Nearly six years ago that Eric Garner died on New York City's Staten Island after being held in a chokehold by a police officer. Garner was captured on video yelling out "I can't breathe" multiple times.
In response, players from around the NBA - from LeBron James to Derrick Rose to Carlos Boozer - wore black warmup shirts with the phrase "I Can't Breathe" printed on them. Kobe Bryant also wore one of those shirts.
In the wake of the protests, Vanessa Bryant posted a photo of her late husband from 2014:
Bryant's caption read:
"Let's share and embrace the beautiful qualities and similarities we all share as people. Drive out hate. Teach respect and love for all at home and school. Spread LOVE."
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