Shaq Joins Kyrie Irving in His Belief Planet Earth is Actually Flat: ‘It’s a Theory’

Shaq dropping some big theories.

Shaquille O’Neal clarified some pretty eye raising comments about the Earth being flat after taking a flight from the United States to Australia. The NBA legend was asked during an appearance on The Kyle & Jackie O Show if his former comments about the conspiracy theory were a “joke” or if he did, in fact, believe the notion to be true.

“It’s a theory,” O’Neal told hosts Kyle Sandilands and Jackie Henderson. “It’s just a theory, they teach us a lot of things. It’s just a theory,” he repeated. The former LA Lakers star explained his rationale by using his flight from the U.S. to Australia as an example.

“I flew 20 hours today, not once did I go this way,” O’Neal said, noting he “didn’t tip over” or “go upside down.” He added that he’s also unsure about whether the planet is spinning.

“You know they say the world is spinning? I’ve lived on a lake for 30 years and I’ve never seen the lake move to the left or right,” he told listeners.

When Kyle mentioned that it’s possible to travel from the U.S. to Australia from both coasts, Shaq responded, “It’s still a straight line.”

Shaq first spoke about the Earth being flat back in 2017 while chatting with co-host John Kincade on The Big Podcast With Shaq.

“It’s true. The Earth is flat,” he said at the time. “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.”

“I’m just saying. I drive from Florida to California all the time, and it’s flat to me,” he continued. “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.”

With Shaq you really never know if he’s serious or is he joking.

I guess that’s part of his charm.


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