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Earvin Johnson III (left) and boyfriend

*It’s not always easy for a Black man to cope with having a gay son. But Magic Johnson has loved and supported his son without pause.

Earvin Johnson III tweeted on Thursday morning his appreciation for his family.

In 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,” Earvin Johnson III, one of the former L.A. Lakers star’s three children with wife Cookie.

Earvin was spotted recently walking hand-in-hand with his boyfriend.

In a statement to TMZ, his basketball legend father said, “Cookie and I love E.J. and support him in every way. We’re very proud of him.”

Kobe Bryant even shared his support and praised Magic for being the father he is.

“Of course Magic is supportive of and loves his son. Why should anyone be surprised?” Bryant told TMZ. “What I can’t tolerate is a lack of tolerance.”

E.J. is 20 and is currently a student at New York University.

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