Kyrie Irving turned the internet upside down earlier this year, when he revealed that he believes the Eart is flat.
At the time, he said: “This is not even a conspiracy theory. The Earth is flat.”
In September, Irving clarified those comments, explaining that he was simply trolling in an attempt to prove a point that too many people just accept what they are told… without question.
“All I want to do is be able to have that open conversation,” he said during an interview on The Toucher and Rich Show. “It was all an exploitation tactic. It literally spun the world — your guys’ world — it spun it into a frenzy and proved exactly what I thought it would do in terms of how all this works. It created a division… and let all these people throw tomatoes at me or have somebody think I’m somehow a different intellectual person because I believe the Earth is flat and you think the world is round. It created exactly that… It proved what I thought it would.”
Despite this admission, Kyrie confused everyone again this week when he once again suggested the Earth is not round after all.
During the the premiere episode of UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma’s podcast, the Boston Celtics star said the following. “The whole intent behind it, Coach, it wasn’t to bash science. It wasn’t to like have the intent of starting a rage and be seen as this insane individual,” Irving said, according to Boston.com. “When I started seeing comments and things about universal truths that I had known, like I had questions. When I started actually doing research of my own and figuring out that there is no real picture of Earth, not one real picture of Earth—and we haven’t been back to the moon since 1961 or 1969—it becomes like conspiracy, too.”
While Kyrie backtracked in September, it really sounds like Kyrie thinks the Earth is flat.