Shaquille O'Neal exposed as flat Earth believer

Former NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal has been revealed as belonging to a group of conspiracy theorists who believe the world is flat, not round.

The basketball icon, known by many as Shaq, presented his wacky belief with the anecdotal 'evidence' that when he drives from the east coast of the USA to the west coast, it's a flat drive.

Shaq's comments are taken from a February episode of The Big Podcast, which he co-hosts.

"I drive from coast to coast, and this shit is flat to me. I'm just saying. I drive from Florida to California all the time, and it's flat to me," said Shaq.

"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."

He also claimed satellite imagery showing the planet was "a drone or made up".

Shaq isn't the only NBA star to believe in a flat Earth - Kyrie Irving, Draymond Green and Wilson Chandler have all indicated they disagree with science and common-sense on the matter.

Musician B.o.B. got into an online tussle last with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson over his espousing of the idea, too.

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