Kyrie Irving doesn’t really believe the earth is flat…right? Well, you can watch his interview above, and judge for yourself.
That wasn’t the least of it. The whole controversy began when Irving’s NBA teammates Channing Frye and Richard Jefferson recorded a podcast called Road Tripping with R.J. and Channing, Sports Illustrated reported.
They asked Irving to come on as a guest, which he did. At one point, Sports Illustrated reported, after Frye discussed aliens, Irving asked, “Do you think the Earth is round?” Frye and Jefferson sanely said, yes, the earth is round, but Irving said, according to SI:
This is not even a conspiracy theory. The Earth is flat.
That makes the Cavalier a flat earther. Or a flat earth truther. Or something like that.
You can listen to the podcast here:
The flat earth discussion comes at about 15:20. Irving also said: “It’s right in front of our faces. I’m telling you, it’s right in front of our faces. They lie to us.” And:
What I’ve been taught is that the earth is round. 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?
CBS News reported that Jefferson didn’t sound like he was buying the argument.
The jokes took off fast on Twitter.