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Retired Hall of Fame basketball player Shaquille O'Neal shouts and waves to the fans after his jersey was raised during halftime at an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, in Miami. The Heat retired O'Neal's No. 32 jersey. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) ORG XMIT: FLAD110

Shaquille O'Neal has set the record straight — or is it round?

The former LSU great turned heads around the nation last week when he went on 'The Big Podcast with Shaq' and proclaimed his theory that the world is actually flat. He made sure to clarify his theory on Jordan Harbinger's "The Art of Charm." 

"The first part of the theory is: I'm joking, you idiots," O'Neal said, laughing. "This world we live in, people take things too seriously." 

O'Neal added that he's a funny guy, and when you hear him talk, you have to have his "funny points on." He added that he's joking about 80 percent of the time. 

O'Neal's comments came after a discussion of Kyrie Irving, who was recently revealed to be a "flat-Earther." Irving received similar derision, although there was no indication he was being anything but serious. 

"We live in a world today ... there's too much information right now, there's too much going on," O'Neal said. "People actually really believed I was serious when I said that. ... When I'm being serious, you'll know." 

During his podcast O'Neal questioned whether China was actually "under us." He also questioned the concept of gravity, citing buildings in Atlanta as evidence.