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LeBron James wears "I Can't Breathe" shirt in Brooklyn before Nets game

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LeBron James showed solidarity with people protesting the Staten Island Grand Jury decision not to indict the police office who killed Eric Garner with a chokehold on July 17th last night, donning a black t-shirt with Garner's last words.

"It was a message to the family, that I’m sorry for their loss," James said after the game. Protesters staged a large demonstration outside of the game, which also was attended by Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton. LeBron's teammate Kyrie Irving, and a number of Nets players also wore I Can't Breathe shirts.

A man protests outside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Joe Posner, Vox

For a primer on the Eric Garner case, and the shocked reaction to the Grand Jury decision from Garner's widow Esaw and leaders from both sides of the aisle, watch our 3 minute video:

This isn't the first time LeBron has raised his voice about such issues. After the death of Trayvon Martin, LeBron led his team in a show of solidarity with protesters then too.

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