Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving recently revealed he is not a fan of new-fangled scientific discoveries such as how the earth is round.
The Duke alumnus recently appeared on a podcast of teammates Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye, where he revealed his belief that the earth is flat.
“It’s right in front of our faces,” he said on the Road Trippin’ with RJ & Channing podcast. “I’m telling you, it’s right in front of our faces. They lie to us.”
Word of his belief started to spread, causing a stir on social media. Irving was asked about his comments on Friday in New Orleans at the NBA All-Star Weekend.
“I think people should do their own research, man,” Irving told ESPN reporter Arash Markazi. “Hopefully they’ll either back my belief or they’ll throw it in the water. But I think it’s interesting for people to find out on their own.”
Irving was then asked if he had seen any pictures of a round planet but he remains a skeptic.
“I’ve seen a lot of things that my educational system has said that was real that turned out to be completely fake. I don’t mind going against the grain in terms of my thoughts.”
Perhaps the oddest part of the story might be that Irving isn’t the only NBA player who believes the earth is flat.
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green avoided offering a commitment on the flat vs. round argument while Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler chimed in on Twitter with his ‘flat’ vote.
Of course, Twitter had a field day with Irving’s statement.