Fans of the Flat Earth Theory have found an enormous new ally in the form of legendary basketball star and media personality Shaquille O'Neal.
Responding to last month's furor surrounding NBA player Kyrie Irving expressing his belief in the Flat Earth Theory, Shaq gave the controversial conspiracy theory a ringing endorsement.
"It's true. The Earth is flat," he declared during a recent edition of his podcast.
His reasoning for this conclusion was that "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."
Shaq went on to ask, rhetorically, "you mean to tell me that China is under us? China is under us? It's not. The world is flat."
When confronted with the fact that photos have been taken of the round Earth from space, his response was one that would make any conspiracy theorist proud: "satellite imagery could be drawn and made up."
As one might expect, Shaq's siding with the Flat Earth community spawned numerous science writers to try and explain why the planet really is round.
While they no doubt make a compelling argument, it will likely prove futile, since they are trying to convince someone who also thought Kazaam was a good idea too.
Source: The Telegraph