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Friday, July 26th, 2013 at 1:35 pm  |  26 responses

AAU Team Wears ‘I AM TRAYVON’ Shirts at National Tournament


Looking to honor Trayvon Martin and make a statement of their own, a Georgia-based AAU team is wearing ‘I AM TRAYVON’ t-shirts this week at the Fab 48 tournament in Las Vegas—one of the most highly touted events in the AAU calendar and attended by hundreds of Division-I college coaches scouting for talent—before and after games. More from CBS Sports: “They strolled into the auxiliary gym at Rancho High School with backpacks on and the message clear on their shirts: I AM TRAYVON. Every player on Game Elite’s 17U squad was donning the T-shirts during warm-ups and didn’t remove them until it was time to tip. The AAU program based out of Atlanta first displayed the shirts Wednesday night, and per program co-director Ryan Falker, they’ll wear the shirts before and after games for the duration of their stay for tournament play in Las Vegas this week. “We all wanted to wear the shirts because, even though the right thing didn’t turn out in court we wanted everyone to know we haven’t forgotten about this,” Avery Patterson said.The team became emotionally connected to the Trayvon Martin story/George Zimmerman trial as it progressed into July. And while at an AAU tournament in Georgia two weeks ago, every player sat in one hotel room to hear the verdict late on a Saturday night. When George Zimmerman was found not guilty, the reaction from the team was emotional and intense, according to the players I spoke with.”

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  • Clos1881

    Dope

  • Anthony

    Dope indeed… r.i.p. Trayvon Martin

  • Layvaughn

    Wonder why they didn’t wear shirts that say, “I am one of the little boys who were shot by black teenagers when they tried to carjack my mom’s car”?

  • Shawn

    Actually stupid. You should have seen the college coaches rolling their eyes when these ignorant kids walked out wearing them. It’s like..ok you are saying you are a kid who got suspended from school 3 times in one year then hid in wait to fight a security guard? D2 for you!

  • You are really dumb

    Because you’re a f*cking cracker, that’s why. And your parents are siblings.

  • Layvaughn

    Good job Bonqueisha. Now go get your G.E.D. and a tattoo on your neck then fix my order. Hurry up you blue-gummed, big-lipped, bugger-eating b*tch. You’re welcome.

  • chris

    why didnt they wear shirts remembering the 700 black teenagers who got shot by other black teenagers in chicago since martin got shot?

  • LMAO @ this cracker

    Bahaha, I love it when Nazis come out of the woodwork and show their true (literally) jizz-ball colors. Go suck Alex Jones’ d!ck you scumbag saltine piece of sh!t.

  • Nazi Punks Fuuuck Off

    Gotta love how these neo-Nazi scumbags spend 24/7 in their parents’ basements (or in their parents’ trailer parks) to jump on every pro-Trayvon Martin story.

  • Nazi Punks Fuuuck Off

    Trayvon was an honor student who got accepted to college on a free ride. You, on the other hand, are a basement dwelling cretin who lives off mayonnaise sandwiches and Klondike bars. Every once in a while your dad/grandpa/uncle (they’re the same person… figure it out) lets you upstairs so you can empty the septic tank of his RV, then locks you back in your cavernous jizzy little fortress of white sheets and neckbeardom. Go f*ck yourself, Cleatus.

  • Clos1881

    I pray for your type. people that talk about him smoking weed making him a trouble maker have been under a rock because most people have tried it

  • Slick Ric

    Better that than a Child Molesting woman beater……..

  • Nazi Punks Fuuuck Off

    Because you’re a dumb@ss. 86% of white victims are murdered by other white people too–does your stupid h0nky @ss wear shirts remembering those victims, in addition to the 300-400 extrajudicial murders your racist police and vigilantes commit against black people each year? In addition to the millions of people murdered around the world by your military and government-imposed sanctions?

    No? Alright then. Eat a mayonnaise-covered d!ck and shut the f*ck up.

  • rentslave

    I’ll play Obama’s game here:Had those four players been riding the NYC subways on 12/22/84,Bernie Goetz would have shot them as well.

  • rentslave

    I’m 63 years old.I marched with MLK in 1968 in Newark,the week before he got killed.Now I feel as if it was a waste of time when seeing what has been done to his dream by Sharpton,Holder,and Obama.

  • rentslave

    If I had the flux capacitor,I’d go back to 1892 to tell Dr.Naismith fughetaboutit.

  • Nazi Punks Fuuuck Off

    Can you elaborate?

  • Nazi Punks Fuuuck Off

    Ah, say no more, I went through your comment history. You’re a racist d0uche bag who thinks all black teenagers are thugs.

    Sorry, no one cares that your stupid @ss was a closet Nazi and didn’t show your true colors until you got old and grumpy, and probably really good at telling kids to get off your lawn.

    Either that or you’re really sh!tty at making up stories.

  • Nazi Punks Fuuuck Off
  • http://www.netstakeover.com/ JetSkiJohnson

    that constitutes a killing?

  • Jon Zimmel

    “your type” are the ones coaching D-1 schools so i pray for the other types harder than you pray for “your type”

  • Jon Zimmel

    no his honky ass doesn;t wear a shirt for white people killed by white people…but he also doesn;t wear a shirt for the 1 famous white kid killed by a hisapnic man like they did for trayvon….horrible analogy

  • Jon Zimmel
  • Nazi Punks Fuuuck Off
  • Nazi Punks Fuuuck Off

    I stopped after “honky @ss.” Thanks for playing though, honky.

  • Clos1881

    Life is bigger than basketball bro and your not coaching d1

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