Adam Silver headlines strong NBA presence at Pride parade in NYC

A powerful message was delivered on Sunday afternoon by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver as he, along with several other high-ranking NBA executives, showed their support for the LGBT community during the Pride parade in New York City.

.@NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum & NBA employees march in the #NYCPride Parade!

— NBA Cares (@nbacares) June 26, 2016

The NBA even sponsored its own float, which was ridden by former NBA and WNBA players in support of not only the league, but the movement, as well.

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The @NBA & @WNBA family showing their full support at the #NYCPride Parade! #NBAPride #WNBAPride

— NBA Cares (@nbacares) June 26, 2016

Be on the lookout for our #NYCPride float with @jasoncollins98 & @WNBA Legend @Suewicks23! #NBAPride #WNBAPride

— NBA Cares (@nbacares) June 26, 2016

While not present on the float, current players (like Kevin Durant) were happy to publicly join in showing their support:

Excited for the NBA Family who will be a part of history today as the first pro sports league to march in NYC Pride! #NBAPride #WNBAPride

— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) June 26, 2016

Per their website, the NBA Cares initiative has the intentions of "a global social responsibility program that builds on the NBA's mission of addressing important social issues in the United States and around the world."

Look out for our #NBAPride #WNBAPride float at the #NYCPride Parade in NYC!

— NBA (@NBA) June 26, 2016

Commissioner Silver has made it very clear that the NBA currently and will continue to support the LGBT community. He has even gone as far as to threaten moving the 2017 All-Star game out of Charlotte if North Carolina does not amend recent anti-LGBT laws instituted on the state's citizens.

A powerful message indeed.