Before the Chicago Bulls' December 6, 2014 game against the Golden State Warriors, Derrick Rose came out of the tunnel for warm-ups wearing this shirt that read "I Can't Breathe." It was a reference to the non-indictment of a New York City police officer in the choking death of Eric Garner a week prior.
A black t-shirt worn by NBA basketball player Derrick Rose during warm-ups before a game when he played with the Chicago Bulls. The shirt has the text "I / CAN'T / BREATHE" printed across the front in white text that fades out from top proper right to bottom proper left. Rose signed the shirt, including his number 1, in silver metallic ink on the proper left front shoulder. A Fruit of the Loom manufacturer's label with fiber content, size, style, and care information is sewn at the interior center back neck.
A size large, white t-shirt designed by Ethical Culture Fieldston School student Ocean Gao, who wore this shirt during a December 13, 2014 protest march organized by Millions March NYC in New York City. The cotton t-shirt has printed, stylized, red and black text on the front chest that reads, [THE WORLD IS / NOT OK] below a black-and-white graphic illustration of a teenage Eric Garner. Garner is depicted in bust post facing the viewer, wearing a suit with a bowtie. His nose and mouth are covered with two small illustrations of pieces of tape with black text that read [I CAN’T] above [BREATHE]. Over the right shoulder of the illustration is the artist’s printed signature and date in black ink that reads [Ocean, G. 2014]. A fabric tag for Gildan is sewn at the interior center back collar. The back of the t-shirt is blank.