The 45-year-old told 11Alive it's not about politics but "bringing people closer together." Here's more from the station's website:
Shaq says he's perfect for the job, because he can relate to everyone. "I can put on a suit and have a conversation with Bill Gates. I can go in the hood and talk to the homies, and talk to the children."
O’Neal has kept busy since retiring from the NBA in 2011 with appearances in films, TV shows and viral videos and as an analyst on TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” which films in Atlanta.