Shaq is a believer of Kyrie Irving's flat-Earth theory

Ross Houston
March 20, 2017

Kyrie Irving has company in the flat-Earth truther club.

Chatting with co-host John Kincade for his podcast The Big Podcast With Shaq, the four-time National Basketball Association champ said during his road trips across the country it was made clear that the notion the earth is round is a farce.

But, all he needed was to perceive that the Earth is flat during a cross-country drive.

"Listen, there are three ways to manipulate the mind - what you read, what you see and what you hear", he said. Shaq's announcement came on the latest episode of his own podcast, "The Big Podcast With Shaq", and I never thought I would say this, but his explanation makes even less sense than Irving's. 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. China is under us?

"So, listen, I drive from coast-to-coast, and this s*%# is flat to me", he said. Have you looked outside Atlanta lately and seen all these buildings? China is under us? When the reporter pressed and asked whether Irving believed that the world was actually flat he replied, "I mean does it matter?"

Now, we can count Shaquille O'Neal among them.

Earlier in the year, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving surprised a lot of people when he said he believed the Earth was flat. "The truth is right there, you just got to go searching for it". I'm not saying I think it's flat or round.

Shaq charged to the defense of Irving, saying: 'It's true.

Irving, who went to Duke, made headlines when he revealed he was a flat-Earther during a podcast with teammates Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye.

If the Earth was flat, how could a plane fly west from Los Angeles and end up in China?

But critics have expressed dismay that Shaq, who holds a doctorate degree in education from Barry University in Miami, and has flown around the world several times, would exhibit such shocking ignorance of basic science.

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

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