Cheers to Derrick Rose

December 8, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper |


During pre-game warmups, Saturday night, December 6, Derrick Rose of the NBA Chicago Bulls wore a T-shirt that said, "I Can't Breathe"—Eric Garner’s last words before he died from a chokehold by an NYPD cop.

Derrick Rose, December 6

Others applauded his action through tweets:
Jalen Rose, former NBA player
I respect Derrick Rose for rocking the "I Can't Breathe" tee for warmup's #Nba

Kyle Cooke, former NFL player
Good for Derrick Rose. Not enough athletes have been raising their voices.

Chris Draper, former Canadian pro ice hockey player
Love that Derrick Rose warmed up in an "I Can't Breathe" t-shirt.

Kirk Goldsberry, visiting scholar at Harvard

Respect to NBA star #DerrickRose for showing solidarity with the movement. #EricGarner #ICantBreathe…

Nestlé Snipes, writer, actor
Uncle #CharlesBarkley couldn't make a statement as profound as #DerrickRose's t-shirt if he had 10 writers #BlackLivesMatter #ICantBreathe

LeBron James said he was impressed by Rose's gesture and is looking for one of the T-shirts for himself.

Teammate Joakim Noah said, "I knew that Derrick was going to put that T-shirt on. I think he has every right to express his beliefs… I respect Derrick 150 percent and I'm riding with him... a lot of people feel that way."

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