Basketball legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson's son, Earvin Johnson III, who is popularly known as EJ, was pictured holding hands with another man while walking down the Sunset Boulevard on Monday.
In a quick interview with TMZ, EJ said that he's "hoping and praying" for the Los Angeles Dodgers, of which his father is a part owner. TMZ released a video that shows EJ walking down the Sunset Boulevard with an unidentified man, who is said to be his boyfriend, smoking a cigarette as they entered a club.
EJ was sporting thick framed glasses, a black fur coat and a salmon colored purse.
Luckily for the 20-year-old, his famous father is supportive of his sexuality. In a short statement to TMZ, Johnson said, "Cookie and I love EJ and support him in every way. We're very proud of him."
The news of EJ stepping out with his boyfriend comes at a very important time for homosexuals. The U.S Supreme Court is currently in the process of hearing two cases regarding same sex marriage.
In the past week, many celebrities, including Beyonce and Madonna have voiced their support for same sex-marriage. Actress Kristen Bell, who recently gave birth to a baby girl, has announced that she will not tie the knot to fiancé Dax Shepard until same-sex marriage is federalized in the country.
The Johnson father-son duo seem to be really close to each other, EJ's love for his father could be seen when he expressed his support for his father's team. Last August, Johnson tweeted, "Thx to my son EJ for hosting me at NYU. Look forward to taking him to dinner tonight in the city."
Johnson quit from his NBA team, The Los Angeles Lakers, in 1991 after he was diagnosed with HIV.
He has also voiced his support for same sex marriage in the past. In 2011, he told Huffington Post Canada, "Homophobia is still an issue everywhere, but especially in the black community."
He has also called out to his fellow California people to rebel against Proposition 8. He said that the same sex marriage ban is "unfair and wrong . . . Prop 8 singles out one group of Californians to be treated differently -- including members of our family, our friends, and our coworkers."