Cleveland Cavalier Kyrie Irving received a national SMH sprinkled with a "really, dude?" after it was revealed the 24-year-old thinks the earth is flat.
They may be tall but the view up there is definitely not different from the vertically challenged individuals.
Apparently there's a belief circulating in the National Basketball Association that the Earth is flat.
The flat Earth theory has been doing rounds lately and has caught up with some of the most prominent figures in sports history. 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". He also goes on to question if China is really underneath the U.S., and answers later on that it's not and further reiterates his point that the Earth is indeed flat. Shaq revealed that he believes the Earth is flat when he was asked to comment on Irving's flat-Earth views during a recent episode of his podcast. "So, listen, I drive from coast to coast, and the s-t is flat to me".
When satellite imagery got brought up, Shaq said, "Oh, satellite imagery - that could be drawn or made up". Some may laugh about it, but others are concerned that the recent podcast revelation could be construed as another attack on the principles of science.
Now I feel really stupid about writing articles about how much I like Shaq and how I've been impressed with his humor as well as business acumen. First, how do you get from Christopher Columbus to a flat earth?
Whether he is serious or not, no one knows yet. He also cites Columbus not discovering America and that there is no way China "is under us".
It's very concerning that so many players are buying into this theory.
"I drive from Florida to California all the time, and it's flat to me", O'Neal continued.
"It's right in front of our faces", Irving added. Joining Irving is Shaquille O'Neal who said he came to his own conclusion while putting miles on the auto.
If the Earth was flat, how could a plane fly west from Los Angeles and end up in China?
It's unclear if Shaq (and Kyrie) are joking, trolling their fans, or if they actually believe what they said.
He also completed an online MBA in 2005 through the University of Phoenix.