Shaquille O'Neal a flat earth truther?: 'The earth is flat'

O'Neal, who has flown around the world multiple times made the incredibly incorrect claim during an episode of' The Big Podcast with Shaq

Some Kyrie fans responded by saying if Irving says the Earth is flat, then it's flat.

"It's true", O'Neal said on his own podcast when Kincade asked what he made of Irving's theory. "The Earth is flat". Yeah, it is. Yes, it is.

"Listen, there are three ways to manipulate the mind - what you read, what you see and what you hear". "But if you really think about it from a landscape of the way we travel, the way we move and the fact that, can you really think of us rotating around the sun and all planets aligned, rotating in specific dates, being perpendicular with what's going on with these planets". To buttress his statement, Shaq pointed to the inaccuracies taught in school, such as the theory that Christopher Columbus had discovered America.

"So, listen, I drive from coast-to-coast, and this s*%# is flat to me", he said.

"When I drive from Florida to NY; flat".

O'Neal went on to say, "you mean to tell me that China is under us?" China is under us? On the latest episode, he threw his support behind the ridiculous belief that the world is flat. Why?

When satellite imagery got brought up, Shaq said, "Oh, satellite imagery - that could be drawn or made up".

There has never been a more inviting time in the National Basketball Association to be a flat Earth conspiracist. A good example is the fact O'Neal brought up - that Columbus discovered America, despite native Americans settling here centuries before. I know you didn't go to class to get that, but kids look up to you or something.

"This is not even a conspiracy theory", Kryie said.

"It's right in front of our faces", Irving added.

According to Green, NASA was doctoring space photos that showed the Earth as a sphere.

"I'm just saying", he painfully continued. What's unbelievable about this is Kyrie and other flat-eathers often point to how you can't see the curvature of the Earth while flying on an airplane as proof, but Shaq took that a step further somehow and went with cars.

Shaq, buddy, you have an honorary doctorate degree in education focusing on organizational learning and leadership.

Now I feel really stupid about writing articles about how much I like Shaq and how I've been impressed with his humor as well as business acumen.

Scientists have also explained that we do not feel that the Earth is curved because any small section of the Earth's huge circumference would look like a straight line from the perspective of a tiny human walking on its surface.

Shaq holds a bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University and has completed an online MBA with the University of Phoenix.



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