In case you’re not in the whole ~sports loop~, back in February, NBA champ Kyrie Irving made headlines after he confessed that he believes the Earth is flat…
He told CNN about his flat-Earth beliefs: “I think people should do their own research, man. Then, hopefully, they’ll either back my belief or throw it in the water, but I think it’s interesting for people to find out on their own. I’ve seen a lot of things that my educational system said was real and turned out to be completely fake. I don’t mind going against the grain in terms of my thoughts and what I believe.”
Well, turns out Kyrie isn’t the only flat-Earth conspirator in the NBA — SHAQ IS ONE TOO. AND HE’S SERIOUS ABOUT IT.
When asked about Kyrie’s comments during an episode of The Big Podcast with Shaq on Saturday, Shaq confidently declared the Earth is flat:
“It’s true. The Earth is flat. 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. 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 shit 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.”