Derrick Rose surprised many on Saturday when he wore a t-shirt, “I can’t breathe,” during pregame warm-ups before the Chicago Bulls took on the Golden State Warriors.
The t-shirt quotes Eric Garner’s last words before he went unconscious after being taken down by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo using a chokehold. The grand jury’s decision to clear Pantaleo has sparked widespread protests, some violent, across the U.S.
LeBron James came out in support of Derrick Rose’s statement, hinting that he could wear a similar shirt during the Cleveland Cavaliers game against the Brooklyn Nets on Monday, The Score reports. James said, “I thought it was great. I’m looking for one.”