"there is no real picture of Earth, not one real picture of Earth"
Folks, Kyrie Irving is back on his bullshit. The Boston Celtics' point guard recently made an appearance on UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma's podcast, "Holding Court," and he once again explained his theory that the Earth isn't round.
This time around Kyrie was talking about how there isn't any "real picture" of Earth. He told Auriemma (H/T Boston.com),
"The whole intent behind it, Coach, it wasn't to bash science. 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's flat Earth theory stems back to February when he made the claims during an appearance on the Road Trippin' podcast with then-Cleveland Cavaliers teammates Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye.
During an interview in September on 98.5 The Sports Hub's "Toucher and Rich," Kyrie explained that his theory about the Earth being flat "spun it into a frenzy and proved exactly what I thought it would do in terms of how all this works."
Irving told Toucher and Rich (via CBS Boston),
"Look, look. Here it is. All I want to do is be able to have that open conversation," Irving said. "It was all an exploitation tactic. It literally spun the world—your guys' world—it spun it into a frenzy and proved exactly what I thought it would do in terms of how all this works.
"It created a division, or, literally stand up there and let all these people threw tomatoes at me, or have somebody think I’m somehow a different intellectual person because I believe that the Earth is flat and you think the world is round. It created exactly that."
"It became like, because I think different, does that knock my intellectual capacity or the fact that I can think different things than you?" Irving asked. "That was the intent behind it. Do your own research—don't come to me and ask me. At the end of the day, you’re going to feel and believe the way you want to feel. But don't knock my life over that.
"When I do something, I know my intent. And it proved what I thought it would."
Flat Earth, Round Earth, Square Earth, whatever shape Kyrie believes this planet to be isn't impacting his play on the court. So far this season the 25-year old 4x All-Star is averaging 21.7 points, 5.7 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game.
The Celtics have jumped out to a 5-2 record so far this season and will look to put another in the win column tonight as they host the 1-6 Sacramento Kings.