LeBron, Wade honor Trayvon Martin on their shoes


The Miami Heat have leapt headlong into the Trayvon Martin situation, with statements from players and photos from the team.

The latest step along those lines came with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade writing “RIP Trayvon Martin” on their shoes for games against Detroit and Oklahoma City. Wade also wrote “We Want Justice” on his. You can see a photo from last Friday night to the right (SLAM has a slideshow if you want more).

The Martin case — an unarmed black youth shot in a gated community in Florida while walking back to his father’s home by a neighborhood watch captain — has sparked national interest and debate.

While some players have spoken out (and the NBA players union has issued a statement calling for justice in the case) no team has been more visible than the Heat.