Kyrie Irving argues ‘not one real picture of Earth’ exists
Kyrie Irving generated buzz and invited widespread mockery by touting his Flat-Earther beliefs at the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. He later claimed the sole purpose of espousing his Flat-Earth theory was to conduct a “social experiment” of sorts.
However, Irving, only a little more than a month after publicly renouncing his Flat-Earth beliefs, has returned to expressing his thoughts on the widely discredited theory.
How? By arguing that “not one real picture of Earth” exists.
The superstar Boston Celtics point guard made a recent appearance on UCONN women’s basketball head coach Gino Auriemma’s podcast. Boston.com recapped his conspiratorial comments.
“The whole intent behind it, Coach, it wasn’t to bash science,” Irving said, via Dime Mag. “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.”
So, in Irving’s eyes, the untold number of photographs of the Earth aren’t real. Okay then.
Irving again insists, though, that his motivation for espousing Flat-Earth conspiracy theory talking points is to invite discussion and debate.
“I just wanna open up and have that conversation,” Irving said. “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.”
It’s not that Irving doesn’t know. It’s just that he refuses to acknowledge the indisputable scientific truth of it all. There’s a big difference.