George Takei, Keith Boykin, Martina Navratilova, and the creators of Will & Grace are among them.
North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law known as House Bill 2 made the state an unfriendly place to hold the annual NBA All-Star Game, the league said previously.
Derrick Gordon says he was not invited to try out for any NBA team over the summer because he is an out gay player.
The basketball league is reportedly looking to New Orleans after North Carolina failed to back down from anti-LGBT legislation.
Commissioner Adam Silver says, though, that the NBA is still pursuing "constructive engagement" with state officials.
A decision now would deprive the NBA of leverage to push for repeal of the state's anti-LGBT law, commissioner Adam Silver says.
After tweeting that he 'did not mean to offend anybody' when he called a referee a 'faggot' on the court, Rajon Rondo issued a full statement.