Today's Take 3/20/17: The Earth is not flat, despite what Shaq thinks

GREEN BAY, Wis. - NBA great Shaquille O'Neal has joined Kyrie Irving in perpetuating the idea that the Earth is flat.

It is not, and I'd call that Today's Take, but that's not an opinion, it's a fact.

If you've got a problem with that, you can take it up with Pythagoras, or Newton, Euclidean geometry, or if you'd rather someone living who can break it down, Neil deGrasse Tyson does a great job.

Now, we will get to my take, because the major problem with someone like Shaq or Kyrie being out here in the world using their extremely visible profile to propagate an idea that has, via the scientific method of observation, measurement, and experiment, been proven 100% false, is that some kids who look up to these people are going to believe that lie.

Which is why, as they say, it's never a good idea to meet your heroes because whether an actor, an athlete, or the starring credit in Kazaam, the fact that they are great at one thing may not mean they are knowledgeable across the board.

So parents, please talk to your children about science so Shaq doesn't have to.

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