Kobe Bryant Full Of Praise For Magic Johnson's Support Of His Gay Son

Coming out as gay should not be an issue, but in far too many mainstream sports there is still the sense of taboo about the subject, an utter shame and, really, completely nonsensical in the free-speaking world. Which is why, as long that attitude still exists, it’s important for people like Kobe Bryant to stand up and support those who have gone public with their homosexuality.

That’s exactly what the LA Lakers legend has done, supporting former Lakers great Magic Johnson in his own decision to stand by his son’s recent announcement that he was gay. TMZ reports that the former baller and wife Cookie are fully behind their son EJ, who is openly gay, as well they should be. It’s an attitude that Bryant shares, and he told the website "Of course Magic is supportive of and loves his son. Why should anyone be surprised?" Continuing he added "What I can't tolerate is a lack of tolerance."

That Bryant is in support of EJ Johnson is potentially a hugely important thing for basketball in the USA, with a player of his stature openly saying he has no problem whatsoever with homosexuality in the game (and why should he?) Then you’d hope that this might change the attitude of the sport at large and, hopefully, allow more people to feel free with their sexuality. You’d hope.

Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant has supported Magic Johnson's son EJ


Contactmusic

Tags: Kobe Bryant


Editors Recommendations

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

The Cannes Film festival is sneaking up fast. The Oscars felt like they were 8 minutes ago...

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

Next weekend's CounterPoint Festival will be the event's first year at a new 5000-acre site, featuring...

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Superhero movies have been striving towards the almost unobtainable goal set...

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Ricky Gervais is "Hooked" on David Brent Again - Former Paper Merchant To Return

A return for David Brent has been mooted ever since the character was wheeled...

Ricky Gervais is

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing "Made In America" To Downtown Los Angeles

Jay Z and the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti have announced that the rapper’s...

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing

Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

The editor-in-chief of US VOGUE magazine is reportedly determined for the annual...

Anna Wintour - Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

The comedy classic 'Mrs. Doubtfire' is reportedly set to return to the big-screen...

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Of Mice And Men premiered on Broadway last night, giving critics a chance to cast...

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'

Sofia Vergara has been speaking about her nerves at shooting a ménage a trois with...

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'


More recommendations

Comments

Kobe Bryant Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Kobe Bryant

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All