NBA, WNBA stand with LGBT community at NYC Pride Parade
NBA commissioner Adam Silver, deputy commissioner Mark Tatum, league employees and Jason Collins, the first openly-gay player in league history, marched with the LGBT community in the NYC Pride Parade on Sunday.
Silver and Tatum donned t-shirts supporting Orlando, while Collins, who played for the Brooklyn Nets, wore a special rainbow-colored team logo to celebrate the LGBT community.
The NBA and WNBA had a float, which Collins was front-and-center on. You can view some photos below.
Superstar forward Kevin Durant, who was in New York during the parade, also sent out a tweet about the parade and showed support for those marching.
“Excited for the NBA Family who will be a part of history today as the first pro sports league to march in NYC Pride,” Durant wrote.
The parade came almost a year after the Supreme Court voted to legalize same-sex marriage.