WATCH: Best-Dad-Ever Magic Johnson On Helping His Gay Son Come Out

Ever since Earvin Johnson III shanté’d down the Sunset Strip, the world has never been the same.

TMZ sat down with his dad, Magic (sadly mama Cookie was nowhere to be found), who discussed helping his son come out and what that shanté specifically meant for EJ.

As for the 20-year-old NYU student, EJ took to the Twitter to thank his parents for their support:

Magic also discussed some of the negative reactions to EJ from the African-American community, how he hopes his son’s bravery will inspire professional athletes to come out and how, as the owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, he would react to an openly gay player.

It’s all pretty Magic-al.

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    You are real MAGIC baby, my six children help me (dad) to come out..AdamHomo

  • Charles175

    I wish all parents of gay kids were like this.

  • erikwm

    That interview was a thousand different kinds of awesome.

  • Kieran

    And that, ladies and gentleman, is what you call a FATHER.

    It’s also what you call a secure and enlightened MAN.

  • balehead

    Now if he could just tell him to stop wearing all those dead animals….

  • InscrutableTed

    Hey, does anyone else remember the rumour that Magic Johnson is into transsexual hookers? It’s good of him to vocally support his LGBT family members, especially knowing that that rumour is out there.

  • Elloreigh

    Wow. I can only echo the others and affirm that this interview really is all kinds of awesome.

  • B Damion

    Awww.. I wish to god my dad were this supportive. Papa can you hear me? Papa can you..ok lol.

  • mark david campbell

    You earn the title “magic” over and over again. Thanks for sharing some of your magic with us.

  • alterego1980

    @InscrutableTed: I think that was a slight on the LGBT community and a way idiot homophobes could rationalize how he got HIV. Based on this interview, he wouldn’t care about any rumors. he’s above them.

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