Kudos to Kobe for preaching tolerance in the athletic community! Yesterday we reported the story of Magic Johnson’s son, EJ, strolling down sunset hand-in-hand with what many to believe is his boyfriend. Magic Johnson is 100% supportive of his son.
TMZ caught up with Kobe who had nothing but positive things to say:
Kobe tells us … “Of course Magic is supportive of and loves his son. Why should anyone be surprised?”
Kobe says, “What I can’t tolerate is a lack of tolerance.”
The strong implication — tolerance is not just limited to parents and their kids, but to pro athletes whose teammates may soon come out of the closet.
In case you aren’t reading between the lines — given Kobe’s stature, his statement could have a huge impact on athletes coming out.