The all-time NBA flat-Earth team just got a whole lot bigger and, somehow, even dumber.
His reasoning? That when he drives across the country his car doesn't go upside down whe he drives. And also, because Atlanta has buildings?
Here's Shaq on the Big Podcast, apparently being totally serious:
It’s true. The Earth is flat. The Earth is flat. Yeah, it is. 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 (expletive) 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.
Take a moment to unstick your palm from your face.
Yes, stop studying the planet, thousands of geoscientists being undermined by idiots who are or were paid millions to put a ball in a circle—because those same dummies have cars, and there's nothing you can't learn about a planet without driving across a mere tiny fraction of it.
Also, there are buildings in Atlanta! Buildings, I say!
Shaq's got this.