On Monday, Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose shared a number of the reasons he wore an "I Can't Breathe Shirt" during warmups before Saturday's game against the Golden State Warriors.

By SI Wire
December 08, 2014

On Monday, Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose shared a number of the reasons he wore an "I Can't Breathe Shirt" during warmups before Saturday's game against the Golden State Warriors.

The shirt was in support of Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died after being placed in a chokehold by police in July. Protests have taken place across the country since a grand jury declined to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo last week in the death of Garner.

Video taken at the scene of Garner's death showed Pantaleo putting Garner into a chokehold while arresting him for selling loose cigarettes. Garner could be heard on the video saying "I can't breathe." His death was later ruled a homicide by the medical examiner's office. 

Rose didn't speak to reporters after the Bulls' 112-102 loss to the Warriors on Saturday because he was upset at how the game unfolded. He scored nine points on 2-of-11 shooting while adding six assists and four rebounds.

Mike Fiammetta

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