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Magic Johnson Tells All

Gay Son, Black Hatred

& Closeted Athletes Coming Out

4/4/2013 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Magic Johnson has never talked about it before ... but he wanted to open up about his gay son and the implications that Earvin Johnson III's coming out will have in the black community, in the sports community and in their lives.

TMZ sat down with the NBA legend for an unbelievably candid interview -- we've divided the video into three 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.

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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.

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3) Magic talks about how his son's coming out could inspire professional athletes to follow suit.  Harvey also asks Magic how, as the owner of the L.A. Dodgers, he would react to a player coming out.

You gotta watch Magic -- he's awesome and inspiring.

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IwuvTMZ    

Hey, he's just protecting his son er daughter.

531 days ago
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tdr9    

This is not news! We need more news

531 days ago
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TiffanyJETT    

This is wonderful news! Inspiring indeed.

531 days ago
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nonexample    

Magic, etal, im witchu. True strength of character is a whole lot harder to pull of than common bullying. You go be you and im fixin' to do the same. Peace.

531 days ago
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mrharrybawls2012    

David Copperfield now has aids. He was doing Magic...

531 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

Magic Johnson Tells All
Homosexual Son, Black Hatred
& Closeted Athletes Coming Out.........................GREAT !

531 days ago
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mrharrybawls2012    

Okay we get that your son is gay. But it's like Dennis Miller once said," Being gay doesn't make you more special than any of the rest of us in the world. So come....join in our reindeer games..."

531 days ago
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Brenda    

It takes a real man to be a father like Magic !! He has his son back no matter what.

531 days ago
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bj1990    

hey hey hey
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531 days ago
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HillbillyHell    

"Hateful reactions on Africa-American blogs"?? Hey TMZ, what about all the hateful reactions RIGHT HERE in TMZ comments section?

531 days ago
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lcmb    

Magic is one classy dude. Good for him.


That being said, from the looks of the fur and limp wrist in the photos, did his son really need to "come out" with a formal announcement of his gaytitude?

531 days ago
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NY2012    

Wow!!! I am so encouraged to hear his response and his grace , love for his son..

531 days ago
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mrharrybawls2012    

What has 6 balls and screws you twice a week?

L-O-T-T-O
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531 days ago
14.

Mrugowsky    

His son is a full fledged balls to the walls flaming queen. That's a lot to be proud of.

531 days ago
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zombie    

Ummm unless I am mistaken the kid is not an athlete, so why would his being gay inspire gay athletes to come out? Makes no sense.

531 days ago
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