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April 9th, 2012
05:00 PM ET

PREVIEW: Basketball legend "Magic" Johnson talks to Zoraida Sambolin about the new Broadway Show "Magic/Bird," responds to Trayvon Martin Case

Tomorrow "Early Start with Ashleigh Banfield and Zoraida Sambolin," Zoraida talks with basketball legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson about the hotly anticipated Broadway show "Magic/Bird" and his response to the Trayvon Martin case.

In the clip above, Johnson responds to Zoraida's question about the outpouring of support from NBA players in the Trayvon Martin case, asking if we as a country have made any progress on race since his tenure at the L.A. Lakers.

“With the NBA players if they felt good about speaking about it," Johnson says. "They wanted to say something [and] I’m glad they did. Because we’re still all of us still wondering what’s going to happen, and so and here in America we’re still dealing with situations like this and it’s very unfortunate because also a lot of us have sons, sons who wear hoodies, their you know caps turned backwards. They’re not doing anything. Its just that’s the fashion of today. It could really happen to our sons and that’s what the NBA players, I’m sure, are thinking."

"I hope justice is served," he adds. "I hope that they get down to making sure they have a thorough investigation and then take it from there.”

Watch the entire interview Tuesday, April 10th on "Early Start" starting at 5am Eastern on CNN.


Filed under: Entertainment • Trayvon Martin
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  1. Dlkincaid

    I was before and remain a fan

    April 11, 2012 at 8:34 am | Reply
  2. Cooki

    Are you crazy or something? Oh Jim beam, just drunk. Just because someone walks down the street looking suspicious doesn't mean that a person has a right to get out of their car and shoot them. Zimmerman is getting away with murder because his father is a judge. It's just like Joran van der Sloot. His father was a judge and he got killing Natalee Holloway and because of that, he was able to kill again. Darn shame how our judicial system is so messed up.

    April 10, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Reply

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