Magic Johnson Son Walks Hand-In-Hand With Mystery Man, Gets Support From Parents Who Say They're 'Very Proud Of Him' (Video)

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Apr 02, 2013 03:50 PM EDT
Earvin "E.J." Johnson III
Earvin “E.J.” Johnson III, son of NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson, has been making big news Tuesday, courtesy of a TMZ video that features him walking in the streets of L.A., carrying a handbag and holding the hand of an unidentified man speculated to being his boyfriend.(Photo : Twitter) "

Earvin "E.J." Johnson III, son of NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson, has been making big news Tuesday, courtesy of a TMZ video that features him walking in the streets of L.A., carrying a handbag and holding the hand of an unidentified man speculated to being his boyfriend.

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"Cookie and I love E.J. and support him in every way," Magic Johnson told TMZ in a statement. "We're very proud of him."

EJ, who's a student at NYU, has a close relationship with his parents. Back in August, Magic tweeted, "Thx to my son EJ for hosting me at NYU. Look forward to taking him to dinner tonight in the city."

During the short walking interview with the TMZ photographer, the 20-year-old son was asked various things pertaining to the Los Angeles Dodgers, team in which his father is partial owner too, and the what he feels are the Lakers' playoff chances.

EJ told the photographer that he's been "hoping and praying" for his dad's team, the Dodgers, ever since his father and his business partners took over the franchise.

Johnson, who has two other children, has embarked on a successful business career since his playing days and owns a national chain of movie theaters, a promotional company and a film studio

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