|The endorsement was announced in a video statement posted online. A script of the video is provided below:
“Hi, I’m Earvin “Magic” Johnson and I’m so proud to endorse my friend Karen Bass to be the next mayor of Los Angeles.
“I’ve been so blessed to know Karen and work with her for over 27 years – and what always sticks out to me is that she’s always in the fight for the right reasons.
Earvin “Magic” Johnson (File photo)
“Throughout her entire life, Karen has always fought for the most vulnerable among us – our foster youth, our families living on the brink, and our unhoused neighbors. And that’s what makes her so special.
“She has fought for the people in the community and her mission is always the same — she brings people together to get things done.
“It’s not about the cameras for Karen. It’s not about the credit. It’s always about the work.
“For her, the people always come first.”