Kyrie Irving went to Duke, and generally comes off as thoughtful and well spoken. He’s also convinced the Earth is flat (sigh). That’s right!! Irving doesn’t accept of one of the most commonly held, absolute truths in modern science – that the Earth is round.
Irving is apparently a believer in what has been described as the ‘Flat Earth Theory,’ which holds that the Earth is a flat disc. A 2012 Huffington Post article described exactly what Irving, Tila Tequila, and other ‘Flat-Earthers’ believe:
Earth is a disc with the Arctic Circle in the center and Antarctica, a 150-foot-tall wall of ice, around the rim. NASA employees, they say, guard this ice wall to prevent people from climbing over and falling off the disc.
Earth’s day and night cycle is explained by positing that the sun and moon are spheres measuring 32 miles that move in circles 3,000 miles above the plane of the Earth. (Stars, they say, move in a plane 3,100 miles up.) Like spotlights, these celestial spheres illuminate different portions of the planet in a 24-hour cycle. Flat-earthers believe there must also be an invisible “antimoon” that obscures the moon during lunar eclipses.
As idiotic as the theory sounds, and despite clear scientific evidence to the contrary, Irving doubled down in an interview with ESPN’s Aresh Markazi when asked about his Earth theory, and how he can square this circle.
“I’ve seen a lot of things that my education system said was real that turned out to be completely fake.”
Seriously? Kyrie sounds like your crazy Uncle (Drew) at Thanksgiving. He still hasn’t weighed in on the hotly debated topic of the moon potentially being made out of cheese.
Here are his full comments:
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