CLEVELAND (CBS Cleveland) — Shaquille O’Neal’s website has taken down a 9/11 truther blog post.
The blog post was first posted Thursday evening and also posted on Shaq’s official Facebook page. The title of the since deleted post was “A Close Up Video Was Discovered Of 9/11: You Won’t Believe What It Shows!”
“There’s been talk about how people think that the terrorist attacks that happened that day were an inside job. We hear one thing from the media and government agencies, but are we getting the truth?” the post reads.
The post includes a video showing United Airlines Flight 175 slamming into the South Tower.
“There were two impossibilities that occurred in this footage that was close-up of the attacks on the South Tower. The video was slowed down so that you can see it clearly,” the blog post reads.
It continues, “Supposedly the materials that the buildings are made of wouldn’t allow a plane to slice through it as cleanly as flight 175 did. The second impossibility is something easily missed, even though you’ve probably seen the replay a million times when it happened. The guy in the video did a screen grab so you can see it perfectly. The way it appeared just wasn’t right.”
The blog post concluded, “So what do you think…was September 11 an inside job? Or, was this video tweaked to make us think that it was?”
Deadspin reports that Shaq.com is owned by Mine O’Mine, where he is president, treasurer and secretary.
Nearly 3,000 people died in the 9/11 terror attacks.
The four-time NBA champion played for the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics over 19 seasons.