While most famous for his skills on the court, LeBron James has also not been shy about standing up for civil rights. He made headlines a few years ago for wearing a t-shirt in honor of Eric Garner, who was killed by the NYPD earlier that year. Now, he's making waves again, but this time, it's for wearing for a t-shirt he didn't even put on.
A Tweet featuring LeBron James wearing a politically charged shirt was making the rounds on Twitter this week.
Quite a t-shirt LeBron James is sporting. https://t.co/T765MrrAS8— Marie Renaud (@Marie Renaud)1507570985.0
This wouldn't have been the first time he's made a statement with his wardrobe.
LeBron dons 'I Can't Breathe': 'Worldly thing' https://t.co/aN6ycn7dSY— JT Styl (@JT Styl)1508045606.0
Basically, the photo circulating this week was fake. The new graphic was photoshopped on top of the other shirt.
FACT CHECK TIME: Lebron James did not wear the “we march” shirt that is going around. It’s a photoshop over his “I… https://t.co/nxkV4qUAiN— jackie snow (@jackie snow)1507670840.0
Even Snopes weighed in.
@dHoodstr Actually he was wearing an "I Can't Breathe" shirt. https://t.co/8vPMnsGoIs Still, it would be nice to see him in a real one.— Wayne (Not A Bot But Accused Of Being 1) Schneider (@Wayne (Not A Bot But Accused Of Being 1) Schneider)1508116048.0
Many of the people who originally Tweeted the image have yet to take it down.
If y'all could please stop sharing that photoshopped image of LeBron in that shirt he didn't wear. Let him speak for himself.— Richard Lawler (@Richard Lawler)1507769554.0