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Shaquille O'Neal explains why he thinks the Earth is flat

Shaquille O'Neal explains why he thinks the Earth is flat

The NBA legend said he likes to listen to conspiracy theories

Shaquille O’Neal has revealed he’s curious about the flat Earth theory, saying that he ‘didn’t tip over’ on a recent flight from the US to Australia

The NBA legend recently appeared on the Aussie radio show Kyle and Jackie O, where he admitted that he enjoyed listening to conspiracy theories even if he didn’t necessarily believe everything he heard. 

He said: “I like listening to them. It's not about being wrong or right, I just like listening to them.”

You can see what he got to say on the matter here:

When asked if he believed the Earth was flat, he replied simply to say it was a ‘theory’ but didn’t go as far as to say it was one he himself was fully signed up to. 

However, he then added: “For example I flew twenty hours today - not once did I go… this way. I didn’t tip over, I didn’t go upside down. It’s just a theory; a conspiracy theory.”

I’m not fully sure I understand the point he’s trying to make there, but O’Neal was fairly insistent with what he had to say - when host Kyle pointed out you could fly to Australia from two different directions depending on where you flew from, the former basketball star said: “Yeah, but it’s still a straight line. You don’t go under.”

He then added: “Another theory - you know how they say the world is spinning? I’ve been living on a house on the lake for thirty years and not once has the lake rotate to the left or rotate to the right.” I can’t work out if he’s trolling us at this point or not. 

Either way, it wouldn’t be the first time the 50-year-old has mentioned flat Earth theory. 

Shaquille O'Neal supports the conspiracy theory that the Earth is flat.
Julian Leek / Alamy Stock Photo

Speaking on The Big Podcast with Shaq back in 2017, he said: “It's true: the Earth is flat. The Earth is flat.”

He went on: “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'... Columbus didn't discover America. So, listen, I drive from coast to coast, and this s**t is flat to me. Satellite imagery could be drawn and made up.”

O'Neal added: “I'm just saying, when I drive from Florida to New York: flat. New York to Seattle: flat. Seattle down to LA: flat. LA back to Florida: flat.”

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Topics: Australia, Celebrity, Weird