was a tragedy. But POTUS shouldn't have declared an opinion on this because we do not know the facts only what the media has glamorized. Knuckleheads. I hope the best for BOTH families.

Smj_jhtax
Smj_jhtax

Then he should have listened to the 911 operator and not followed and let the police do their jobs, that's what they get paid to do not Zimmerman.

Ronald Keith Cooper
Ronald Keith Cooper

How can your have a fight with someone and still have a bag of skittles in your hand,that  maybe concenter as a deadly weapon

Rmbb87
Rmbb87

This is nice this was so much better than giving money they took a stand to show ppl this was wrong anyone could give money

Licit
Licit

Drama queens

bobby
bobby

these guys and the Heat organization will do anything for publicity.. Get ur check books out gentlemen and send the family some money. Jesus Christ, u guys and ur photo ops ,. fuck me..

Jeannette Alvarez DelValle
Jeannette Alvarez DelValle

i support this cause emphatically it saddens me to my core that such a young soul had to pay for a persons ignorant ideas.The clothes dont make the man or person and on that night this man decided that for wearing a hoody that according to Giraldo is of african american attire.Wrrroooonnngggg I am an american born and raised daughter to latin parents and wear hoodies myself and i cant be more white in skin color cause then ide be translucent and that does not make it african american attire it is just an article of clothing.I hope this man pays his do"s by serving jail time although it will not bring back that young soul it will hopefully show that their is some justice.I cannot begin to imagine how his family and close friends could feel but if they read this know you are not alone in this most of the individuals who have heard about this outrageous crime are 100 percent behind you guys and together we stand strong.Justice will be served and he will meet his maker.God bless you.

Crack family?
Crack family?

Trayon's father didn't even know he had not returned to watch the second half of the basketball game? Huh? Crack family?

http://cashhuge.com
http://cashhuge.com

my classmate's step-aunt brought in $12107 past month. she gets paid on the laptop and moved in a $537800 home. All she did was get lucky and profit by the advice explained on that site top of this comment

Cull the herd
Cull the herd

Do the Heat players know Trayon's father did not even report him missing for 15 hours? Oh, haven't seen my teenager for 15 hours, wonder what's up?

http://cashhuge.com
http://cashhuge.com

my classmate's step-aunt brought in $12107 past month. she gets paid on the laptop and moved in a $537800 home. All she did was get lucky and profit by the advice explained on that site top of this comment

RNwhocares
RNwhocares

We must stop making excuses for injustice.

Laurie
Laurie

Honorable, but more high paid athletes should stand up and make a statement. United we win. Let's see some white faces there too. (I am white)

MAKEITHAPPENPR
MAKEITHAPPENPR

WHERE WAS THE HEAT LAST YEAR WHEN 8 BLACK MEN WAS KILLED IN 8 MONTHS BY THE POLICE?  I GUESS THERE WAS NOT PUBLICITY ADVANTAGE TO THOSE MURDERS! 

MAKEITHAPPENPR
MAKEITHAPPENPR

JUMPING ON THE BANDWAGON FOR PUBLICITY ...SHAME ON YOU! MIAMI HAS SOOOOOOOOOO MANY PLAYERS DOWN HER YOU WOULD THINK WE GROW THEM BUT NOT ONE OF THESE DUDES SPEND A DIME IN THE HOOD! STRIP CLUBS AND TOP CLUBS ON SOUTH BEACH YES.... BUT NOT A DIME IN THE HOOD! NO BUSINESS, NO SCHOOLS , NO PROGRAMS TO EVEN VISIT AND TALK TO THE KIDS...NOT ONE! THE DON'T DO ANYTHING FOR THE COMMUNITY UNLESS THEY ARE PAID! YES.... THEY ALL HAVE ''FOUNDATIONS'' FOR TAX PURPOSES BUT THE KIDS SEE NOTHING FROM IT.

justice
justice

Love it!!!! very nice=). Thanks Heat.

Sammy T.
Sammy T.

I'm waiting for the facts to come out on this one...the Internet is prone to false hypes. Sad guy died after one shot...but he was on 10 day school suspension and the shooter didn't shoot him a dozen times. Seems like you shoot once in self-defense....if it was offensive you'd keep on shooting. Just a thought. Let's get ALL the facts out.

Ms. TiredofInjustice
Ms. TiredofInjustice

That statement was really even too ignorant to warrant a response. But since you had guts enough to express your opinion...the only FACT that needs to be discussed is that a grown man ( who was repeatedly told by authorities not to pursue a young boy)  pulled out a gun on an unarmed teenager and killed him. He is still not arrested. EVERY human being regardless of color deserves justice.

I COMMEND THE MIAMI HEAT TEAM FOR TAKING A STAND ON INJUSTICE....THANK YOU.

Sammy T.
Sammy T.

Well Ms. You got your facts wrong. You assume the guy went up to the 6'2" young man TM and just shot him. We know that is NOT true at all. The shooter was NOT told REPEATEDLY not to pursue )listen to the tape). THe shooter had a broken nose and a gash on the back of his head from TM. Yes, the shooter confronted a suspicious stranger in his neighborhood that had problems. Good for him....unfortunately he was then attacked by TM and the shooter stood his ground in self defense and fired ONE shot. The shooter is Hispanic and mentored black kids and fund raised for a back church...he grew up in a very mixed neighborhood and is not a racist. You Ms. Sound like an overly emotional...and not too bright...angry black lady. Why don't YOU mentor black kids and teach them how to be good citizens and people???

God's Child
God's Child

Good citizens dont walk around with guns harrassing other people for walking in their neighborhoods, a good citizen would call the police if they thought someone was supicious and leave it alone Zimmerman is not God he doesn't get to say who can walk in his neighborhood and no one has to answer to him.

Lola
Lola

Please STOP jumping on the bandwagon and realize that we DO NOT know the facts of what happened that night!We are being exactly the opposite of what the our Fathers founded this country upon. SHAME!The media has crucified Zimmerman.1) It was dark out there. How would one know if the kid didn't have a weapon on him? 2) What if Trayvon was the one that broke into the house sometime before? If he wasn't from that neighborhood, he had no reason to be walking around there. Yes, people like running around in pretty areas, but that's what parks are for. If I go out running aside from my neigborhood I run in another neighborhood's parks, not the streets. And that's also because I wouldn't know the area well.Look, we don't know what happened. This has turned into a racial issue because african american people always cry RACIST when a crime happens against them by a person that isn't their race. GET OVER THE WHOLE RACIST THING! That was quite a few decades ago.If Zimmerman described him as black, it was because he was describing the kid. It's like calling an anglo, a gringo. Or a light skinned person with light hair and eyes a "guero" or a "guera". You aren't being rascist. You are describing someone from another race. A hispanic wouldn't say "f*ck*ng hispanic" to another hispanic. He'd say, "f*ck*ng gordo (fat man)" or "pinche pelon*.Obama did so much wrong by saying that whole son thing. Yes, it was a tragedy. But POTUS shouldn't have declared an opinion on this because we do not know the facts only what the media has glamorized. Knuckleheads. I hope the best for BOTH families.

Ms. TiredofOverEducated People
Ms. TiredofOverEducated People

Lol.

I think you're getting a little emotional yourself.  Your career, degree, or personal accomplishments mean nothing when you don't have common sense.  Let one of your kids get shot and killed and see how "emotional" you get....or maybe you'll just be  thankful that they were good citizens.  And I hope that if  you are such a successful lawyer ...as you claim to be...you never have to represent anyone that I know....

It has be stated over and over again that Zimmerman  did not follow the cardinal rules of the Neighborhood Watch program. Volunteers are not suppose to carry guns... period.  Yes he had a permit but was told to let authorities do their job. 

 Ooooo...and thank you !  I am an emotional, angry black woman who happens to be well -educated. Butttt I'm definitely probably not too bright by continuing this conversation. It's clear that you can't have a discussion of opinions without throwing insults.   Lol. We are all entitled to our opinions. Bottom line...I hope justice will prevail.

Sammy T.
Sammy T.

Oh...and by the way I am a successful black man (lawyer) who is a father to my three kids and married to the one lady that gave birth to all three of our kids. I tired of black people not even bothering to graduate from high school.....which is free. There are so many opportunities for everyone in this country and too many black people let those oppotunities die. We need to look in the mirror....

Dray Gardner
Dray Gardner

If you want Change be an Active Participant!!! POWERFUL PIC!!

Random
Random

Mike Miller wasn't traveling with team because he's injured... and who cares?

Freebo
Freebo

I think it's a brilliant and courageous act for The Heat players to pose in the hoodies. This picture will bring much more needed attention to the horrific act perpetrated by Zimmerman, as well as the insane law that allowed him to do it. 

seep
seep

No Mike Miller.  Because he's white?

seep
seep

Battier, the only other white guy on the squad, ain't in the picture either. 

Nealshileno11
Nealshileno11

No genius he's not with the team he's injured

reefhead
reefhead

That is rad, glad to see our MIAMI HEAT STEP UP and ask for JUSTICE and raise AWARENESS good on them. Break the stereotype!

zf
zf

LOVE THE HEAT FOR SUPPORTING TRAYVON MARTIN!!

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

 And today in sports, a black man somewhere ran with a ball and jumped with a ball and threw a ball and people got really excited as if they hadn't seen it a million times before... ...Next, we'll pretend like we can predict the weather.

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