Shaquille O'Neal: 'The world is flat and satellite imagery is fake'

By Adam Boult

Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal appears to have joined the ranks of celebrities who sincerely believe the world is flat.

On a recent episode of The Big Podcast with Shaq, co-host John Kincade asked the star about recent comments from Kyrie Irving, a Cleveland Cavaliers player who recently became the subject of controversy in the US by outing himself as a flat-Earther.

O'Neal appears to whole-heartedly agree with Kincade, saying: "It’s true. The Earth is flat."

"So, listen, I drive from coast to coast, and this s*** is flat to me," he continues. "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."

It's just possible O'Neal was joking with his remarks, but numerous listeners believe he was being sincere.

When asked about the existence of satellite imagery proving the world is round, O'Neal responded: “Satellite imagery could be drawn and made up."

Kyrie Irving revealed he believes the Earth is flat during an episode of the Road Trippin' podcast in February, telling listeners: "There is no concrete information except for the information that they're giving us.

"They're particularly putting you in the direction of what to believe and what not to believe. The truth is right there, you just got to go searching for it."

Another celebrity who believes the world is flat is Grammy-nominated rapper BoB, who posted a series of tweets last year expounding his outlandish theory.

“A lot of people are turned off by the phrase ‘flat earth," he said. "But there’s no way u can see all the evidence and not know... grow up.”

He also claimed to have seen for himself that the Earth has no curvature: "I was on a plane the SAME time the Red Bull jump happened," he wrote in another tweet. "The pilot told us to lookout the window.. 5 miles to the left was the balloon. We were flying at the SAME altitude as the guy who did the red bull jump... NO curve... even tho their footage shows otherwise."