LeBron James is looking for ‘I Can’t Breathe’ shirt
NEW YORK — LeBron James said Sunday he is looking for an “I Can’t Breathe” shirt, and he could wear it before a game like Derrick Rose did.
Rose warmed up in the shirt Saturday before Chicago played Golden State. It refers to a New York man who died July 17 after a police officer placed him in a chokehold when he was being arrested for selling loose, untaxed cigarettes.
A recording of the arrest showed Eric Garner gasping, “I can’t breathe” during the fatal encounter, and thousands have protested a grand jury decision not to indict the officer since the announcement on Wednesday.
“It was spectacular,” James said of the shirt. “I loved it. I’m looking for one.”
Asked if he would wear one Monday when Cleveland visited the Brooklyn Nets, James said: “It’s possible.”
Britain’s Prince William and Princess Kate are scheduled to attend the game.
“It’s a huge honor,” James said at the Cavaliers’ practice. “The stuff you read about, people like them only in books growing up, and to hear that they’re coming in town to see me play and they want to see me do what I do best, it’s a huge honor.”