The Boston Celtics point guard has no plans to join the legion of NBA players donning “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts, he told Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald. While Rondo supports the shirts’ message, he and the Celtics have not discussed taking a stand themselves.
“Everybody’s different,” Rondo told the Herald in Charlotte, N.C., where the Celtics fell to the Hornets 96-87 on Wednesday. “To each his own. And I definitely support the guys that have worn the T-shirts, but I haven’t reached out to anybody or had anybody reach out to me about wearing a T-shirt, so I’m just going to continue to do what I do.”
LeBron James, Derrick Rose, former Celtic Kevin Garnett and others have worn the shirts in memory of Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died as a result of a police chokehold. Garner’s death was widely circulated on video, in which he can be heard telling an officer, “I can’t breathe.”
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