NBA Star Calls ‘Round Earth’ Conspiracy Theory

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NBA All-Star Cleveland Cavaliers guard apparently doesn’t buy all the hype about the earth being “round.” In a recent podcast appearance which he and his teammates discussed the merits of aliens, Kyrie Irving took things to an entire other level by stating his belief that the earth is flat.

“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.”


“What I’ve been taught is that the earth is round. 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?”

Richard Jefferson then asked: “How are you going to put the word ‘planets’ in quotations?”

“Because, everything that they send — or that they want to say they’re sending — doesn’t come back,” Irving reasoned. “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.”

So what say you all? Is the earth flat?