LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and their teammates on Friday left no doubt about where they stand.
Nearly a month after unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a neighborhood crime-watch volunteer, there's still plenty that's unsettled -- and unsettling -- about the entire tragedy.
What I do know now is this: The Heat played their most insignificant game of the season, by comparison, when they defeated the Detroit Pistons on Friday night in Auburn Hills.
When 13 members of the Heat gathered to be photographed in hooded sweatshirts in their hotel lobby, it sent an image across the world that will likely have more of an impact moving forward than just about anything they accomplish on the basketball court.
Led by James and Wade, the Heat spent some downtime before the game to focus on their duties as American citizens, as fathers, sons, uncles and nephews. But more importantly, they stood together to make a statement as young black men in the face of disturbing stereotypes.
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