Kyrie Irving Has Now Convinced Some Middle Schoolers That The Earth is Flat
Looks like the eventual destruction of the Cleveland Cavaliers won’t be the only thing Kyrie Irving is accused of doing.
Earlier this year, the all-star point guard revealed on teammates Channing Frye and Richard Jefferson’s podcast (Road Tripping with R.J. and Channing) that he’s a flat-earth truther.
“This is not even a conspiracy theory,” Kryie said. “The Earth is flat.”
“It’s right in front of our faces,” he said. “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,” he continued. “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.”
“How are you gonna put ‘planets’ in quotations?” Jefferson interjected.
“Because, everything that they send—or that they want to say they’re sending—doesn’t come back,” Irving explained. “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.”
Months later, a middle school teacher is feeling the effects of his words as her students now believe the earth is indeed flat because of Kyrie. Middle school teacher Nick Gurol has this to say to NPR’s Avi Wolfman-Arent:
“And immediately I start to panic. How have I failed these kids so badly they think the Earth is flat just because a basketball player says it?” Gurol said.
He’s tried reasoning with his students, but hasn’t been able to convince them otherwise.
“They think that I’m part of this larger conspiracy of being a round-Earther,” Gurol explained. “That’s definitely hard for me because it feels like science isn’t real to them.”