Now that it’s out in the open that his son is gay, Earvin “Magic” Johnson has decided to speak out about the situation as well.
The NBA legend opened up to TMZ about his son (Earvin Johnson III) being gay and the implications that his coming out will have in the black community, in the sports community and in their lives.
The interview is divided into 3 parts …
1) How Magic went to his son around the age of 13 and asked, “Are you gay?” Magic explains why he felt the need to approach his kid and the importance of letting EJ know his whole family loved and supported him.
2) Magic tells us how he feels about some of the hateful reactions to EJ’s coming out on African American blogs and whether he’s bitter, given his unparalleled support of the black community.
3) Magic talks about how his son’s coming out could inspire professional athletes to follow suit. TMZ’s Harvey Levin also asks Magic how, as the owner of the L.A. Dodgers, he would react to a player coming out.
If you some how missed it, here’s the original video of Magic’s son, Earvin Johnson III, and his boyfriend: