Magic Johnsonís support for his openly gay son is being applauded.
ďIn the midst of all this media attention i would like to say that i am truly blessed to have parents that love and support me,Ē Earvin Johnson III, one of the former L.A. Lakers starís three children with wife Cookie, tweeted earlier today.
EJ, as he is known, was photographed Tuesday, hand-in-hand with his boyfriend.
In a statement to TMZ, his basketball legend father said, ďCookie and I love E.J. and support him in every way. Weíre very proud of him.Ē
Current Lakers star Kobe Bryant praised Johnson for his statement while pointing out that it shouldnít be surprising.
ďOf course Magic is supportive of and loves his son. Why should anyone be surprised?Ē Bryant told TMZ. ďWhat I canít tolerate is a lack of tolerance.Ē