NBA commissioner Adam Silver marched in New York City's Pride Parade on Sunday, and the NBA and WNBA were represented with a float in the event to celebrate the LGBT community.
Silver and deputy commissioner Mark Tatum wore "#OrlandoUnited" T-shirts to show their support for victims of the attack at a night club in that city earlier this month.
WNBA president Lisa Borders also marched in the parade and tweeted about the historic nature of the NBA and WNBA's involvement.
NBA/WNBA - FIRST professional league to march & have a float in PRIDE Parade, NYC!!— WNBAPrez (@WNBAPrez) June 26, 2016
The NBA tweeted pictures from the parade.
Former NBA player Jason Collins, who announced he was gay when he was an active player in 2013, and former WNBA player Sue Wicks, who announced she was a lesbian in 2002, when she played for the Liberty, were among representatives of the leagues aboard the float.
Silver has opened the possibility that the NBA could move its All-Star Game from Charlotte, North Carolina, next year because of a controversial law that is considered discriminatory to the LGBT community.