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Shaquille O'Neal

I Still Believe in Chris Christie

1/9/2014 11:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Longtime Chris Christie supporter Shaquille O'Neal is refusing to turn his back on the New Jersey Governor in the wake of Bridgegate -- telling TMZ, he still believes in Christie despite everything.

O'Neal -- who shot a campaign commercial for Christie last year -- called in to "TMZ Live" moments ago, explaining he believed Christie when Christie said he had NO involvement in the infamous George Washington Bridge closure that crippled Fort Lee in September.

As far as Shaq's concerned, Christie has lots of employees ... and it's very possible the Bridgegate emails -- which suggest the GWB closure was ordered as political retribution against Fort Lee's mayor -- were sent without Christie's knowledge.

As for Christie's shot at the Presidency, Shaq is urging voters to "get all the facts" before deciding to support another candidate.

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31.

buzz kill    

What the f*ck is wrong with people? Who in their right mind would even consider voting for this overstuffed N.J. mobster? How about we find and elect a true American and get rid of all the thieves in Washington

201 days ago
32.

Xavric    

the thing is if christie has no control over his staff as gov .......... how the hell would it work out with his staff if he were pres

201 days ago
33.

Alice    

Politicians lie they all known to do this that's why the people don't trust them. Haven't meet a person that tells me that they trust politician when they get on the high seat people never know what the future holds we just have to hang on and wish for the best.

201 days ago
34.

Worker Bee    

its funny how liberal america spins things , we should all forget about Mrs. Clintons involvment in Bengahzi , but now that the reps. are ready to back a candidate with conviction all this bs comes to light

201 days ago
35.

J    

There's already a class action lawsuit against the state of nj and the port authority of ny/nj because of all the havoc this caused. 6 ppl have already joined the lawsuit and Wildstein is pleading the 5th on all questions unless he gets immunity.. Basically he's hiding something

201 days ago
36.

notalawyer    

Chris Christie is now a SPORTS LEGEND?
Those crazy REPUGNICANS don't know when to quit.

201 days ago
37.

Blockboy720    

Shaq is a douche..the definition of big dum jock...

201 days ago
38.

Blockboy720    

Chris Pissy cant control his weight but he gon control the country....get dat dude a twinkie an tell him to sit diwn an shutup...Republican loser.

201 days ago
39.

CelebrityScum    

Hey, it's not like Christie allowed U.S. Citizens to be killed in Benghazi, illegally sent the IRS after the Tea Party, allowed the ATF to sell guns to Mexican drug lords, had the NSA illegally snooping on everyone in the world, flushed billions of dollars down the Solyndra toilet. Christie is a piker compared to the mega scandals of Obama.

201 days ago
40.

CRITICXTREME::    

Those who truly run this world have started their campaign of getting this guy into the white house and its working.

200 days ago
41.

Jim in Cali    

Calm down Shaq. We are over 2 1/2 years away from the 2016 election. Nobody is going to be deciding who to vote for off this "scandal" especially at this time.

200 days ago
42.

daisy     

wow there's the final nail in the coffin.....

200 days ago
43.

Pillsbury Pancakes    

They both love Big Macs, but Chris Christie LOVES Big Macs. He's so fat, his cereal bowl comes with a lifeguard.

200 days ago
44.

beachgal    

Er, think we heard the facts - Chrustie is more concerned with his supposedly lying staff than what happened to citizens when Christie disrupted GW bridge traffic and a woman DIED when ER medics were delayed by this!
Go away dumbazz Shaq.

200 days ago
45.

NOT ELMO    

Shaquille O'Neal -- I Still Believe in Chris Christie...................HILLARY / 2O16

200 days ago
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