Miami Heat: Support of Trayvon Martin Great Lesson in Team Unity

March 24th, 2012 by Richard Langford Leave a reply »
The Miami Heat put on a display of team unity by posing for a picture supporting Trayvon Martin, who was a teenager shot and killed in Sanford, Florida. 

On February 26th, Martin was shot and killed by a neighborhood crime-watch volunteer. He was unarmed. He was also wearing a hoodie. That was the inspiration for the Heat's tribute. They posed for a picture while all wearing a black hoodie over their bowed heads.

LeBron James posted the photo on his Twitter account with this tweet.

#WeAreTrayvonMartin #Hoodies #Stereotyped #WeWantJustice

— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 23, 2012  Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra added this on the subject in an article by

It really is a tragic story. And the more you learn about it, the more confused you get.

ESPN reports that:

Martin was killed in Sanford, Fla., as he was returning to a gated community, carrying candy and iced tea. A neighborhood crime-watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, said he acted in self-defense and has not been arrested, though state and federal authorities are investigating.


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