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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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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Shaq is an idiot, who cares about his opinion

Stick to posting about Lohan smoking crack TMZ

200 days ago
2.

namers    

Still won't vote for him.

200 days ago
3.

Your moms jump off    

Shaq is a big goon... Who the hell is gonna listen to him..

200 days ago
4.

Tarington    

It doesn't matter who supports Chris Crusty, he's dug himself into a big hole and it's gonna take more than a Shaq shovel to dig out of it.

200 days ago
5.

Jordan    

Christie would have to know, How do you Close down a MAJOR Bridge that goes between Jersey and NY without the Knowledge of the Governor?

200 days ago
6.

Sandra     

Christie will prevail!!

200 days ago
7.

F'U    

Wow! I no christie's mad as hell,the sad thing about this scandal is the fact that,there were lives lost because of sum spoiled politicians tempertantrum.I smell law suits.

200 days ago
8.

LAUGHS AT YOU    

LOL

Too funny. A guy should be ignored as a presidential candidate because he may have shut a bridge down? WTF? Given the current office holder, there doesn't seem to be any limiting factors to hold the office to be sure, so if this is the best ya got...fahgetta bout it.

Not to say that Christie is anything but a retread establishment Republican who will do anything or back anything to stay in office, but a BRIDGE?

We certainly deserve the mess we are by accepting such stupidness as the basis for choosing leadership.

LOL

200 days ago
9.

Somerville    

So do ! Go, Chris Christie!

200 days ago
10.

LetsBeReAL    

I like Chris Christie. And, if it's true. WHO CARES! Lmao.

200 days ago
11.

Hammer    

And why does Shaq think we should value his opinion? You wouldn't know his name if he wasn't 7 ft tall.

200 days ago
12.

Keepin' it Real    

The Governor will survive this embarrassment just fine. Don't forgot a lot of democrats either like him or at least don't dislike him as much as other republican dbags. I want to see Hillary in the WH but like a lot of us we would like to see him as her opponent. Should he prevail in the race he would be the least disappointing. He's a lot more moderate than republicans want to admit.

200 days ago
13.

Meow    

Does Shaquille even live in New Jersey?

200 days ago
14.

fyi    

PREFIERO IR A SACAR DINERO UN CAJERO ESPAÑOL QUE ESTE DENTRO DE LA OFICINA Y NO EN LA CALLE.

ES QUE TE DEDICAS A ENTRAR AQUI CUANDO ME VOY?

200 days ago
15.

static    

Christie is toast and if couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

200 days ago
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