The former star NBA player, Shaquille O’Neal, confessed that never in his life had he exercised the right to vote, but this time he already issued his ballot for the Presidential elections on November 3 in the United States.
President Donald trump seeks to be re-elected for a second term as president, and Joe biden, Democratic candidate, tries to win the presidency.
During Wednesday’s episode of “The Big Podcast with Shaq,” the former player revealed that he finally cast his vote for the 2020 presidential election.
“I voted for the first time and it feels goodO’Neal revealed, noting that he recently submitted his absentee ballot. Shocked to hear the confession, co-host John Kincade exclaimed: “I can not believe it!”
O’Neal said an important factor in casting his vote this year was that he had become more involved in various voting drives.
“I always like to be honest on my podcast. I had never voted before, America. But now I’m doing all these voting campaigns, and you know one thing I never like to do is be a hypocrite.“, He said.
Shaquille O’Neal did not reveal his vote
O’Neal also stated that I had no “excuse” for not having voted in previous elections and that he knew he could be mocked for admitting his voting record.
When asked why he had never voted, he said that in part because “I have never understood the polling station system”.
As an example, he mentioned the 2016 election, citing that then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but still lost to Trump.
“They’re going to bury you for this. However, I am glad that you voted. That is incredible. You were very honest. I can’t believe you didn’t vote for Obama“Kincade said.
Recently, the basketball legend teamed up with Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum to launch the #MyStartingFive challenge. The initiative hopes to encourage people to nominate five friends on social media and remind them to vote.
O’Neal also partnered with former first lady Michelle Obama on her voting initiative, When We All Vote.
With the election less than a month away, O’Neal has continued to encourage people to go out and vote. “Exercising your right to vote has never been more important,” O’Neal wrote Tuesday.