Apperantly the NBA former star and giant Shaquille O’Neal believes earth is flat. He is not the first of the bunch of course. Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving was the first NBA player to reveal his flat-Earth beliefs, summarized as such: “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?”.
Soon after these statements, the Denver Nuggets wing Wilson Chandler and Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green were embracing and pro to Irving’s flat-Earth theory, by backing the theory through saying that NASA’s photos of the planet from space can be manipulated and doctored photos of the globe, since it is so easy for everyone to do these things even from their smartphones alone.
“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.” – Shaquille O’Neal