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LeBron James, Miami Heat Show Support for Trayvon Martin

By Bryan Toporek — March 23, 2012 1 min read

The shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old Fla. student, has caught the nation’s attention in recent weeks, in no small part due to the power of social media.

Today, LeBron James and the rest of his Miami Heat teammates got involved.

Right before 1:30 p.m. ET, James tweeted out the picture above, of him and his teammates all draped in hoodies, in honor of Martin, who was wearing a hoodie when he was shot on Feb. 26. Along with the picture, James tweeted the hashtags #WeAreTrayvonMartin, #Hoodies, #Stereotyped, and #WeWantJustice.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.