Weeks ago, Kyrie Irving provided a bit of insight into his uncommon understanding of the Earth’s shape. The Cleveland Cavaliers star point guard thinks the world is flat. But, to be fair, the New Jersey native is not the only baller to refute scientific evidence about the Earth’s shape. Both Wilson Chandler and Draymond Green agreed with the former Duke baller. However, the most surprising co-sign came from a fellow New Jerseyan and NBA Hall of Famer, Shaquille O’Neal.
O’Neal discussed the matter on his podcast, “The Big Podcast with Shaq,” last month, resurfacing over the weekend.
“It’s true. The Earth is flat. The Earth is flat,” Shaq, who earned a doctorate in 2012, said. “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 ‘Oh, Columbus discovered America,’ but when he got there, there were some fair-skinned people with 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 sh*t 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 looking 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.”
Well, with so many athletes agreeing with this claim, it makes you wonder how many people do actually believe that the Earth is flat.
What do you think? Is the Earth flat?