Shaq to headline virtual Biden rally on Friday
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Joe BidenJoe BidenChinese apps could face subpoenas, bans under Biden executive order: report OVERNIGHT ENERGY:  EPA announces new clean air advisors after firing Trump appointees |  Senate confirms Biden pick for No. 2 role at Interior | Watchdog: Bureau of Land Management saw messaging failures, understaffing during pandemic Poll: Majority back blanket student loan forgiveness MORE's presidential campaign is getting an assist from another celebrity supporter: Shaquille O'Neal.

The famed NBA player will appear at a virtual rally on Friday for the Democratic nominee, the Biden camp announced Wednesday.

The former Los Angeles Laker will join comedian Tiffany Haddish and civil rights activist Ruby Bridges at what the campaign is dubbing an HBCU homecoming rally.


"Guests will share personal stories, deliver calls to action, and discuss the importance of this election," the former vice president's campaign said in a statement.

The 48-year-old basketball analyst revealed earlier this month that he had never before voted in a presidential election.

“But, now I’m doing all these voting campaigns, and you know one thing I never like to do is be a hypocrite," O'Neal said on “The Big Podcast with Shaq."

"In other words, America, I voted for the first time, and it feels good," he said.

O'Neal said in an interview with ITK just weeks after the 2016 election that then-President-elect Trump won the White House race "fair and square."

"We have to give him a chance," O'Neal said of Trump at the time.

O'Neal is one of a growing list of high-profile sports figures to endorse Biden, including U.S. Women's soccer player Megan Rapinoe, NBA coach Doc Rivers and basketball superstar LeBron James. Last week, another ex-star on the Lakers, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, traveled to Michigan to campaign for Biden.