Christopher Columbus once proved the world wrong in the 15th century by proving the world is round, not flat. Yet here we are centuries later with people making themselves look foolish by stating definitively the world is actually a flat plain. Among those who believe in this alternative fact is Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
In an interview with Cleveland teammates Channing Frye and Richard Jefferson on their podcast, “Road Trippin,” Irving explained to his Cavs teammates with an authoritative tone that there are aliens living somewhere in the universe and the Earth is a flat surface, not a round object as we know to be scientifically and visually proven in countless ways for centuries upon centuries. It’s at this point I usually tune someone out when they go on with such a bizarre claim, but we’ll allow Irving a chance to explain his logic here anyway.
“This is not even a conspiracy,” Irving said. “The Earth is flat.”
“What I’ve been taught is that the Earth is round,” Irving explained, demonstrating that he did pay attention in elementary school when we are all taught such a thing. “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.”
Well, I don’t know about you guys, but yes, I can comprehend that line of thinking, since that’s exactly what happens. Regardless, Irving continued on his X-Files way of thinking on this subject.
“The truth is right there. You just gotta go searching for it. I’ve been searching for it for a while.”
Kyrie Irving was trending on Twitter today because he believes the Earth is flat. I asked him about it. pic.twitter.com/ODe9aP9qmK
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) February 18, 2017
I’m inclined to think people who say the Earth is flat are doing so to draw a few laughs and attention, but Irving seems stuck with his stance on this one. Keep searching, Kyrie. If nothing else, it will keep you busy for the rest of your life, because I’m sorry to break it to you that the Earth is not a flat surface.