NBA: Miami Heat players make ‘hoodie’ protest over murder of Trayvon Martin

NBA: Heat make `hoodie` protest over Florida teenager death

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LeBron James tweeted an image of the Miami Heat players wearing hoodies along with the message #WeAreTrayvonMartin #Hoodies #Stereotyped #WeWantJustice

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By TIM REYNOLDS, Huffington Post,  03/23/12

LeBron James tweeted an image of the Miami Heat players wearing hoodies along with the message #WeAreTrayvonMartin #Hoodies #Stereotyped #WeWantJustice

MIAMI — Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat has posted a photo of himself wearing a hooded sweat shirt to his Twitter and Facebook pages, in response to the death of a black teenager shot by a neighborhood crime-watch volunteer.

Later Friday LeBron James also posted a photo on Twitter of Heat players in hoodies, all with heads bowed and their hands in the front pocket.

Wade says he posted his photo early Friday because “as a father, this hits home.”

Trayvon Martin, unarmed and wearing a hooded sweat shirt, was shot and killed Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla., by neighborhood crime-watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who says he acted in self-defense and has not been arrested.