Former NBA baller Jason Collins found the right statement shoe to march in New York City’s gay pride parade on Sunday.
The openly gay athlete rocked Nike’s Be True sneakers when he participated in the celebration with the pro basketball organization.
— NBA (@NBA) June 26, 2016
The NBA made history as the first professional sports league to march in the parade. On Twitter, the organization called attention to the colorful kicks. “#BeTrue #NBAkicks @jasoncollins98 #NBAPride” the NBA tweeted.
Nike-sponsored star Kevin Durant praised the league for showing support.
— NBA Cares (@nbacares) June 26, 2016
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) June 26, 2016
“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” Durant tweeted.
The Oklahoma City Thunder star’s new KD 9 sneakers were released on Monday.
— Jason Collins (@jasoncollins98) June 26, 2016
WNBA athlete Sue Wicks, NBA commissioner Adam Silver, deputy commissioner Mark Tatum and other NBA staff were also on the float.
Designer Kenneth Cole took to social media to join the chorus of supporters.
“We stand in support of all matching pairs. #NYCPride #prideWeek #Shoes,” he joked on Twitter.
Hillary Clinton, Cynthia Nixon and the cast of “Orange Is the New Black” were also among the parade revelers.
— Mr. Kenneth Cole (@mr_kennethcole) June 26, 2016