Kyrie Irving thinks the earth is flat. (Derick E. Hingle/USA Today Sports)
Remember when Carl Everett claiming dinosaurs never existed was the craziest conspiracy theory you heard from an athlete? Well, we have a new contender for that title.
That’s right: Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving is a flat earth truther. He thinks our planet is not round, despite a couple thousand years worth of science telling us otherwise.
Irving revealed his beliefs, rather confidently, during the latest episode of the “Road Trippin'” podcast, hosted by teammates Channing Frye and Richard Jefferson (the conversation starts around the 15:20 mark here).
Irving brought the topic up after a conversation about aliens. After his teammates, being logical people, told him that they did in fact believe the earth is round, Irving declared, “This is not even a conspiracy. The earth is flat.”
He went on to explain: “It’s right in front of our faces. I’m telling you, it’s right in front of our faces. They lie to us.
“What I’ve been taught is that the earth is round. But I mean, 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 and stuff like this. … The truth is right there. You just gotta go searching for it. I’ve been searching for it for a while.”
Well there you go, folks. I’m sold. Can’t argue with that.