'The Earth is flat': Retired NBA star Shaquille O’Neal
Retired American basketball superstar Shaquille O’Neal revealed his belief about the shape of the planet Earth speaking during a show on an internet radio station.
“It’s true. The Earth is flat. The Earth is flat. Yes, it is,” he said speaking at podbay.fm show.
The 45-year-old has referred to his traveling experience when explaining the belief.
“I drive from coast to coast, and this s*** 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.”
Four-time NBA champion’s words are echoing those of another basketball player, Kyrie Irving from Cleveland Cavaliers, who spoke his mind up last week.
“This is not even a conspiracy theory. The Earth is flat,” four-time NBA All Star Irving said on another podcast, published on February 17.
Speaking on the show, O’Neal has also expressed his doubts in the American education system.
“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.”
Newark, New Jersey native O'Neal is in 7th place all-time in points scored, 15 time NBA All Star, three time NBA All Star Game MVP, three time Finals MVP. He is also one of only three players to win NBA MVP, All-Star game MVP and Finals MVP awards in the same year (2000).