In support of Pride month and LGBT communities in North America, the National Basketball Association has partnered with the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) to create basketball shirts that celebrate pride.
The sports world has been known for lagging behind when it comes to LGBT concerns and issues, but the NBA has made changes in recent years to develop and uphold more progressive values. The basketball shirts that were designed as a result of their partnership with the GLSEN have a designated t-shirt for each team in the NBA. Teams like the Cavaliers, Warriors and the Raptors all have their logos adorned in rainbow colors to represent the LGBT pride flag.
These black and rainbow-colored shirts are a milestone that represent the sports world working to become more inclusive.