Shaq is a Flat-Earther Too

Yet another National Basketball Association star (well, former star in this case) has come out as a flat earther, and this time it's legendary big man Shaquille O'Neal.

"It's true. The earth is flat", Shaq told his podcast co-host when asked about Irving's argument. The Earth is flat. The Earth is flat.

O'Neal, whose many nicknames include "The Big Aristotle", may have to put that one to bed after his ridiculous comments on a February 27 episode of "The Big Podcast with Shaq". He used an example involving Christopher Columbus, arguing that Columbus didn't really discover America because there were already "fair-skinned people" living here when Columbus arrived. "I'm telling you... they lie to us". Columbus didn't discover America.

"I drive from Florida to California all the time, and it's flat to me", O'Neal said.

O'Neal went on to say, "you mean to tell me that China is under us?" China is under us? Shaquille O'Neal recently took to his own podcast "The Big Podcast with Shaq", and explained his theory on why he believes the Earth is flat. He told Shaq that was "the dumbest thing he has ever said".

The platinum-certed rapper (remember "I Know I Got Skillz"?!) and video-game star (remember Shaq-Fu?!) was on his weekly podcast The Big Podcast With Shaq (great title) when the topic of Kyrie Irving came up.

If the Earth was flat, how could a plane fly west from Los Angeles and end up in China? In 2000, he went back to school to complete his Bachelor's Degree. Irving mentioned in the podcast how unbelievably incredible it is that the Earth and the other planets in our solar system are aligned so perfectly and that all of the conditions are ideal for human life, but just because it's incredible does not mean that it must not be true. In 2005, O'Neal completed online classes for a master's in business administration from the University of Phoenix, and in 2012 received his doctoral degree in education from Barry University in Miami.

It is unclear whether or not Shaq was serious in his recent scientifically incorrect statement, or if he was trolling his listeners.

He also completed an online MBA in 2005 through the University of Phoenix.

  • Julie Sanders