Magic Johnson's 20-year-old son has come out as gay.

Earvin Johnson III -- aka EJ -- is one of Johnson's three children. The NBA legend told TMZ, "Cookie and I love EJ and support him in every way. We're very proud of him."

The website showed a picture of EJ and his boyfriend, walking down Sunset Boulevard hand-in-hand.

EJ told TMZ he's been "hoping and praying" for his dad's team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, which was taken over by his father and his business partners last year.

EJ is a student at NYU and is supposedly close to his parents. 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."

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