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LeBron James, Miami Heat Stand Behind Trayvon Martin

In case you hadn't noticed, South Florida has recently been getting a large amount of national attention due to the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Martin was shot to death on February 26th by a community watch vigilante, despite carrying no weapons and apparently doing nothing to arouse suspicion besides being a black teenager in a hoodie.

Even though Martin's attacker, George Zimmerman, has not been arrested due to Florida's odd self-defense laws, the case is currently being investigated by the state of Florida. Considering the ground-swell of public support for Martin's case, and it seems likely that Zimmerman will be brought to court at some point.

Today, Martin's cause gained a new supporter: LeBron James. King James tweeted out the following picture this afternoon:

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Say what you will about James and the Heat, this is one heck of a classy move. They're standing up for an issue they believe in, despite that issue containing a fair amount of controversy and political rhetoric. Most organizations are afraid to be too vocal about these sort of issues, as they don't want to alienate fans, but James and the Heat are standing up for a local cause that they believe in. Kudos all around.

Photographs by cstreet.us, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.