Why I'm Coming Out Now
Elisa Padilla of the Brooklyn Nets
The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Elisa Padilla
, of the Brooklyn Nets
tells us the very personal reasons she wanted to establish the team's Pride Night.
"To understand why I’m writing this now, I need to begin with my foundation. I was raised as one of six children in a traditional Puerto Rican household in inner-city Newark, N.J. My brother played basketball in high school, and some of my fondest memories with my family are from outings we’d take to go see him play. This was when I fell in love for the first time — with the sport of basketball."