I turn to Shaq for knowledge on a handful of things: basketball, of course, what it's like being able to reach the top shelf in a kitchen cabinet, coming to terms with being beaten by Aaron Carter and of course, genie rules.
But I don't normally turn to the former basketball star when it comes to facts about Earth...
Mainly because Shaquille O'Neal thinks the Earth is flat for literally the dumbest reason.
Yes, despite basic knowledge, photos from space, an inability to see the same constellations all of the time, the existence of timezones, the rest of the solar system and other evidence proving Earth is round that we learned in fourth grade, Shaq believes our planet is flat.
Shaq, if the Earth is flat, then explain THIS:
Shaq revealed on The Big Podcast With Shaq he agrees with fellow NBA champ Kyrie Irving when it comes to Earth being flat.
Back in February, Irving said,
I think people should do their own research, man. Then, hopefully, they'll either back my belief or throw it in the water, but I think it's interesting for people to find out on their own. I've seen a lot of things that my educational system said was real and turned out to be completely fake. I don't mind going against the grain in terms of my thoughts and what I believe.
During the podcast, Shaq revealed,
It's true. 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. 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. So, what does that tell you? Columbus didn't discover America. So, listen, I drive from coast to coast, and this shit 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.
Shaq literally believes because he's driven from Florida to California, the Earth is flat. Meanwhile, my head hurts.