Vanessa Bryant Shares Photo Of Kobe Wearing 'I Can't Breathe' Shirt

Carla Harmon
June 2, 2020

She did so by sharing a throwback of her late husband Kobe Bryant wearing an 'I Can't Breathe t-shirt.

"Fight for change- register to VOTE".

Eric, a black man killed by the police in New York City, muttered the words, 'I Can't breathe, ' after the officer placed him in a choke hold.

Footage of the incident and Garner's death led to national "Black Lives Matter" protests and saw high-profile athletes across America come together against the incident.


When Eric Garner was killed by police a few years ago, many National Basketball Association players wore "I Can't Breathe" shirts in solidarity, including Kobe Bryant. Needless to say, people are scared and angry and with the Coronavirus going around, life feels incredibly fragile.

'My husband wore this shirt years ago and yet here we are again, ' she began.

In both instances, Floyd and Garner were in police custody and were both being restrained in a way that caused them to comment in desperation that they couldn't breathe before subsequently dying.

Vanessa Bryant urged folks to like all and keep in mind that life is brief and unpredictable in an Instagram publish that includes the late Kobe Bryant. "Life is too short", the mom of four continued in her powerful message, urging her followers to educate themselves. Let's share and embrace the attractive qualities and similarities we all share as people. Do not use innocent lives lost as an excuse to loot.


Vanessa Bryant shared a message of love alongside a photo of Kobe Bryant's activism. He was put in a chokehold.

"I think it's us supporting that movement and supporting each other", Bryant said at the time. "I think the beauty of our country lies in its democracy. It's become now at the forefront right now as opposed to being a local issue", he said.

The mailonline reports that those words were the exact same words spoken by Floyd before his tragic passing. Retired NBA swingman Stephen Jackson was longtime associates with Floyd and gave an emotional interview to NBC's "Today Show".


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