A few days ago we ran a report about how basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal believed that the Earth was flat and had an absolutely ridiculous reason for doing so, but now a few days later it turns out that he was only trolling us about it. Lol what a joker.
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Shaq was questioned by Jordan Harbinger on his podcast ‘The Art Of Charm’ and revealed that it was all a big joke, playing off NBA Allstar Kyrie Irving’s adamant speech about the Earth being flat over the last weekend:
H: “I have to ask or people are going to be mad as we wrap up here, what’s going on with the flat Earth thing? Are you just messing with everybody with that?”
S: “No, the Earth is flat. Would you like to hear my theory?”
H: “Yeah, tell me about it.”
S: “The first part of the theory is, I’m joking, you idiots. That’s the first part of my theory. [laughs]”
The second part is, I said jokingly that when I’m in my bus and I drive from Florida to California — which I do every summer — it seems to be flat.
When I’m in my plane, and we’re getting ready to land, and I open up the window, and I’m looking at all the land that we’re flying over, it seems to be flat. But, this world we live in, people take things too seriously. But I’m going to give the people answers to my test.
Knowing that I’m a funny guy, if something seems controversial or boom, boom, boom, you’ve got to add my funny points on, right? So now, once you add my funny points on, that should eradicate and get rid of all your negative thoughts, right?
That’s what you should do when you hear a Shaquille O’Neal statement. OK? You should know that he has funny points right over here, and what did he say?
The guy had Boom, boom, boom, add the funny points, you either laugh or you don’t laugh, but don’t take me seriously. When I want you to take me seriously, you will know by the tone of my voice that I’m being serious.
There you have it – we should have known by his tone of voice that he was joking. Of course, why didn’t we realise that?
The saddest part about this whole affair in 2017 though is the fact that we actually have to question whether someone is telling the truth when they go off on one about the Earth being flat. Oh well.
For more of this baloney, remember when rapper B.o.B. made a rap about the Earth being flat to diss everyone who thought it wasn’t? True story.