Last month, Kyrie Irving from the Cleveland Cavaliers said he believed the world was FLAT, and apparently, he was serious.
And now, an even bigger basketball star has come out as a FLAT-EARTHER: Shaquille O’Neal.
On a recent podcast, he said, “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, the first thing they teach us is, ‘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 [crap] 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.”
The hosts took him to task, and repeatedly said it was the stupidest thing they’d heard him say, but Shaq didn’t back down, and again, he did seem SERIOUS.
For what it’s worth the hosts also said they believe Kyrie is a Hillary Clinton supporter, who may have intentionally said the flat Earth thing to make some sort of social commentary on fake news, but it’s sort of hard to follow that logic.