(Sports Illustrated) […]the internet has given rise to a growing group of meme-happy people who believe Earth is flat and surrounded by walls of ice, and that NASA has been fabricating evidence to the contrary.
That’s dangerously idiotic, and you know who buys into it? Kyrie Irving!
Irving’s teammates Channing Frye and Richard Jefferson have a podcast (Road Tripping with R.J. and Channing) and Kyrie was a guest on the latest edition. When Frye brought up the question of whether aliens exist, Irving took the opportunity to ask his teammates, “Do you think the Earth is round?” Frye and Jefferson said yes, but Irving was unequivocal.
“This is not even a conspiracy theory,” Kyrie said. “The Earth is flat.”
(The flat-Earth nonsense starts around the 15:20 mark here.)
Pressed to explain himself, Irving spoke of “particular groups” and a mysterious “they” who 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.
The podcast was being recorded on a plane, which Kyrie attempted to use as evidence for his claims.
“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.”
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