Obviously Shaquille O’Neal can tell the earth isn’t flat, that dude can see over the stratosphere.
Shaq, 45, clarified comments he made suggesting our planet is flat. Criss-crossing into “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, the master of “Shaq Fu” assured everyone that he believes the world is circular. “Of course it was [a joke],” Shaq said.
“They got upset, and my theory is, I bought a bus a couple summers ago, so when I drive from Florida to California it seems flat to me,” he continued. “So, you ever been in a flight, you’re getting ready to land, and you pull up the window and you look? It seems flat, right? So that was my theory. I’m just joking, relax.”
Kimmel quipped, “They almost took your Ph.D. in education away.”
The craziness all started when Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star Kyrie Irving made headlines by suggesting Earth is not round, like his precious basketball, but flat, sort of like a hockey stick.
Shortly after, a podcast has surfaced in which NBA Hall of Famer Shaq shares his own explanation as to why the Earth is indeed shaped like a pancake.
“It’s true. The Earth is flat. The Earth is flat. Yes, it is. Listen, there are three ways to manipulate the mind — what you read, what you see and what you hear,” Shaq said on “The Big Podcast with Shaq” on Feb. 27.
“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,” he continued. “So, what does that tell you? Columbus didn’t discover America.”
He then suggested how “I drive from coast to coast, and this s**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 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,” he concluded.