First, it was B.o.B, and now, another celebrity “Flat Earth Truther” has emerged — Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving.
During a recent episode of Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye’s Road Trippin’ podcast, Irving made the revelation, after Frye brought up the question of whether aliens exist.
“Do you think the Earth is round?” Irving asked, to both Frye and Jefferson said yes. “This is not even a conspiracy theory. The Earth is flat.”
When pressed to explain himself, Irving said that “particular groups” and “they” want to convince us Earth is round. “It’s right in front of our faces,” he said. “I’m telling you, it’s right in front of our faces. They lie to us.”
While recording the episode on a plane, Kyrie attempted to further explain his point. “What I’ve been taught is that the Earth is round,” he continued. “But if you really think about it from a landscape of the way we travel, the way we move and the fact that, can you really think of us rotating around the sun and all planets aligned, rotating in specific dates, being perpendicular with what’s going on with these planets.”
“How are you gonna put ‘planets’ in quotations?” Jefferson then inquired.
“Because, everything that they send—or that they want to say they’re sending—doesn’t come back,” Irving explained. “There is no concrete information except for the information that they’re giving us. They’re particularly putting you in the direction of what to believe and what not to believe. The truth is right there, you just got to go searching for it.”
It wasn’t a joke either. Later, Kyrie was interviewed about the topic and reiterated his thoughts.
Kyrie Irving was trending on Twitter today because he believes the Earth is flat. I asked him about it. pic.twitter.com/ODe9aP9qmK
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) February 18, 2017