Basketball Hall of Famer, Shaquille O’Neal, expressed his belief that the Earth is flat.
O’Neal is not the first athlete of late to express his disbelief in the round Earth theory. Last month, NBA Champion, Kyrie Irving, expressed his belief that the Earth was flat during a podcast with Cleveland Cavaliers teammates, Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye. The news was amplified as Irving expressed the idea during the lead up to NBA All Star Weekend. O’Neal also expressed the idea during his podcast with John Kincade.
“All these things that they keep giving to us, all this information, I’m just saying that these things that used to put me in fear, it makes you not want to question it naturally, because of how much information you actually can figure out and how much information there actually is out there,” said Irving. “It’s crazy. Anything that you have a particular question on, ‘Okay, is the Earth flat or round?’ I think you need to do research on it. It’s right in front of our faces. I’m telling you it’s right in front of our faces. They lie to us.”
Kincade asked O’Neal what he made of the theory posited by the All Star guard.
“It’s true,” said O’Neal before being ridiculed by Kincade. “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.