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Shaquille O’Neal: ‘I voted for the first time, and it feels good’

Oct 10, 2020, 6:46 PM | Updated: Jan 25, 2023, 11:56 am

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SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 24: Shaquille O'Neal attends the 2019 NBA Awards presented by Kia on TNT at Barker Hangar on June 24, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Turner Sports)

(Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Turner Sports)

(CNN) — Shaquille O’Neal says he may get “roasted” for admitting it, but the towering former NBA star had something to confess this week.

“I voted for the first time, and it feels good,” revealed O’Neal on The Big Podcast with Shaq, to the background of what the host called “presidential music.”

“I can’t believe it!” chimed in his co-host, John Kincade. He went on to add that he was surprised Shaquille O’Neal had never voted in an election before.

“You know I always like being honest on my podcast. I’ve never voted before, America,” he said. “But now I’m doing all these voting campaigns, and you know one thing I never like to do is be a hypocrite.”

The 48-year-old former Los Angeles Lakers said he had filled out an absentee ballot and explained how it’s done.

He admitted he didn’t understand the electoral college system. The two men then discussed how the voting process works in the US.

But he’s not revealing who he voted for!

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Shaquille O’Neal: ‘I voted for the first time, and it feels good’