Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving became a trending topic on Twitter yesterday (Feb 17) after saying he believes the Earth is flat during an appearance on Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye’s podcast.
“For what I’ve known for many years and what I’ve been taught is that the Earth is round,” Irving said. “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 align, rotating in specific dates, being perpendicular with what’s going on with these planets and stuff like this.”
Irving, a former student at Duke University, says he’s embracing becoming a complete individual while staying away from societal norms.
“Everything that was put in front of me, I had to be like, ‘Oh, this is all a facade.’ Like, this is all something that they ultimately want me to believe in … but now there is a certain aspect of life in which I want to tell people about, which is this true journey of really becoming a complete individual and total freedom of thought. Do you know what I’m saying? Question things, but even if an answer doesn’t come back, you’re perfectly fine with that, because you were never living in that particular truth. There’s a falseness in stories and things that people want you to believe and ultimately what they throw in front of us.”
In case anyone thinks he was just joking around with his teammates, he doubled down yesterday when asked by reporters.
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