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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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31.

Diamond Goddess!    

The REAL question is, did Kobe have tolerance for the fugly hotel worker's intolerance of him bending her over a chair and giving her anal with the Black Mamba?
(Oh, yeeeeeaaah, I went there!!!)

506 days ago
32.

exlax    

kobe has stature? he must of raped you too! then paid you off

506 days ago
33.

Truth and Reality    

Hey I'm gonna let you all in a scientific secret. gay people are not born that way. In fact science, biology, dna sciences and genetics prove that people are born with a genetic predisposition to procreate. That is the natural way of life. anything else is unnatural. The same argument that gay people have for marriage is the same I could use for marrying my dog. It's just not natural to life. its all in the mind. You can give your opinion. I will still give facts.

506 days ago
34.

KicksandGiggles    

If gay is your thing, fine. But you don't have to look like a freaking clown in the process. His little round coconut head struggling to hold those Mr. Ed glasses, hideous fur coat outlining his bowl belly, ghetto bling and carrying his blazing red purse like a 80 year old is NOTHING to be proud of. He looks ridiculous and not because he is gay.

506 days ago
35.

tgrfan42069    

someone mentions incest and everyone laughs and says ewww redneck trash...meanwhile someone mentions two guys tegether and those same people say awwwwwwww how sweet and brave of them to come out.so normal and natural.this nation is going into the **** hole due to **** like this.i dont care how many sports stars,how many presidents or how many hollywood types say that it normal and natural it will never be.

506 days ago
36.

Amy    

Oh, well since kobe said it, we must all pay attention. Pfft, this is the same s c u m b a g that "allegedly" raped a poor woman, right? Yeah, his words hold absolutely no merit. F him.

506 days ago
37.

Ron Menton    

They're all three sodomites. You think Magic got AIDS from a female? Kobe sodomized a woman in Colorado and now liberace Johnson is just another flaming fruit. Yea, let's give them a hand.

506 days ago
38.

Toallthehatersoftheworld    

This is too much

506 days ago
39.

Ron Menton    

They're all three sodomites. You think Magic got AIDS from a female? Kobe sodomized a woman in Colorado and now liberace Johnson is just another flaming fruit. Yea, let's give them a hand.

506 days ago
40.

paul a.    

Hetero is the new black.

Long live love for women!!!!

506 days ago
41.

Gretel    

Everyone is going to jump on the bandwagon but so be it. That young man is Magic Johnson's son. My children are pretty young and have not yet developed their sexuality so I have no idea which way they'll go but they are being raised to be good productive citizens who hopefully can do some good with their lives and whoever they turn out to be as long as they are good people I'll love them. He's a parent.

506 days ago
42.

Derrick    

America is DOOOOOOMMMMM
BURN IN HELL! GET OUT WHY YOU CAN

506 days ago
43.

The murph    

He looks like a fat Tracy Morgan! I am Brian fellows!!!

506 days ago
44.

CoconutScrimp    

Please! Kobe is just now well-trained in what to say. Didn't he get fined for calling a ref g-y or a ***g-t?

506 days ago
45.

what??    

The same Kobe who was fined $100k for shouting a homophobic slur during a game? That Kobe right?

506 days ago
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