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Mathew Brady is renown for taking photos of Union generals and soldiers, like this one of Col. Elmer Ellsworth. His exhibit will be on display through May 31. (National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian Institution)
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Mathew Brady is renown for taking photos of Union generals and soldiers, like this one of Col. Elmer Ellsworth. His exhibit will be on display through May 31. (National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian Institution)

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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.