It has been a long time since Shaq attended classes at LSU, so we’ll give the Tigers a break from any blame on this one.
It appears the former LSU center and NBA legend can be counted among those who do not believe that the earth is round. During a recent episode of The Big Podcast with Shaq, Shaquille O’Neal cops to believing the earth is flat. It’s a popular topic of discussion in basketball circles after NBA champion and former Duke guard Kyrie Irving spelled out that he also believes that the public is being misinformed about the shape of our planet.
One could certainly argue that Shaq is kidding around, or maybe even taking this stance in an effort to increase the amount of listeners for his podcast, but the big fella does come off as sincere in his beliefs as he argues his point on the show.
“I’m just saying– I drive from Florida to California all the time, and it’s flat to me,” he said during a rant on the podcast. “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.”
You can listen to the two-minute clip of his argument, during which he concludes that the earth is square based primarily on his trips across the United States in an automobile, in the video below: