Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving believes that people who say the Earth is round are wrong, says the planet is definitely flat.
If you think that the Earth is round, then congratulations!
During an appearance on Cavs teammates Channing Frye and Richard Jefferson’s podcast, Irving asked his teammates if they thought the Earth was round after Frye asked them if they thought aliens exist. Jefferson and Frye said that the Earth is round. However Irving said he doesn’t believe that to be the case.
“This is not even a conspiracy theory,” Irving said. “The Earth is flat. It’s right in front of our faces. I’m telling you, it’s right in front of our faces. They lie to us.”
The Cavalier point guard blamed “particular groups”, which he didn’t name, for making the larger population think that the Earth is round.
“What I’ve been taught is that the Earth is round,” Irving 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?’”
Jefferson then asked Irving why he would put planets in quotation marks.
“Because, everything that they send — or that they want to say they’re sending — doesn’t come back,” he replied. “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.”
Irving is averaging 24.4 points, 5.9 assists, and 3.1 rebounds per game this season. He will be playing in the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday as well.