Should NBA Pay Tribute to Trayvon Martin?
SodaHead Sports 2012/03/26 16:00:00
LeBron James and the Miami Heat have been called arrogant and overrated at times, but people may start calling them compassionate. By now, we all know about the Trayvon Martin story. If not, here's the abbreviated version of what went down.
A young African-American male was walking through a Florida neighborhood at night. A self-appointed neighborhood watchman named George Zimmerman allegedly called 911 saying he felt Martin was a threat and allegedly shot Martin with what Zimmerman is now saying was self-defense. Martin was unarmed and Zimmerman has cited the "Stand Your Ground" defense, which states that if you feel you are in severe danger, you have the right to act.
The story has captured the country's emotion and the Heat donned hoodies, much like the thousands at the Million Hoodie March in New York City, in honor of Martin. With so many strong feelings in favor of Martin's family, and the government's Justice Department looking into the case, do you think it's appropriate for the Miami Heat to do what they did? Should other NBA teams follow the Heat's lead and honor the fallen young man?
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