New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has a new public supporter in his quest for re-election: former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal.

"I don't endorse many politicians," O'Neal says in a new ad released on Sunday by the Christie campaign. "But Chris Christie is different."

Better known as Shaq, Shaq Fu or the Big Aristotle, the 7-foot-1 former rapper, current studio analyst and Buick pitchman played 20 seasons in the NBA for six different teams. The 41-year-old was born in Newark.

According to His Shaqness, Christie is working to "bring jobs back to our cities and on a new program to help kids in tough neighborhoods get ahead."

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