As it turned out, Kyrie Irving is not the only one who thinks the world is flat. After Wilson Chandler and Draymond Green also said they thought of it the same, a former league MVP and four-time champion also made it known he has the same belief as the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard.
Shaquille O’Neal took to his podcast, The Big Podcast with Shaq, and gave a very interesting response when asked what he thinks the earth’s shape is.
“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. 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 s*** 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.”
O’Neal has certainly not been shy to speak his mind in the past and his recent comments are once again controversial in nature. Not only did he endorse Irving’s belief, but he also took a shot at what is taught to kids in school and called it as manipulation of the mind.
It will definitely be interesting to see what reactions O’Neal will get from the members of the basketball community and especially from his fans. With what Irving got following his now infamous claim, it won’t be surprising if he’ll receive the same mix of positive and not so good feedback in the next couple of days.