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Ever since Earvin Johnson III shanté’d down the Sunset Strip, the world has never been the same.

TMZ sat down with his dad, Magic — sadly mama Cookie was nowhere to be found — who discussed helping his son come out and what that shanté specifically meant for EJ.

As for the 20-year-old NYU student, EJ took to the Twitter to thank his parents for their support:

Magic also discussed some of the negative reactions to EJ from the African American community, how he hopes his son’s bravery will inspire professional athletes to come out and how, as the owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, he would react to an openly gay player.

It’s all pretty Magic-al.

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