The NBA and WNBA decided to stand alongside the LGBT community instead of just tweeting support. On Sunday afternoon the league ensured it was in the middle of celebrating the LGBT community and thinking of Orlando during the New York pride parade.
Jason Collins was front-and-center on the NBA and WNBA float, but he was far from the only person in attendance. Commissioner Adam Silver and deputy commissioner Mark Tatum marched alongside NBA employees.
Scenes from the parade were beautiful and remind us how influential sports leagues can be part of the solution to stigma and prejudicial legislation.
Kevin Durant was in New York for the parade too, and his support as a superstar is of monumental importance.