March 23, 2012; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; A tribute to Trayvon Martin is written on the shoes of Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) before the game against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

NBA World Reacts To Trayvon Martin Verdict


On Saturday night, George Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder in the February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida that had captured the national attention.




Many prominent NBA players had been paying attention to the trial as it unfolded. Many of them expressed their opinions right after the six-person jury determined Zimmerman’s fate. While opinions varied across the board, almost everyone expressed their sentiment for Martin and his family.



Houston Rockets own Greg Smith had a hard time trying to express how he felt.



TNT NBA Analyst Kenny Smith tried to make sense of the whole matter as well.

Other athletes used twitter to express their thoughts. Desean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles:

Bryan Petersen of the Miami Marlins was able to effectively express his voice in an objective and general standpoint.



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