Sooooo, there’s this.
Speaking with the University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball coach Geno Auriemma on his podcast this week, Boston Celtics point guard and NBA star Kyrie Irving pushed his theory that the Earth is flat, claiming there is “no real picture of Earth.”
Yeah. That’s something that’s still happening.
“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,” Irving said, “and we haven’t been back to the moon since 1961 or 1969 — it becomes like conspiracy, too.”
It looks as though Irving didn’t do much research, since the last moon landing was in 1972, according to NASA.
Of course, that was right before Irving encouraged listeners to “open up and do their own research.”
Here’s more of what Irving said:
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. 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. 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.
While Irving does have a point that people shouldn’t just blindly accept what is told to them without doing any research of their own, his assertion that Earth is flat falls...well, flat.
Stick to dishin' the rock, Kyrie.
I’m just going to leave this here: