Kyrie Irving Lied, Claims He Trolled Everyone About All That Flat Earth Talk

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Well, that’s the last time I ever believe something Kyrie Irving says.

Earlier this year, the former Cavs guard set social media on fire when he proclaimed himself a ‘flat-earth truther.’

Kyrie went on Channing Frye and Richard Jefferson‘s podcast back in February and told his former teammates that we are all being lied to and the earth is indeed flat.  He never really made a good argument to support his flat-earth claims, but he was even starting to convince others to believe him…

Turns out Irving really doesn’t even believe himself.

While speaking on the “Toucher & Rich” show during Celtics Media Day on Monday, Kyrie admitted he was only trying to stir the pot when he said the earth was flat. Via CBS Boston:

“Look, look. Here it is. All I want to do is be able to have that open conversation,” Irving told Shertenlieb. “It was all an exploitation tactic. It literally spun the world — your guy’s 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 throw 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.”

There you have it. We’ve all been duped.

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