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Ben Heller of Bloomfield Hills, Mich, with his wife Gabby and their daughter Zoe, 13, speak with Park Ranger Eric Pominville on Monday about the quote on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the Mall. “I think if you’re going to quote somebody, you should quote them properly,” Mr. Heller said about the paraphrased line. “It is etched in stone, but it can be fixed?” (Eva Russo/Special to The Washington Times)

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LeBron James' 'I can't breathe' T-shirt the latest display of politics on the playing field

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James on Monday night during pregame warmups wore an “I can’t breathe” T-shirt, referring to Eric Garner, who died after a New York police officer placed him in a chokehold during an arrest for selling loose cigarettes. The shirt, one of several featuring the slogan that have been seen around the league in recent days after a grand jury declined to indict the officer last week, is just one in a long history of political statements made by athletes on the playing field. Here are some others.