The NBA seems to be breeding conspiracy theorists.
Shaquille O’Neal is the latest from the organization to come out as a flat-Earther on his podcast yesterday. During the all-star break, Cleveland guard Kyrie Irving revealed he was a flat-Earther, saying “Can you really think of us rotating around the sun, and all planets align, rotating in specific dates, being perpendicular with what’s going on with these ‘planets’ and stuff like this?” Irving’s comments were supported by Denver Nugget’s Wilson Chandler and Golden State Warrior’s Draymond Green.
When asked about Irving’s comments, O’Neal surprised everyone by agreeing with him. He then went on to explain his reasoning why he doesn’t believe the Earth is round.
Shaq is a flat-Earther, too
— Ben Rohrbach (@brohrbach) March 19, 2017
It’s important to remember that O’Neal has a doctorate degree in education from Barry University, which is surprising since he used the term “360-degree angle.” That’s a circle. It’s possible that Shaq is trolling everyone, and if he is, he sounds very convincing. Shaq will likely be questioned extensively on his statement in the next few days.
What flat-Earthers never explain is who’s behind this round-Earth conspiracy. Who would be profiting from deceiving billions that the Earth is round? Where does the world end? Does the water fall out into space? These are the questions Shaq should be answering.
[Via Yahoo Sports]