Kyrie Irving is a masterful basketballer. However, we’re going to say he is either a high key troll or just isn’t too bright since he’s still holding on to his the flat Earth theory, sort of.
Boston.com recently spoke to the NBA superstar (he was interviewed by UConn women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma) and well, just read it for yourself—trolling be damned:
Flat Earth: Though he recently revealed that his flat Earth theories were simply a way to troll the media, it appears that Irving isn’t entirely convinced that the Earth is round. He explained the reasoning behind his thoughts to Auriemma:
“The whole intent behind it, Coach, it wasn’t to bash science,” he said. “It wasn’t to like have the intent of starting a rage and be seen as this insane individual. When I started seeing comments and things about universal truths that I had known, like I had questions.”
“When I started actually doing research on my own and figuring out that there is no real picture of Earth, not one real picture of Earth — and we haven’t been back to the moon since 1961 or 1969 — it becomes like conspiracy, too.”
Kyrie also felt a ways that everyone promptly began slandering him for being a contrarian.
“The separation that I can’t stand is because I think one particular way … then there’s a tirade of comments of who I am character-wise,” he said. “The only intent was for people to open up and do their own research. It wasn’t to, ‘OK, let me figure out and go against science. Let me go against what I’ve been told is right, and all this stuff.’ The only intent was just to wake up and do your our research.”
“Instead of just assuming something that’s been told to you — because I’ve been told a lot in terms of my history, and facts and particular facts, and it’s been completely false,” he continued. “I just wanna open up and have that conversation. I wanted to just ask other individuals, like do you really think this actually happened? I just wanna know. Because I don’t know either.”
We’re going to roll with science and say the Earth is most definitely round, though.