Kobe Bryant Praises Magic Johnson for Support of Gay Son

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Kobe Bryant has given an assist to Magic Johnson.

The Lakers shooting guard was asked yesterday about Magic Johnson's son, EJ, who went public this week with his same-sex relationship and who received statements of support from his famous father.

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"Of course Magic is supportive of and loves his son," Kobe told TMZ in response. "Why should anyone be surprised? What I can't tolerate is a lack of tolerance."

Bryant, of course, got into trouble with the gay community in 2011 when he referred to a referee as a "f-cking f-ggot."

But he scolded a fan in February for his negative use of the word "gay" and has clearly learned from his mistake.

Oh, and more good news for Kobe and Magic: the Lakers blew away the Mavs last night and currently hold the eighth spot in the Western Conference playoff picture.

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