Kobe Bryant and several of his Los Angeles Lakers teammates became the latest athletes to wear T-shirts emblazoned with the words “I Can’t Breathe” in solidarity with those protesting the police killing of Eric Garner. The Lakers players wore the shirts during pre-game warmups before their game against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night in Los Angeles. The official Twitter account of the Lakers shared a photograph and video of Bryant and his teammates wearing the T-shirts during warm-ups. Tipping off in moments. #GoLakers pic.twitter.com/YTE9LSqWty December 10, 2014 Warm ups. https://t.co/EeoScltnt9 December 10, 2014 Before…

Kobe Bryant and several of his Los Angeles Lakers teammates became the latest athletes to wear T-shirts emblazoned with the words “I Can’t Breathe” in solidarity with those protesting the police killing of Eric Garner.

The Lakers players wore the shirts during pre-game warmups before their game against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night in Los Angeles.

The official Twitter account of the Lakers shared a photograph and video of Bryant and his teammates wearing the T-shirts during warm-ups.

Before the team took the floor at the Staples Center, Lakers forward Carlos Boozer shared a photo of one of the T-shirts draped over his chair in the team’s locker room. He posted the image on Instagram with the message: #icantbreathe #saysitall.

#icantbreathe #saysitall

A photo posted by Carlos Boozer (@mrcbooz) on

The participating Lakers players joined a growing number of professional athletes, including NBA stars LeBron James and Derrick Rose, who have worn similar shirts since a grand jury declined to indict a New York City police officer in Garner’s death.

“I Can’t Breathe” were Garner’s last words as captured in a bystander’s video. He died on July 17 in Staten Island after the officer put him in a chokehold during an arrest for selling loose cigarettes.

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Kobe Bryant, Lakers Teammates Wear ‘I Can’t Breathe’ T-Shirts