What Miami Heat players tell Martin Luther King Jr. if given the chance

Jan 5, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (left) stands next to Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (right) during the second half against the Toronto Raptors at American Airlines Arena. Miami won 102-97. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

It is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and people everywhere are celebrating the life of the civil rights activist. That lead to Bleacher Report asking members of the Miami Heat team, who famously took a stand on the Trayvon Martin case, to reveal what they would say to King if given the chance.

LeBron James:

“How did he have the strength to do the things that he was doing in such a time and place of segregation? How was he able to march and lead and tell his dreams and tell his stories in places you weren’t, you weren’t supposed to be? You know, in the South. Deep in the South, he was doing it. I would want to know, how did you work up that courage, how did you know you had that gift?”

Dwayne Wade:

“I know that to be the first to do something, to step out on a limb, you have to have courage to do it. I would want to know how scared he was to be that person, to take that stand. Non-violent, just wanting to be different. And a lot of us are scared to do what we want to do because of what other people may say or what other people may do. He wasn’t.

“But I would want to know: Was he afraid, was he nervous, was he scared for his family? All those kind of questions would come, because it was a tough situation he was in. We would talk for a long time. All kind of questions. I got all kind of questions for the man.”

To see what the rest of the team had to say, check out the article on Bleacher Report.

Topics: Miami Heat

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