Shaquille O’Neal is the Latest Flat-Earth Truther

Shaquille O’Neal
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Another sports personality has revealed that they too are a flat-Earth truther. This time, it’s Shaquille O’Neal.

If you recall, Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving recently came forward with his own flat-Earth theory. “Can you really think of us rotating around the sun, and all planets align, rotating in specific dates, being perpendicular with what’s going on with these ‘planets’ and stuff like this??”

“This is not even a conspiracy theory. The Earth is flat,” he said during a podcast interview.

He wasn’t alone. Soon, NBA peers Wilson Chandler and Draymond Green endorsed his belief, with Green dismissing NASA’s Earth photos as Photoshop jobs. Now, Shaq is endorsing the wild theory.

When asked about Irving’s flat-Earth theory on his podcast, he revealed that he also believes it.

“It’s true. The Earth is flat. The Earth is flat. Yes, it is. Listen, there are three ways to manipulate the mind — what you read, what you see and what you hear. In school, first thing they teach us is, ‘Oh, Columbus discovered America,’ but when he got there, there were some fair-skinned people with the long hair smoking on the peace pipes. So, what does that tell you? Columbus didn’t discover America. So, listen, I drive from coast to coast, and this sh*t is flat to me. I’m just saying. I drive from Florida to California all the time, and it’s flat to me. I do not go up and down at a 360-degree angle, and all that stuff about gravity, have you looked outside Atlanta lately and seen all these buildings? You mean to tell me that China is under us? China is under us? It’s not. The world is flat.”