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Kobe Bryant

Magic's Support of Gay Son

IS AWESOME!

4/3/2013 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Kobe Bryant is awestruck by a former Lakers star who rivals him -- Magic Johnson ... telling TMZ Magic's support of his gay son is a lesson everyone, including pro athletes, should learn.

TMZ broke the story ... Magic and Cookie are 100% behind their son, EJ, who is openly gay.  Kobe tells us ... "Of course Magic is supportive of and loves his son.  Why should anyone be surprised?"

Kobe says, "What I can't tolerate is a lack of tolerance." 

The strong implication -- tolerance is not just limited to parents and their kids, but to pro athletes whose teammates may soon come out of the closet.

In case you aren't reading between the lines -- given Kobe's stature, his statement could have a huge impact on athletes coming out.

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Kev the Realist    

All of this is garbage. Majic Jonson has a huge stake in the LA community and being actively involed could not possibly come out with any statement other than we fully support our son/daughter/whatever he she is??? as he and therefore his business interests would suffer ( as LALA land is full of fruits, nuits, wackos and sicko's)and he is a smarter businessman than that. This kid needs serious help. Anyone who prances around wearing what he is wearing, carrying a purse and overly flaunting his gayness, is definately in need of counseling. That and realize that in almost any other city in this country people have been tramatized and victimized for behavior that is far less outrageous. This flamer can only get away with acting out like this because it is LALA land. I feel sorry for his parents as this is an embarassment, pure and simple and who is going to come out against Majic Johnson and say what we all really think....... Sad, pitiful and pathetic....

384 days ago
17.

ANTONIO    

is that the photograph of the son?? my god...if this is the case....there was no need to come out.....he's been out ever since he was born.....Come on...look at him....

Congratulations anyway kobe and Magic Johnson for your support to gay cause..

384 days ago
18.

Dirt McGirt    

What's ironic is that 2 years ago, Kobe was fined $100,000 for calling a referee a "fυcking fаggot". Now all of a sudden, he's tolerant of Magic's son, Sasquatch. Make up your mind, Kobe!

384 days ago
19.

Gothetshirt    

dude must want to embaras his mom and dad really bad

384 days ago
20.

smurfya    

Didn't realize Magic was Sean Kingston's dad.

384 days ago
21.

Mike    

So, Magic should get a 'cookie' for being proud of his son? Please.

384 days ago
22.

Erin    

I'm still in shock o_0

384 days ago
23.

Fred Farkel    

barf

384 days ago
24.

Erin    

....dad is one of the most famous, macho Nba players ever...and this is what turns out? Just...wow

384 days ago
25.

spokenword    

Kobe still tap that.

384 days ago
26.

TheTruth    

Well that is his and Isiah Thomas' child, so I guess he would be proud of him kissing men cause Magic sure loved kissin Isiah.

384 days ago
27.

Ace    

So, Magic gets Aids. Now it turns out he has a gay son. Anyone wondering, like me, if Magic might be playing for both teams?

384 days ago
28.

J4X    

*yawn*

384 days ago
29.

cjb122    

I'm very proud my sons aren't gay.

384 days ago
30.

YouDontSay    

I dont care if you come out just quit flaunting and pushing it our faces. Just relax and have a sex life.

384 days ago
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