LA Lakers star player, LeBron James, has shared how he couldn’t help but think about his own sons following the tragic circumstances that led to the death of Trayvon Martin, saying he realized that could’ve been one of his kids who was killed.
Brown was speaking in the final episode of his “Shut Up and Dribble”, 3-part docu-series, on TMZ Sports which focuses on the impact NBA players have when it comes to social activism.
“I’m sitting there and I’m reading all these different articles,” James says in the clip, “I’m seeing all these different play-by-play. I’m seeing all these different stuff of what happened, what didn’t happen, what could have happened to prevent this … and I just started to think about my boys, my sons.”
Martin was a 17-year-old African American teenager from Miami Gardens, Florida, who was fatally shot in Sanford, Florida by George Zimmerman a member of the community watch. Zimmerman saw Martin walking alone after purchasing a bag of Skittles and an Arizona iced tea at a nearby convenience store and reported him to the Sanford Police as suspicious. Soon after, an altercation between the two individuals took place before Zimmerman fatally shot the teenager in the chest.
James has two sons, Bronny (14), Bryce (11), and one daughter, Zhuri (4) –and has talked about the impact Martin’s death has had on raising his kids.
The footage is pretty powerful … with soundbites from President Barack Obama, Chris Bosh and Etan Thomas speaking about the tragedy.
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