As Michael Jordan previously and famously noted during his playing days, sneaker consumers come in all shapes, sizes, colors and political affiliations.
But to Dwyane Wade, when civic activism turned to parental activism, he no longer could remain on the sideline.
So Friday, before the Heat left for practice in advance of their game against the Detroit Pistons, the All-Star guard took to Twitter and Facebook and took on the Trayvon Martin case. It also was when he remembered an unpublished photo from a previous publicity shoot.
So there, on Twitter and Facebook, was Wade in a hoodie. Just like unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was when he was gunned down a month ago in Central Florida while returning from a convenience store armed only with ice tea and Skittles.
By the time the Heat had returned to their hotel from the shootaround at the Palace of Auburn Hills, a photo of the entire team in hoodies had gone viral.
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