Shaquille O'Neal, a legendary basketball player, sports analyst and entrepreneur, recently bewildered people when he said he thought the Earth had more than one moon.
O'Neal recently shared his newest "theory" with fellow co-hosts Charles Barkley, Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith during a segment of the TNT program Inside the NBA.
\u201cForget gas math...\n\n@SHAQ has a new theory \ud83c\udf1a\u201d— NBA on TNT (@NBA on TNT) 1668581367
It comes down to an incident where Shaq was driving and saw the moon on one side, and then 20 minutes later of driving with no turns, saw the moon on the other side of him.
"The other day, I was riding [inaudable], and the moon was on the left. And I keep going straight, then making those turns, and about 20 minutes later, the moon was behind me."
His cohosts pushed back at his theory, but he doubled down.
"That was more than one moon, and then another 45 seconds, the moon was on my right."
He has made weird comments before, so the reactions were quick to roll in, but not as quick as that second moon appeared.
Some people actually tried to reply with an explanation that made sense.
\u201c@NBAonTNT @SHAQ And the earth is flat. Poor thing. There are plenty of moons but we only have one. Has anyone maybe offered that roads; especially in mountainous areas \u201cswitchback\u201d, which is why in 20 MINUTES for goodness sake the one moon that we see will wind up on all sides of your vehicle.\u201d— NBA on TNT (@NBA on TNT) 1668581367
\u201c@NBAonTNT @SHAQ There is either more than one moon or Shaq was stuck on a round-a-bout unable to exit!\u201d— NBA on TNT (@NBA on TNT) 1668581367
Others just offered reaction gifs.
And then there were those who just went with it.
\u201cYeah Shaq, we all know about the quantum moon. God, it's like you don't think we've also played the Outer Wilds.\u201d— Cooper Lund (@Cooper Lund) 1668704730
\u201c@NBAonTNT @SHAQ He has a point\n\n1. new Moon.\n2. waxing crescent Moon.\n3. first quarter Moon.\n4. waxing gibbous Moon.\n5. full Moon.\n6. waning gibbous Moon.\n7. last quarter Moon.\n8. waning crescent Moon.\u201d— NBA on TNT (@NBA on TNT) 1668581367
\u201c\ud83d\ude33 That\u2019s cause they are really ufo motherships \u2066@SHAQ\u2069 \ud83d\udc7d https://t.co/cw1J2UCv1N\u201d— Skeem (@Skeem) 1668634241
Overall, the theme was that this sort of entertainment is welcome.
\u201cGive these guys whatever they want to stay on TV forever\u201d— Matt Eissey (@Matt Eissey) 1668665163
Can't wait for what new version of astronomy Shaq comes up with next.